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    Roswell felon pleads guilty to firearms charge

    September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Roswell man on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Jerry J. Barrera, 30, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. His sentencing has not yet been scheduled. Barrera...

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    ABA names Gathering of Nations among North America’s 100 best events for 2015

    September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, to be held in Albuquerque between April 23-25 in 2015, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015 by the American Bus Association (ABA) for its fifth year. ABA’s 2015 Top 100 Events...

  • Mattie Johnson

    September 13, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Mattie Johnson, 87, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, September 12, 2014. Mattie was born August 15, 1927, in Spiro, Oklahoma to Bill and Susie Holdridge. Mattie was the oldest of six children. At the age of 13, Mattie moved with her family to Dexter, NM...

  • Mauricia De La Rosa Ortiz

    September 13, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    A rosary is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Hagerman, NM for Mauricia De La Rosa Ortiz, 98, who passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Mission Arch Care Center. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m.,...

  • Dear Editor: 9-12-14

    September 12, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear editor, We would like to commend Mr. A. Mireles, Sr. Patrolman with the New Mexico State Police, who so graciously helped us when we were having mechanical trouble on the Tatum highway. A couple weeks ago we were returning from Lubbock to Roswell with a...

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    Kirksey recommended for judgeship; Nomination now goes to governor for confirmation

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kirksey   Hobbs attorney Lee Kirksey was recommended on Thursday to fill the new judgeship in the 5th Judicial District Court. The District Judicial Nominating Commission met in Lovington to evaluate Kirksey, an attorney with the Hobbs firm Maddox,...

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    Local vets asked to respond to VA request

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Veterans Affairs is beginning a pilot program in Roswell and Artesia and is attempting to determine the need for primary care and mental health care in this area. Specialty care of any kind will not be part of this program — only primary care and mental...

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    Luncheon honors first responders

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A 9/11 appreciation luncheon sponsored by Pepsi and Ballard Funeral Home was held Thursday at Roswell Fire Station No. 3 to thank all local first responders for the services they provide to the Roswell community. (Submitted Photo) [/auth...

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    Portion of East College to close for repairs

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The public is advised that East College Boulevard will be closed from Garden Avenue to Grand Avenue for three days beginning Saturday. The closure is expected to end Monday. The closure will allow the railroad crossing to be repaired and paved. Detour signage...

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    RHS Class of 1974 holding reunion homecoming weekend

    September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Roswell High School Class of 1974 will be holding its 40th Reunion Weekend and Homecoming Celebration, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. ­­ Registration begins at 4 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn, 3620 N. Main St. It all starts at 2 p.m. Friday when...