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    Campaign manager admits Hatch Act filing

    March 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Orie “O.L.” Adcock admitted that he filed a federal complaint against Chaves County sheriff candidate Britt Snyder for what he thinks is a violation of an elections law. Adcock, the campaign manager for Snyder’s opponent Gary Graves, denied that the...

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    Sheriff candidate Graves hopes for better future

    March 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Republican Gary Graves is a candidate for Chaves County sheriff. (Courtesy Photo) Candidate Gary Graves has a colorful past that includes his recall from office as De Baca County sheriff, a foiled attempt to find Billy the Kid and the permanent loss of his...

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    Duffey: County 1 of 3 to receive an outstanding audit

    March 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    During the county commission meeting Thursday, Heinfeld, Meech and Co. presented the county’s fiscal year 2013 audit report. The report was deemed to be an “unbiased audit” and “the best opinion you can get” by the firm’s representative....

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    County expects to pay less for indigent care

    March 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County expects to see little, if any, change in the amount of tax revenue it will send to the state to fund hospital care for patients who can’t afford to pay the bill, following the passage of Senate Bill 268. The bill that was passed in the last...

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    State group protests for immigrant rights

    March 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Photo Protesters from Somos Chaves County, an affiliate of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, chanted outside of the Roswell office of Rep. Steve Pearce, R-Dist. 2, Thursday as part of the group’s National Week of Action for Immigration Reform. Jill...

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    Berrendo student threatens to shoot classmate

    March 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer Berrendo Middle School staff and county sheriff’s deputies Thursday uncovered a student’s apparent plan to shoot a female classmate, possibly preventing another tragedy. Chaves County deputies were called to the school...

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    Medical marijuana distributor awaits state’s green light

    March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A medical marijuana distributor could legally open its doors at an undisclosed location in Roswell by next week, following a state inspection. Compassionate Distributors of Ruidoso has moved into a building, installed extensive security systems and is ready...

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    Republican Women host magistrate, district judge candidates at luncheon

    March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    From left: Chaves County Magistrate Judges John Halvorson, K.C. Rogers, magistrate judge candidate Bobby Arnett, and 5th Judicial District Court Judges Ray Romero and James Hudson spoke Wednesday at the Chaves County Republican Women’s luncheon....

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    Hatch Act violation filed against Snyder

    March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Chaves County sheriff candidate Britt Snyder is facing a federal Hatch Act inquiry, instigated by an anonymous complainant who has charged that he has violated the federal elections rule. The Hatch Act restricts the political activity of employees who work...

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    Commission to hear results of financial audit

    March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Commissioners will learn Thursday the details of how well the county performed financially during the last fiscal year. An independent firm will present the board with the results of its annual financial audit using a live video feed during the regular...