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    Council OKs seeking solar farm for Roswell; Sanchez objects due to project’s proximity to church

    October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The City Council approved a resolution aimed at bringing a solar energy project to Roswell during Thursday’s City Council meeting at City Hall. The City Council was considering a resolution to allow the city to enter into negotiations with Xcel Energy to...

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    RISD Board talks school construction, teacher openings

    October 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Students from Berrendo Elementary welcomed the Roswell Independent School District’s Board of Education to their campus on Tuesday. The board met at the elementary school, which recently completed a $12.1 million renovation, including an addition of 4,225...

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    Salvation Army preparing for holiday dinner; Volunteers, donations sought

    October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Salvation Army of Roswell is preparing for the holidays, and the church is seeking donations to help with the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. Capt. John Dove said the Salvation Army will be providing approximately 350 meals for shut-ins on Thanksgiving, and...

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    October brings ‘Character’ to county

    October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Tim Fuller of Character Counts in Chaves County, left, discusses on Tuesday the upcoming Character Counts! week, while Roswell Kiwanis Club member Dennis Pabst listens. Character Counts will be celebrated Oct. 20-24 with a number of activities for children....

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    Library committee discusses attendance

    October 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A committee of Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees members and librarians met Tuesday to discuss ways to handle overflow crowds at the library’s popular summer reading program. Attending the meeting were, from left, Board Member Magil Duran, Library...

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    Investigation into bomb threat continues; Berrendo Middle School students evacuated

    October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A Chaves County sheriff deputy directs traffic from Berrendo Middle School while blocking access to the campus during a bomb scare on Tuesday. The New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident, and the State Police Bomb Team was dispatched to handle...

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    Committee talks livable accessory structures

    October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Members of the Roswell Planning and Zoning Council Committee discuss regulating “livable accessory structures,” such as small guest houses, within the city limits during Tuesday’s meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Coming soon to your backyard —...

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    Police department disciplinary policies discussed

    October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    How are employees disciplined within the Roswell Police Department? Disciplinary actions against officers within the police department is carried out in a regimented fashion, including hearings and union representation — but the system only applies to...

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    Ramage ending medical career after 37 years

    October 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Dr. Thomas Ramage   After 37 years of practicing medicine in Roswell, Dr. Thomas Ramage is hanging up his stethoscope. On Sept. 30, Dr. Ramage ended his practice in Roswell, but he will still hold some office hours in Lovington, he said, as well as help...

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    Joining police force takes time, training

    October 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Have you ever wondered how someone becomes a member of the Roswell Police Department? The short answer is this — It ain’t easy. After passing a physical and written test, probationary officers also go through three phases of training, Mayor Dennis Kintigh...