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    NMMI, Association conclude first arguments

    October 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Military Institute finished arguments Monday asking a judge to immediately order its former Alumni Association to stop using the school’s name and logos. Eddy County District Court Judge Jane Shuler-Grey will decide in the next week or two...

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    Locals show support for Valley Meat as hearing concludes

    October 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Local leaders and farmers rallied in support of Valley Meat Co. Wednesday during the last day of a state environmental hearing to determine if the proposed horse meat processor will be allowed to renew its groundwater permit. “These are the real people that...

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    Chaves Co. clerk awaits gay marriage ruling

    October 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County’s clerk would be bound by law to begin issuing licenses to same-sex marriages within the next few weeks if New Mexico’s Supreme Court determines gay marriage is legal across the state. “Since I’m an elected official, and sworn to uphold...

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    Valley Meat’s hearing for permit to resume today

    October 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A state hearing started Tuesday at the Chaves County Courthouse to determine if Valley Meat Co. should be reissued its groundwater discharge permit as part of its plan to start operating as a horse meat processing plant. “I feel ready to move forward and...

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    Second council candidate runs for Ward 2

    October 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Grant, left, announced his bid for Roswell City Council Ward 2. The seat is now held by Councilman Jimmy Craig. (Courtesy Photo Caleb) Business owner Caleb Grant, a lifelong Roswell resident, is the second candidate to announce a bid to run for City Council...

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    Gov, county mark biofuel plant groundbreaking

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Gov. Susana Martinez addresses attendees at the groundbreaking for AG Power’s Advanced Biofuel Plant which will be located south of Roswell, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Gov. Susana Martinez joined local leaders Friday in celebrating the...

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    Judge: NMMI can keep lawyers

    October 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Military Institute’s ousted Alumni Association lost its first battle in what is expected to be a lengthy court fight against the school. An Eddy County district court judge decided late Thursday NMMI can keep its legal counsel, denying a motion...

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    Protests begin as hearing nears for Valley Meat Co.

    October 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    From left: Beverley Hughes, of Denver, and Lisa Cummings-Kowals, of Roswell, were part of a small protest held in front of the Chaves County Courthouse Thursday against horse slaughter. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) A group of anti-horse slaughter protestors plan...

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    Commission delays new voting centers

    October 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Commissioners voted Thursday not to change the way the county carries out its elections in 2014. County Clerk Dave Kunko proposed “moving into this century,” he said, by reducing the number of neighborhood polling places from some 50 or more centers to 14...

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    Salvation Army helps veteran, pianist get new roof

    October 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Jill McLaughlin Photo Leonard Meekins explains the problems he’s had with his roof on East Deming Street in Roswell. Volunteers from Saint Vincent De Paul Society in Roswell spent Wednesday rebuilding his roof. Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer He...