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Chaves County sales taxes increasing

June 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sales taxes will inch up slightly Wednesday throughout Chaves County, one of only two counties in southeastern New Mexico that will experience across-the-board increases in gross receipts taxes. GRT rates in Chaves County and its incorporated municipalities will increase by 0.375 percent on Wednesday, equivalent to 0.375 cents for every dollar spent on...

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Girl, 17, shot with stolen gun Sunday, now stable

June 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A paramedic crew loads a 17-year-old female gunshot victim into an awaiting ambulance Sunday afternoon at the Saddle Creek apartment complex in the 1900 block of South Sunset. (Corey King Photo) Salinas A 17-year-old girl is in stable condition at a Roswell...

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Talking history

June 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico historian and author Gary Cozzens signs a copy of his book, “Tres Ritos: A History of Three Rivers, New Mexico,” for Roswell resident Betty Solt after he spoke Sunday afternoon at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico archives office....

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Fire department call log — June 26-28

June 29, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates: June 26 • At 9:17 a.m., medical call, 800 block of North Lea Avenue. • At 10:16 a.m., odor or smoke removal, 600 block of West McCune Street. • At 10:17 a.m., medical call,...

Alamogordo police officer accused of pointed gun at workers

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo police officer has been arrested for allegedly pointed his gun at rental center employees last month. The employees were trying to retrieve a leased laptop from a person living at Warren Whittington’s home....

Body of Mexican man found in desert area near Santa Teresa

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 36-year-old Mexican man has been found in a remote desert area near Santa Teresa while two other suspected border crossers have been rescued. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say the body was...

Udall, Interior deputy secretary tour Chaco Canyon area

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CHACO CANYON, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says a hike through Chaco Canyon marks an important first step toward ensuring that oil and gas development in the region is carefully planned. The New Mexico Democrat was joined Monday by Interior Deputy...

New Mexico reports ‘all-time high’ tourism numbers for 2014

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Pointing to New Mexico’s slick television and online promotional commercials, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that close to 33 million people visited the state last year, making it a record-breaking year for tourism....

2 former officers plead not guilty in holding-cell beating

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two former Las Cruces police officers charged with aggravated battery in the beating of a man in a holding cell have pleaded not guilty. The District Attorney’s Office said ex-officer Danny Salcido entered his plea during an...

DOE names acting field office manager at nuclear repository

June 29, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has named one of its longtime employees as the acting director of the field office that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository. Dana Bryson is replacing Joe Franco, who...