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  • bird watchers

    Construction project aims for the bird watchers

    July 1, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A scene from the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary and Nature Center in Roswell (Lisa Dunlap Photo) A privately funded $50,000 construction project soon will be started at a nature center and bird sanctuary. A bird blind will be built in the J. Kenneth Smith...

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    NMMI celebrates 125th anniversary

    July 1, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A year-long celebration in honor of one of Roswell’s most esteemed institutions begins today. New Mexico Military Institute will be celebrating 125 years of duty, honor and achievement by bringing to Roswell inspirational speakers and performances. They...

  • UFO Festival

    They’re here … again

    July 1, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A Roswellian, her granddaughter and a giant alien welcome people to the first day of the 2016 UFO Festival early Thursday afternoon. Elaine Buccini lives in Roswell. Her granddaughter, Mia Buccini, is visiting with her mom from Illinois (Lisa Dunlap Photo)...

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    Woman arrested for drug paraphernalia

    July 1, 2016 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    The arrest records available in the police blotter are public information. Any indication of an arrest on a charge and/or multiple charges does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven...

  • Recent DWI arrest in Chaves County

    July 1, 2016 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...

  • Leftists only accept their way of voting

    July 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Apparently leftists in the world, and Democrats in America, only accept the will of the people if they vote the way the left wanted them to vote. If not, it doesn’t count! Example No. 1: 2004 —George W. Bush won re-election. The next day Ted Kennedy was...

  • Truth, security doesn’t matter to Democrats

    July 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Chances are remote that an Islamist will attack Roswell. It’s more likely that a ninth-grade boy will shave his legs, paint his toenails, and demand to shower with the girls at P.E. because his inner woman has awakened. Despite numerous warnings that...

  • Nominating justices shouldn’t be political

    July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court arrived at a 4-4 split decision that by default affirmed a lower court’s ruling to block one of President Obama’s deferred action programs, known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent...

  • What gay-straight alliances are doing for NM’s youth

    July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    In my last column I wrote about how gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have helped schools across the country, and why they are still very much needed in all schools. Looking into how these alliances benefit students nationally is a joy to find. School climates...

  • William Corbett “Bill” Slade, Jr.

    July 1, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    William Corbett “Bill” Slade, Jr. passed away June 27, 2016 of age related causes at the age of 100. Bill was born September 6, 1915 in rural Lamar County Texas to William C. Slade and Louis Bennett Stuart Slade. His family lived in Montgomery County, AR...