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    ‘Biking for Boobies’ team stops by Roswell

    October 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Nate Frankoski, left, and Mike Buonaiuto are biking 3,700 miles from Boca Raton, Fla., to Los Angeles to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Two Florida men dressed in colorful body tights are on a cross-country...

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    Closure of BLM looms over county

    October 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    A drawn out battle in Congress, that has now turned its focus to the Oct. 17 debt limit deadline, could impact the region’s oil and gas industry and some local workers. The federal closure of the Bureau of Land Management’s local office has already halted...

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    Water main break causes school closures

    October 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Berrendo Elementary School was one of four schools closed Thursday, following a water main break, Wednesday night, in the Berrendo Water Co-Op system. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Four schools were closed Thursday after a water main burst in the Berrendo Co-Op...

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    State leaders split on govt shutdown

    October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico’s congressional leaders were split on how they handled the first day of the federal government shutdown Tuesday, while Roswell residents felt few effects from the legislative logjam. Republican Rep. Steve Pearce was the only state U.S. House...

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    Elida teen Sanders wins Grand Champ in meat goat

    October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Raeona Sanders, of Elida, stands with her Grand Champion meat goat. Judge Chance Neff, of San Angelo, Texas, stands beside her. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Raeona Sanders, of Elida, said she was excited to be awarded the banner for Grand Champion with her meat...

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    Brink wins Best in Show with ‘Chilla’

    October 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Hannah Brink holds her rabbit, “Chilla,” who won Best in Show and Best Fancy Monday at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Chilla likes to run around, grabbing everyone’s interest. But Monday, he sat with his legs properly...

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    Nelson celebrates 94th birthday

    September 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Morgan Nelson is greeted by well-wishers during his 94th birthday party at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Morgan Nelson arrived at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico’s Archive Building Friday to a...

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    Kintigh announces mayoral bid

    September 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Dennis Kintigh announces from the steps of the Chaves County Courthouse his intention to run for mayor, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Former state legislator and career lawman Dennis Kintigh told a group of friends and supporters gathered in front of...

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    Community welcomes new ILEA class

    September 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Lt. Britt Snyder, right, of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, welcomes one of the new students from Session 12 of the International Law Enforcement Academy Wednesday during a reception at the Spring River Park and Zoo. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) New...

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    Humane Society to hold town yard sale

    September 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Krystal Smith of the Roswell Humane Society holds puppies that are up for adoption. The Humane Society will hold a community yard sale Saturday at the field next to the Wool Bowl starting at 6 a.m. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Lamps, couches, tables, pots and pans...