Author archives: jmclaughlin

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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...

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    J.O.Y. Center gets emergency funds

    March 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County J.O.Y. Center in Roswell may soon get the repairs it needs after receiving emergency funds from the state. Commissioners are expected to consider authorizing an agreement Thursday that will allow the county to fix an unsightly hole in the...

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    Liquor license delayed; e-cigs move ahead

    March 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    The American Legion’s request for a liquor license was pulled from the City Council meeting at the last minute Thursday. The council may reconsider it at its next meeting in April. American Legion Commander Orlando Padilla said he was disappointed. The club...

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    City Council to discuss e-cigs, Legion liquor license

    March 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Newly elected Mayor Dennis Kintigh and city councilors will meet for a regular City Council meeting tonight to discuss issuing a club liquor license to the American Legion and a ban on electronic cigarettes. Council will discuss taking a first step to amend...

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    Chaves County candidates file for primary

    March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Will Cavin, a Republican, is running unopposed for County Commission Dist. 5. Commissioner Greg Nibert, right, cannot run for a third term due to term limits. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) County candidates officially filed for primary election Tuesday, with 13...

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    Kintigh: ‘Tour of duty’ begins with swearing-in

    March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Dennis Kintigh, left, is sworn into office Monday by Magistrate Court Judge K.C. Rogers. His wife, Carol, held the Bible during the ceremony. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Mayor Dennis Kintigh and five city councilors were sworn into office Monday with several...

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    Jurney: ‘I am blessed—It’s been a great ride’

    March 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Del Jurney’s last day at his office was Friday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Mayor Del Jurney sat in his office at City Hall on his last official day Friday. He wore a suit jacket and a white dress shirt with the top button undone, in his usual style....

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    Ruiz’s struggles helped him achieve success

    March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Tom Ruiz, of the “B and the Breakfast Club” radio morning talk show. Tom Ruiz, or “Tom A” as many know him, is rarely seen around town without his pocket microphone in hand. His voice is even more familiar to listeners across southeastern New Mexico...