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    Commissioners to consider ‘convenient voting centers’

    October 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer County Commissioners will consider today a change to traditional polling locations by installing new “Voting Convenient Centers” at 13 locations. The resolution would approve changing the way the county does election...

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    NMMI vs. Alumni judge: ‘It all boils down to money’

    October 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Court proceedings began Tuesday between the New Mexico Military Institute and its former Alumni Association, in a case that has pitted brother against brother in a bitter dispute over money and reputations. At the heart of the issue is whether the Alumni...

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    Biofuel plant set to break ground

    October 15, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    AG Power’s plant that will convert dairy waste into biogas at Prices Lane and Tumbleweed Road will break ground Friday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) A power company will break ground Friday on a plant that will start turning Chaves County dairy manure into...

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    Cafe owner finds passion in mixing history and a perfect cuppa

    October 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Anne Baker, co-owner of Stellar Coffee Co., demonstrates how to make a pour-over pot of coffee Thursday. “It’s one of the best cups of coffee you can get,” Baker said. She is renovating the old JC Penney building at 315 N. Main St., where her shop will...

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    Police, fire dept. take action in community

    October 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell Police and Fire departments recently have increased proactive actions lately in dealing with arrests and responding to emergencies, officers reported to city councilors Thursday. Arrests for the month of September were 309 and self-initiated...

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    CVE opens new headquarters in Artesia

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    General Manager Chuck Pinson, second from left, shakes hands after cutting the ribbon on the new Central Valley Electric Cooperative headquarters in Artesia Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Central Valley Electric Cooperative opened a new, state-of-the-art...

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    Council to consider disaster declaration

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilors will consider ratifying a resolution today to declare a disaster following the Sept. 11 floods that destroyed bridges and eroded infrastructure, crops, homes, land and other structures. The resolution supports a similar measure taken by Chaves...

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    Heritage Dinner honors Jennings

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Former State Sen. Tim Jennings, right, stands with Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Administrative Director Tina Williams. Jennings was honored as the 2013 Heritage Winner Tuesday during the 32nd annual Heritage Dinner. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)...

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    Army vet, community builder runs for City Council

    October 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jerry Heck, a U.S. Army veteran and former New Mexico Military Institute contractor, has announced his bid for Roswell City Council Ward 2. The seat is held by Councilman Jimmy Craig. U.S. Army veteran and former instructor at the New Mexico Military...

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State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Dist. 32, seeds a field Monday. Local farmers are not reporting many negative effects from the second week of the federal shutdown.

    Fed shutdown fails to upset local agriculture

    October 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Photo State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Dist. 32, seeds a field Monday. Local farmers are not reporting many negative effects from the second week of the federal shutdown. Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer While farmers and livestock producers...