Author archives: jmclaughlin

  • vets-dinner

    Veterans celebrated during dinner and dance

    November 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tom Blake, right, sings a patriotic song Friday night during the Veteran’s Memorial Dinner and Dance at the Roswell Adult and Senior Center. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Friday night’s Veterans Memorial Dinner and Dance at the Roswell Adult and Senior...

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    Medical marijuana laws present dicey situations

    November 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    As the city considers a prohibition on medical marijuana distribution centers, a few hundred card-carrying medical marijuana patients still live within city limits and grow the product. The New Mexico medical marijuana program’s rules present a few...

  • champion-dog

    Local Australian Shepherd gets national top dog spot

    November 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Owner and handler Debra Allen leads Shandon’s The Magic of Macy around a park Friday afternoon. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Some judges go for pretty. Some go for a special look. Debra Allen hopes “Macy’s” smooth moves will catch their eye. “What is...

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    NMED Secretary discusses Valley Meat permit

    November 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The firestorm of publicity that Valley Meat Co. has ignited nationally has made New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Designate Ryan Flynn’s first months on the job interesting. Tapped by Gov. Susana Martinez as head of the NMED in April,...

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    P&Z Committee recommends ban on pot shops

    November 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Planning and Zoning Committee decided Tuesday to recommend prohibiting medical marijuana distribution centers within city limits. But the public will have several opportunities in the next month to voice their opinions about the issue before City Council...

  • Tis-the-Season

    ’Tis the Season event draws crafty crowd

    November 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Leanita Langford gives a demonstration as she transforms ordinary containers into snowmen during ’Tis the Season, a seminar on Christmas gift and decor ideas, at the Roswell Convention Center, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Crafters and several attendees...

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    Stop order denial means Valley Meat can open

    November 2, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A federal judge denied a lawsuit Friday by animal rights groups against the USDA, lifting the final barrier for Roswell to become home to possibly the nation’s first horse slaughterhouse to open since 2007. “This is great for Valley Meat,” said attorney...

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    P&Z committee to consider relaxed rules for medical marijuana centers

    November 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city’s planning and zoning committee will consider removing barriers to make it easier for medical marijuana centers to open on Main Street and in other commercial areas at its next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5. The zoning change would allow marijuana...

  • hween-house

    Halloween décor a family affair for Nunez

    October 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Veronica Nunez stands in her yard at her house on South Monroe, next to decorations. She has decorated her yard for the past 10 years for the children on her block. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) One gravestone reads, “Here lies Les Moore, Shot with a .44. No Les....

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    City opts for in-house attorney

    October 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city will start searching to hire a city attorney, possibly this week, following a council decision last week to stop paying for outside legal counsel, Mayor Del Jurney said Monday. City councilors held a special meeting Thursday to decide if the city...