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    NMMI scholarship funds still in dispute

    July 2, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The New Mexico Military Institute and its alumni association continue to battle in court over control of about $5.2 million of alumni association funds after the NMMI board of regents voted unanimously in May to once again sever all ties with the alumni...

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    Union: FLETC strike hurting operations

    July 2, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The company with a services contract at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia has begun advertising for personnel to replace about 50 striking union workers. Meanwhile, the workers’ union says training operations at FLETC are being affected...

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    City ready for UFO invasion

    July 1, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Submitted Photo Organizers of this weekend’s UFO Festival, Roswell Cosmicon and Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival say thousands of visitors are descending upon the Alien City for the holiday weekend, boosting tourism and economic activity...

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    Chaves County sales taxes increasing

    June 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Sales taxes will inch up slightly Wednesday throughout Chaves County, one of only two counties in southeastern New Mexico that will experience across-the-board increases in gross receipts taxes. GRT rates in Chaves County and its incorporated municipalities...

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    FLETC strike continues into weekend

    June 27, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Jeff Tucker Photo Service workers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia walked picket lines for a second day Friday as the labor dispute reached into the weekend. The service workers, shown Thursday, allege their employer, the Omni Corp.,...

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    FLETC service workers strike

    June 26, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    ARTESIA — Service workers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia went on strike Thursday morning as their labor union and a FLETC contractor have been unable to reach a deal on a collective bargaining agreement. About 50 maintenance,...

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    Steve Pearce dropped from House post

    June 23, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

     Pearce U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has been removed from a leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives after he and a group of conservative House Republicans sided with Democrats in opposing a trade resolution that would grant President Obama...

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    New district attorney focused on violent crimes

    June 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Dianna Luce, new Fifth Judicial District Attorney, and Michael Murphy, chief deputy district attorney for Chaves County, meet with Daily Record staff Tuesday. Luce said she would be a “trial DA,” personally prosecuting several cases a year. (Jeff Tucker...

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    Meet and greet the doctors

    June 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Mayor Dennis Kintigh talks with Dr. Prashanthi Konda and, below, he speaks with Dr. Ninad Shet at a reception Friday evening at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The Mayor’s Healthcare Solutions Committee, whose mission is to recruit and retain...

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    Salas wins big at car show

    June 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Greg Salas, right, and his 1956 Ford Farlaine won first place in its category in the 2015 Car-A-Fair June 6 in Carlsbad. Salas’ 1968 Chevy II Nova, left, won third place in its category in the annual Carlsbad car show. Also pictured is Frankie Samario,...