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    New Washington Federal branch signs 5-year lease

    November 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Crews remove the Bank of America sign from Sunwest Center’s office tower earlier this month. Washington Federal has assumed Bank of America’s new five-year lease at the site. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The new Washington Federal Bank branch at the...

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    City searches for new attorney

    November 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city has only received two submissions after launching its search for an in-house attorney this month and both were returned as incomplete, officials said Monday. The position was advertised beginning Nov. 11, when city councilors decided to stop paying...

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    Storm brings water, street light troubles

    November 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City street workers repaired two water main breaks Monday, likely caused by recent freezing temperatures that blew through the region the past few days. A break that occurred at North Garden and East Eighth Street and another at West Alameda Street and South...

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    Winter weather plows through region

    November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A winter weather pattern that arrived last night is expected to bring sleet, snow and freezing temperatures to Roswell into the weekend. “It’s going to be pretty chilly,” said Chris Luckett, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in...

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    Councilors change city’s voting system

    November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City councilors decided to overhaul the voting process for the city’s March elections at a special meeting Thursday night without holding a public hearing. On the advice of City Clerk Sharon Coll, councilors unanimously voted to implement new Voting...

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    County to award bid for detention centers work

    November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The medical ward at the Chaves County Detention Center will be reconstructed to include up-to-date facilities for mental health and medical care. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) County commissioners will consider awarding a $15.2 million contract for general...

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    City moves ahead with convention center plans

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City leaders are moving ahead with plans to construct a convention center in downtown Roswell, despite knowing New Mexico Military Institute wanted to partner with them to build a similar facility less than a mile away. The city plans to add onto its existing...

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    Hotels, motels remain opposed to new bed fee

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Hotels and motels in Roswell started collecting the newly imposed $2.50 per room, per night lodging fee this month. But most are still opposed to it. “It’s created major havoc,” said Edie Stevens, director of sales at La Quinta Inn and spokeswoman for...

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    NMMI Alumni Association loses name, logos

    November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The ousted New Mexico Military Institute’s Alumni Association was dealt a crucial blow Monday when a judge ordered the embattled group to immediately stop using the Institute’s name, logos and crest. Eddy County Judge Jane Shuler-Gray ruled against the...

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    Writer, math tutor Mitchell helps create young artists collective

    November 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Sara Mitchell and her husband, James, are working with others to encourage cultural activities and collaboration in Roswell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Sara Mitchell is confident she can be instrumental in making an impact on Roswell by helping the art community...