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    Board approves funding for EDC

    February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Chaves County-Roswell Economic Development Corporation will continue its push to bring new business and workers to the county after county commissioners approved allocating funding to it last week. “I’m very grateful, as is the board, for the...

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    Community celebrates return of school shooting survivor Nathaniel Tavarez

    February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Berrendo Middle School shooting victim Nathaniel Tavarez returns home to a hero’s welcome, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photos) Hundreds lined the streets and cheered Friday as sirens from fire and law enforcement vehicles ushered home the 12-year-old boy...

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    Jurney, Kintigh debate leadership

    February 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Former State Representative Dennis Kintigh, left, and Mayor Del Jurney shake hands prior to Wednesday evening’s Meet the Mayoral Candidates forum held at the Salvation Army headquarters. (Mark Wilson Photo) Mayor Del Jurney and mayoral candidate Dennis...

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    City candidates spend big to win

    February 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Several candidates seeking to overturn the mayor and sitting councilors have spent substantial sums of cash in the past month, according to financial reports filed Thursday. Mayoral candidate Dennis Kintigh has spent $33,722 since January — more than four...

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    Theft of signs creates havoc for candidates

    February 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Several of City Councilor Dusty Huckabee’s campaign signs along College Boulevard were slashed again Wednesday. Candidates reported that hundreds of signs have been stolen or damaged during the campaign. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Thieves and pranksters...

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    Senate approves aviation sales tax removal bill

    February 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A bill to cut sales tax on commercial and military aircraft sales and services that promises to create some 125 jobs in Chaves County passed the New Mexico Senate Wednesday. The bill, ushered through the Legislature by state Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Dist. 66,...

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    CCRW hosts candidates

    February 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Republican candidates for City Council answered questions from attendees at a Chaves County Republican Women’s Luncheon Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) [/auth...

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    City receives 21 applications for planning director

    February 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city received nearly two dozen applications to fill the position vacated when its planning director left last month, City Manager Larry Fry said Tuesday. Planning Director Michael Vickers’ last day was Jan. 17. He accepted a position with a contracting...

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    Flynn confirmed as NMED secretary

    February 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn listens to testimony as a Senate panel considers his confirmation during a legislative hearing in Santa Fe, on Tuesday. (AP Photo) The New Mexico State Senate confirmed Ryan Flynn Tuesday as Secretary of the New...

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    Democratic Party chair endorses Jurney

    February 18, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer The chairman of the Chaves County Democratic Party sent a strongly worded email to members Friday, throwing his support behind “party friend” Mayor Del Jurney. In the email, chairman Fred Moran asks county Democrats to...