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    Crash near Carlsbad Caverns leaves driver in critical condition

    July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Denton, Texas, man is critically injured after he apparently ran off the road and into a canyon near the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns. (Submitted Photo)   A driver is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash either Thursday morning or...

  • Cash, credit card reported stolen from vehicle

    July 4, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    Roswell police responded to a report of a vehicle break-in at 5:05 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue. The victim reported a blunt object had been used to break into his 2001 Ford pickup. A wallet, $460 in cash, one credit card, a Social...

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    Bank temporarily blocks transactions made in Mexico

    July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    After reports of Pioneer Bank debit cards being used in Mexico reached the public, Pioneer Bank is “temporarily blocking transactions” made in Mexico, Pioneer Bank President Jon Hitchcock said. “We protect our customers against unauthorized activity and...

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    Deadline for animal fair entries is July 7

    July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The deadline to enter animals into shows for the 2014 Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair is July 7. “The entries are … just to get a number count (of animals),” said Shannon Wooton, the extension home economist for Chaves County. The fee to enter animals...

  • Dear Editor: 7-3-14

    July 3, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor, The situation at FLETC is more costly than one could possibly imagine. To date, $2.5 million has been spent developing the FLETC Artesia detention facility. All the mattresses formerly used by the Border Patrol trainees were thrown out and...

  • Jessy James Ezell

    July 3, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Jessy James Ezell passed away on July 1, 2014, at the age of 85, surrounded by his loved ones. Graveside services will be held at Woodbine Cemetery on Thursday, July 3 at 2 p.m. with Leslie Hendrix and Nolan Frederick officiating. Nephews Kendall Hendrix and...

  • Benjamin Perez Jr.

    July 3, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the General Douglas L. McBride Roswell Veterans Cemetery for Benjamin Perez Jr., who passed away on September 8, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas. Ben was born on November 28, 1937, to Benjamin Perez...

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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...