Author archives: jmclaughlin

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    Kintigh campaign donors to remain anonymous

    March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor-elect Dennis Kintigh collected the majority of his campaign war chest before he officially filed for office. The tactic allowed his campaign to gather $21,722 in contributions during the time period that did not require him to publicly disclose the...

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    Law expected to give dairy farmers more protection

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Local officials hope a new amendment to the state constitution that was signed into law Thursday will protect farmers from costly litigation and help strengthen the region’s stressed agriculture industry. Gov. Susana Martinez signed the Right to Farm...

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    Mackey ready to serve on council

    March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Natasha Mackey is ready to make history as the city’s first elected black councilwoman, she said Wednesday. She unseated incumbent Dusty Huckabee to become councilor-elect in Ward 1 Tuesday. “I’m really excited and I have lots of ideas, of course...

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    Kintigh delivers sound victory over Jurney

    March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor-elect Dennis Kintigh hugs his wife, Carol, while former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen looks on Tuesday night at Cattleman’s Steakhouse, where supporters gathered to watch the election results. (Randal Seyler Photo) Challenger Dennis Kintigh was elected...

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    Gov. signs aircraft sales tax elimination into law

    March 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Gov. Susana Martinez, seated, signs House Bill 24 while state officials and company officers look on, Monday, at the AerSale facility in Roswell. The bill provides for a gross receipts tax reduction on the sales of aircraft within New Mexico. (Randal Seyler...

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    Drone program operators discuss public surveillance, safety concerns

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Captain Russell Peck, CEO of Strategic Aerospace International Ltd., holds a press conference to announce the opening of unmanned aerial vehicle training at MISTIC, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Operators for a new program that will train pilots to operate...

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    Early voting ends with good turnout

    February 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    More than 1,500 voters cast ballots at the close of early voting Friday in this year’s municipal elections. City Clerk Sharon Coll said her goal was to get at least 1,500 voters through the new Voting Convenience Center system at City Hall during early...

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    County expects $7 million in capital outlay funds

    February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Steve Stone Graphic Governments and schools in Chaves County expect to get nearly $7.2 million in capital outlay funds recently approved by the Legislature to help with a number of agencies, projects and improvements. The funding has not yet received the...

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    Residents are using less water after rate increase

    February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Residents are using less water after last year’s rate increase and after facing another dollar increase in rates this year, the city’s water superintendent told the city’s finance committee Wednesday. The city raised rates by 22 percent, which went into...

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    City to launch drone pilot training

    February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A private training site at the Roswell International Air Center plans to launch a new program to begin training pilots to fly government and law enforcement drones. Officials are expected to announce Friday the opening of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems pilot...