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    The tourists have landed: 2014 UFO Fest, CosmiCon begin today

    July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Heather Harkness, left, welcomes customers to her booth at the 2014 UFO Festival, which started Thursday in downtown Roswell. Harkness and her husband, Tim, are from Roswell and they are ready for the festival, which continues today and Saturday. (Randal...

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    American flag means much to many

    July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    (Mary Morgan Photo)   During Independence Day, Americans remember all that makes this country great. We celebrate the freedoms that were fought for us in the past so that we still fight to protect them today. One symbol reminds us of all we have: The...


    Today’s UFO Festival Schedule

    July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    “Big Al” the Alien watches for customers while Heather and Tim Harkness of Roswell prepare their booth for customers on Thursday at the 2014 UFO Festival in downtown Roswell. Tim Harkness sells handmade foam “aliens” in jars, among other alien-related...

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    Vet cemetery opens today

    July 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Gen. Douglas L. McBride Roswell Veterans Cemetery will officially open at 10 a.m. today with a memorial service and grand opening ceremony. The community is invited to join the Chaves County Veterans Cemetery Board and local veterans at the cemetery,...

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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...