Author archives: jmclaughlin

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    High school sophomore Neal earns Eagle Scout

    December 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Grayson Neal, 16, center, listens as his father, Greg Neal, reads during his ceremony to become an Eagle Scout Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Grayson Neal, a sophomore at Goddard High School, started a new tradition for the Neal family when he took the oath...

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    Army vet Espinoza now helps others get needed benefits

    December 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Espinoza Army veteran Eric Espinoza arrived in Roswell a year ago to begin work for the Wounded Warrior Program for the U.S. House of Representatives, and has since traveled across the region helping other veterans get the services they need. But his most...

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    Wagon rides earn money for kids

    December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mid-Day Lions Annual Horse Drawn Carriage Rides led by Betsy and Zeke prepare to disembark for the Christmas Lights Wagon Ride, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The first riders at this year’s old-fashioned horse drawn wagon rides, held by the Roswell...

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    County, FEMA assess flood damage repairs

    December 13, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County road staff met with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to assess damages to county roads sustained during September’s flooding events. West Country Club Road near Adobe Mesa Road, seen here, sustained some of...

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    Council discusses medical cannabis zoning

    December 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A medical marijuana distributor could open a store in Roswell, City Councilors concluded after discussing whether to change a zoning ordinance Thursday. But a final vote to remove restrictions was postponed. Several councilors spoke in favor of a medical...

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    Mulcahy takes reins at EDC

    December 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A reception was held Thursday at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce for newly hired Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director John Mulcahy, center. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Newly hired Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development...

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    UFO Museum to get makeover, movie prop

    December 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Workers will soon start remodeling the exterior of the International UFO Museum and Research Center and install a new marquee. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Workers will soon start remodeling the exterior of the UFO Museum and Research Center, replacing the marquee...

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    Ban on medical pot shops moves to City Council

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Mandy Denson, co-owner of Compassionate Distributors Inc. in Ruidoso, serves customer Varen Daughrity, of Portales, Tuesday afternoon. Seen here are products sold at the state-licensed medical cannabis distribution center, including marijuana, hot cocoa,...

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    Daughter prays for return of mother’s ashes

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Debra Calderon stands with her son on Monday. Her mother’s ashes were stolen from her sister’s minivan last week. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Deborah Calderon hopes police can confirm if they have recovered her mother’s ashes that were stolen from a...

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    P&Z Committee to consider medical pot shop ban today

    December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city’s Planning and Zoning Committee will consider recommending changes today to a city ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. If approved, the change would be forwarded to City Council for approval Thursday. Staff...