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Dr. Clarence Pearson performs the first coronary intervention through the right radial artery (wrist vessel) ever performed in Southeastern New Mexico. (Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, spring 2011) On April 1, he will open his own cardiology practice in Roswell on North Washington Avenue.

    Pearson to bring cardiological innovation to Roswell

    February 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Courtesy photo Dr. Clarence Pearson performs the first coronary intervention through the right radial artery (wrist vessel) ever performed in Southeastern New Mexico. (Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, spring 2011) On April 1, he will open his own cardiology...

  • Mike_Jurecek_Spotlight

    Jurecek’s long journey from Japan to Roswell

    February 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jurecek The parents of Roswell resident Mike Jurecek had to go through a special process to bring home their baby boy in 1952. The couple had to get a bill passed by United States Congress to make Jurecek (pronounced jer-eck) their own. Jurecek was adopted by...

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    Fundraiser for home invasion victim Saturday

    January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Community organizers will hold a fundraiser Saturday for the victim of a home invasion, burglary and brutal rape that occurred Jan. 4. on Pecan Drive. The fundraiser is slated to take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 on the west side of Peter Piper Pizza, 2601...

  • Tutor-literacy

    Breaking down the language barrier

    January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Ann Turner helps Natalie Vail of China study for her citizenship test at the Roswell Literacy Council, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Learning English challenges  learners as well as instructors Brenda Villegas Gutierrez, 28, moved to Roswell from Cuauhtemoc,...

  • Arapahoe

    Arapahoe High group encourages Berrendo students to ‘find joy’

    January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

    Visitors file into Pearson Auditorium for the Stand Together, Heal as One program as students from Arapahoe High School in Colorado paid a visit to console students from Berrendo Middle School, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A group of students from Arapahoe...

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    Marita De La Pena: The Deadly Tarantula Girl of Roswell

    January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Courtesy Photo Don’t be surprised if you recognize her — she’s a woman of many hats. Roswell resident Marita De La Pena belly dances. She keeps snakes. Sometimes, she belly dances with snakes. She teaches special education at Sierra Middle School. She...

  • Fine-Art-Friday

    Students, community create art for Berrendo

    January 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Xanthia Cheney creates a poster to show support for Berrendo Middle School during a Free Art Friday workshop at Roswell High School, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell High School students have joined forces with members of the community to brighten the...

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    Vigil for shooting victims provides catharsis through music

    January 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The community of Roswell, more than 1,200 strong, show their support for victims of the Berrendo Middle School shooting at the Roswell Civic Center, Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) A vigil for the victims of the shooting at Berrendo Middle School drew...

  • Derek-Chan

    Chan’s work hard to categorize — and that’s good

    January 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Derek Chan and fellow artist and friend Paula Wilson pose for a photograph during Chan’s exhibit at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) “Causation” opened Friday evening at the Roswell Museum and Art Center with a...

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    Rehab center demolition nears completion

    January 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Workers from Guzman Construction Solutions demolish the old New Mexico Rehabilitation Center at the corner of Gail Harris St. and E. Wells. (Mark Wilson Photo) Demolition of the former New Mexico Rehabilitation Center located near the Roswell International...