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  • Dear Editor

    May 2, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    In the last two days, I have received letters in the mail from our current Mayor and from two of our current Chaves County Commissioners in which they expressed a desire for me to vote for “their” candidate. I personally find it offensive that any of...

  • Dear Editor

    May 2, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    My thoughts as a transit on planet Earth I am not a scientist, nor am I an intellectual, but I am an observant occupant of this midsized planet and the people who live on it. I also read and observe how my fellow human beings treat and mistreat this planet,...

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    Up, up and away

    May 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The 27th annual Old Timers Balloon Rally begins at 6:45 a.m. today with a lift-off at Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1612 West College Blvd. Balloons will lift off again on Sunday at the same time. The weather for both launches is expected to be good. More...

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    Wrangling up some tunes

    May 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Flying J Wranglers will perform a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Roswell in honor of Assurance Home’s 35th anniversary. For the past 35 years, the Assurance Home has assisted troubled and at-risk youth. The concert is free and open to the...

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    History in the making

    May 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Local author John Lemay shows students from El Capitan Elementary School how to make cider during their tour of the Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico Museum. This year’s tours had nearly double the attendance, with nearly 1,000 students from...

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    Harris to present at final Sunday Funday

    May 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Lea County historian and columnist Jim Harris will give a talk entitled “Flexible Inheritance: Historical Transformations in Lea County, New Mexico.” This is the final Sunday Funday event for the season, with the next season starting...

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    Groups to offer flags 5 times a year

    May 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell and the Girl Scouts have teamed up to place American flags in the yards of people who request them during major patriotic holidays. For $30 a year, they will place a flag holder in your yard, place a flag in the flag...

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    City settles free speech lawsuit

    May 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Street preachers to receive $97,000   The City of Roswell settled its lawsuit Thursday with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico. The suit alleges that Roswell police officers repeatedly violated the First Amendment free speech rights...

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    City to waive dumping fees until Nov. 1

    May 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Dennis J. Kintigh said he wants to help clean up the city by offering waivers of dumping fees for demolished buildings from now until Nov. 1. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo) From now until Nov. 1, owners of dilapidated homes and buildings in Roswell will...

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    ENMU-Roswell plans graduation ceremonies

    May 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The commencement speaker for the ENMU-R graduation ceremonies on May 9 will be student Emely Stubbs Ponce, a candidate for graduation who will be receiving two associate’s degrees, one in Human Services and one in University Studies. She enrolled as a...