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    NMMI, Alumni Association get court date

    September 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The New Mexico Military Institute and its former Alumni Association are set to face off Oct. 15 in Eddy County District Court on the Institute’s request to immediately freeze more than $5.2 million in funds. An Eddy County district court judge set the...

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    Manure biogas venture considered

    September 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    AG Power’s plan to convert dairy waste from Chaves County farms into usable biofuel will first include the construction of a plant at the corner of Price Lane and Tumbleweed Road. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) An innovative project to turn Chaves County’s...

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    Legion Riders roll into Roswell

    September 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Roswell’s American Legion Post 28 hosted the arrival of New Mexico American Legion Riders Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) American Legion Riders from across New Mexico rolled into Roswell’s Post 28 parking lot Monday afternoon in an effort to ferry...

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    Public meeting set for hunting lands proposal

    September 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    The public is invited to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s plan this year to again swap public and private lands in southwestern Chaves County for deer and Barbary sheep hunters. The meeting will be held from 6 to 9...

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    Commission OKs manure biofuel plant bond plan

    September 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    County Commissioners approved a plan Thursday to pave the way for an innovative biogas company to begin processing cow manure into usable fuel. The plan would collect Chaves County dairy waste and send it out of town through a pipeline. “These individuals...

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    Councilors weigh options for a city attorney during workshop

    September 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Councilors met Thursday to start weighing the options about whether hiring an in-house city attorney would be more cost-effective than continuing to contract for legal services. The council decided last week to temporarily extend outside attorney Barbara...

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    State stops pumping water from Pecos

    September 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    City of Roswell Street Department employees assess the flood damage to the bridge on E. Mescalero near the Roswell Country Club, Tuesday morning. The road will be closed for the foreseeable future and workers on site said the reconstruction should begin...

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    County to mull $20 million manure biofuel project

    September 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    County Commissioners will consider a plan at their regular meeting today to issue $20 million in revenue bonds to help a biofuels company build a pipeline to start pumping dairy manure out of the county to California. The county would act as a go-between for...

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    Veterans cemetery in the works

    September 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    A coalition of Roswell-area veterans and city officials are working to start development on a 5-acre section at South Park Cemetery for an official veterans cemetery in the next 60-90 days. The future site is planned near this established area, beyond where...

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    Officials record 100-year rainfall amounts

    September 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Joe Hicks stands beside a shed Monday that was moved 20 feet off the ground and slammed against his home when flood waters rushed through his property on Georgia Street off the Relief Route in Roswell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Last week’s flooding and heavy...