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    Pioneer Bank: TV reports of hacked accounts inaccurate

    July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque erroneously reported on television and on its website Tuesday that customer accounts at Pioneer Bank had possibly been hacked, according to a released statement from the bank. KRQE reported this without verifying the accuracy of...

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    Cosmicon returns to Roswell Mall Friday

    July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Fans pause for a group-selfie during the 2014 Roswell Filmfest. This year’s Cosmicon kicks off on July 4 at the Roswell Mall and will feature out-of-this-world fun, including Garrett Wang of “Star Trek Voyager” fame and Dr. Who’s TARDIS. (Submitted...

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    Planetarium to hold programs during fest

    July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Space. The final frontier. But you don’t have to book a flight on the USS Enterprise to experience the cosmos. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium opened Monday in preparation for the UFO Festival with daily programs from now until next Monday. The...

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    Film Fest gives awards to local, int’l filmmakers

    July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The cast and crew of “We the People,” which won Best Picture and several other awards. The filmmaker, Adam Tomlinson, traveled from Toronto to shoot the film. (Christina Stock Photo)   Films appear seamless and beautiful to the audience but there is...

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    Hobbs man charged with striking state trooper’s car

    July 2, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Above: This submitted photo shows the damage done to Officer Carlos Verdugo’s state police vehicle. Below: Allred (Courtesy Photos) A Hobbs man accused of drunken driving and striking a state police vehicle Saturday was arrested Tuesday after being...

  • Magdalene Rita (Gonda) Kincaid

    July 1, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Magdalene Rita (Gonda) Kincaid, 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 26, 2014. Madge was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth (Phillips) Gonda, and was the ninth daughter of 10 girls. She is preceded in death by both of her parents and four of...

  • Vincent James Powers

    July 1, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Vincent James Powers, 51, graduated to heaven on December 10, 2013, at Texas Tech University. Burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. on July 4, 2014. Vince was born August 10, 1962, to Leon Powers and Rose Ortiz in Chicago, IL. Vince served in the...

  • Juanita Annabelle “Ann” Fry

    July 1, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Juanita Annabelle “Ann” Fry, age 73, died at University Medical Center of El Paso after a sudden illness on June 29, 2014. Ann was born August 21, 1940 in Ohio to Beryl Fry and Juanita (Fent) Fry. In her junior year of high school, the Fry family moved to...

  • Dear Editor: 7-2-14

    July 1, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor, We want to set the record straight. Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) is an organization focused on aggressive, high-volume, low-cost spaying and neutering of companion animals as the solution to over population. We are NOT a rescue. Doggy Saviors,...

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    Burson, Zwaagstra take crowns

    July 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Above: Kori Zwaagstra, center, of Hobbs, was crowned Saturday as Mrs. New Mexico 2014 at the African-American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque. The other finalists were, from left, Sheri Miller, second runner-up; Kate Seidenberger, first runner up; Maria...