Author archives: jmclaughlin

  • driving-simulator

    Simulator available to try out

    April 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    AT&T store employee James Gonzales takes a spin on the distracted and drunken driving simulator machine at the store Friday as Katey Gumfory and Corey Stevens watch. Roswell High student Gumfory and Goddard High student Stevens are helping educate the...

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    ‘Take Back the House’ fundraiser May 2

    April 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    From left: Former Chairwoman of the Chaves County Republican Party Alice Eppers, state Rep. Candy Ezzell, R-Dist. 58, state Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59, Chaves County Republican Women President Joan Boue, state Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Dist. 32, and CCRW event...

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    Perry looks to create city medical marijuana law

    April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

    City Council will consider a new ordinance that would place heavy restrictions on the distribution of medical marijuana within city borders. The new law would essentially ban state-licensed medical marijuana distributors from locating in city limits and...

  • distracted-driving

    Students to help educate on distracted driving

    April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Corey Stevens, left, of Goddard High School and the New Mexico Leadership Institute, and Katy Gumford, Roswell High School student body president, are helping educate the community during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)...

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    City committee keeps old airport tower property

    April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city Building and Lands Committee opted Monday not to recommend handing over the Old Roswell Airport Tower property adjacent to Cielo Grande Park to a new youth ministry organization. Lighthouse Youth Ministry, a nonprofit organization owned by Casey and...

  • bobby.arnett

    Judge candidate Arnett feels calling to serve

    April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Republican Bobby Arnett is running against incumbent Magistrate Judge K.C. Rogers in Dist. 1. (Courtesy Photo) Magistrate Judge candidate Bobby Arnett said people have a duty and an obligation to serve in the community. “If you want to see the community as...

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    Feds list prairie chicken as threatened

    March 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    This March 2007 photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows a male lesser prairie chicken in a mating stature in the Texas panhandle. (AP Photo) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species...

  • allen-weh

    US Senate candidate Weh believes in ‘importance of American leadership’

    March 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Republican candidate Allen Weh is running for U.S. Senate in the primary election against David Clements. (Courtesy Photo) When asked how he describes himself, U.S. Senate candidate Allen Weh’s first two responses were quick and to the point. “I’m a...

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    Committee discusses need for more medical professionals in city

    March 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A new committee convened Wednesday, brought together by Mayor Dennis Kintigh, that aims to provide solutions to medical care challenges in Roswell. Several physicians and administrators of local hospitals and health care groups met at City Hall to begin...

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    Board approves ‘Aiming for the Stars’ funding

    March 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Funding for the first “Aiming for the Stars,” planned for Oct. 17 in Roswell, was given an initial approval by the city’s Occupancy Tax Board Tuesday. The board will recommend to the city’s finance committee that the event should be allocated $2,465...