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    New voting centers perform smoothly

    February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Election workers at Church of Christ check in voters Tuesday evening using the new Voting Convenience Center equipment. The new system ran smoothly, said Robbie Higgins, presiding judge at the center. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The new voting system experienced...

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    ENMU-R mill levy fails by wide margin

    February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Chaves County clerk’s office employees process paperwork from a polling center Tuesday night, as results arrived during the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell special mill levy election. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The Eastern New Mexico...

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    Madden uncertain about mill levy vote

    February 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (5)

    Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s president was confident he has support for today’s mill levy election but he remained uncertain if he will have the votes in the final hours before election day. “We know that we have the majority of support of...

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    City candidates present plans during forum

    February 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    City Council and mayoral candidates were given the chance to speak about their ideas Monday night during a forum at the First Baptist Church. Crime and economic development topped the list across the board for the candidates as each one answered a series of...

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    Officer pulls woman out from house fire

    February 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Roswell Police officer responding to a house fire Saturday morning kicked open a door to rescue a woman and drag her to safety in the backyard. Officer Chris King arrived on scene to the house on the 300 block of Swinging Spear Road shortly after midnight,...

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    New polling places ready for mill levy election

    January 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The mill levy election Tuesday to answer Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s request for additional property taxes has already drawn a surprising number of early voters. Chaves County Clerk Dave Kunko expects 25 percent of the district’s registered...

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    Search continues for city attorney

    January 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The city will re-advertise for an in-house city attorney after receiving only two applicants and hearing concerns that it did not advertise sufficiently for the position. “Some concern was expressed that we didn’t advertise widely enough,” said City...

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    Councilor Huckabee seeks to ‘build bridges’ if re-elected

    January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Photo Dusty Huckabee is seeking his second term as city councilor for Ward 1. (Jill McLaughlin) City Councilor Dusty Huckabee remembers downtown Roswell as a place he hung out while his mother shopped at the local stores. He would sit on the hood of her car...

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    Doña Ana Republican runs for US Senate

    January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Clements Republican David Clements of Las Cruces, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Tom Udall, was in Roswell Wednesday visiting with Chaves County party members. The former prosecutor and employment attorney is taking time off from his...

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    McCornack to push for economic growth

    January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    McCornack City Council candidate James McCornack, an operations supervisor for the New Mexico Gas Company, wants to see the city thrive. “I’m running because I want to see our city succeed and I want to see us grow. I feel we need to change to get...