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  • BOMB-THREAT-10-8

    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...

  • PLAN-COMM-10-8

    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...

  • SPOTLIGHT-RAMAGE-10-5

    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...

  • BEVERLY-FOLO-10-4

    City, former RPD officer haggle over equipment

    October 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Mayor Dennis Kintigh speaks briefly with former Roswell Police Officer Brandon Beverly on Friday. Kintigh was attempting to retrieve some of the city’s equipment from Beverly, but Beverly closed the door and refused to communicate with the mayor or return...

  • GONZALES-10-3

    Ministry to give away electric wheelchairs

    October 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Johnny Gonzales, seated at right, is joined by his family at his Prison Door Ministry office on Wednesday. Gonzales is collecting medical supplies, especially wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and adult diapers for distribution to needy residents. Seated next to...

  • HEALTHY-KIDS-10-2

    ‘Healthy Kids’ prepare for Mayor’s Challenge

    October 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Paula Camp, at right, coordinator for Healthy Kids of Chaves County, discusses the various programs the health initiative sponsors in local schools, including this month’s 5-2-1-O Mayor’s Challenge, which challenges third-graders to 21 days of healthier...

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    Planning Commission changes meeting time; Commissioners approve zoning, permit requests

    October 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The Planning & Zoning commissioners voted to move their meeting time ahead by one hour, from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. “I’m always here at 6:30 waiting on you all anyway,” Commissioner Toby Gross said, jokingly. The commission’s time change mirrors the...

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    Former Roswell Police officer claims harassment

    October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    A former Roswell police officer has filed a complaint stating he was harassed at work and faced racial discrimination and a hostile work place. Brandon Beverly, 24, was a police officer with the Roswell department for 10 months, and according to his...