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Author archives: Kevin J. Keller

  • State suspends free fuel program

    September 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Due to the program’s high cost, the drought, and the increased possibility of forest fires, the free public fuel wood program has been suspended. According to a press release from the New Mexico State Land Office, State Land Commissioner Ray Powell has...

  • Roswell Literacy Council teaches more than reading

    September 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. The Roswell Literacy Council is...

  • It’s not too late to sponsor a Field of Honor flag for 9/11

    September 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer It is not too late to sponsor a flag for the local Field of Honor ceremonies set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Karen Bloodhart, chairwoman for the Roswell Field of Honor, said a flag can still...

  • The Roswell Refuge goal: Help victims make it on their own

    September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Perhaps best known for its shelter, The Roswell Refuge provides...

  • Bottomless Bubble Fest in full swing at Lea Lake

    September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mike Quinn of Albuquerque prepares for another scuba dive during Bubble Fest, Saturday, at Bottomless Lakes State Park. (Mark Wilson Photo) Scuba divers are scanning the bottom of a “bottomless” lake, not so much to dispel the myth that there is no...

  • Chase Loomis takes prizes in LeadAmerica competition

    September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Goddard High School sophomore and honor student Chase Loomis, 15. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) With several recognitions for his academic success, opportunities to travel and network and a motivation to succeed, a local teenager may someday create practical, yet...

  • Girl Scouts makes UW dollars count

    September 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Cookies, camping, and crafts — these are the three C’s Girl Scouts is perhaps better known for. Rebecca Sherwood, membership team leader for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, said the organization that’s been in Chaves County since the early 20th...

  • Prescription Trails: Go take a hike for better health

    September 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Doctors in Roswell may soon be prescribing something that’s free, fun, 100 percent natural and best of all, can help prevent a multitude of illnesses. Through an initiative called Prescription Trails, Roswell doctors could soon be prescribing something as...

  • Pecos Elementary School remodel begins this week

    September 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kindergartners at Pecos Elementary hold on to their yellow hard hats as they participate in groundbreaking ceremonies for a new 12,000-square-foot addition to the school, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Pecos Elementary School, which welcomed its first students...

  • ENMU-R opens disc golf course

    August 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

    Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell students who want to stay active while they socialize now have a new place to do so. A brand new disc golf course — located on Martin Street between University Blvd. and Gail Harris...