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‘Battle’ encourages much needed donations

July 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Matt Walsh and Justin Dorrance give blood during the fourth annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, Thursday, at the Chamber of Commerce. The contest is between first responders and law enforcement. Blood donated helps save the lives of patients at 47 different hospitals, and this year the blood drive served twice as many people as expected. [&hellip...

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Recent DWI arrest

July 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...

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Scholarship available for local paramedic students

July 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lovato Applications are currently being accepted for the Steve Lovato Memorial Scholarship at Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell. An accomplished Emergency Medical Tecnichian – Intermediate, Lavato was killed while on duty as he was responding to an...

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Former RISD official named bank’s CFO

July 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chad Cole, chief financial officer and senior vice president of Pioneer Bank. (Submitted Photo) Pioneer Bank has appointed Chad Cole, former assistant superintendent with the Roswell Independent School District, as its chief financial officer and senior...

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Valley Christian Academy closes; Official: School has been forced to shut its doors due to financial worries

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The marquee at Valley Christian Academy, 1500 S. Main St., was still advertising enrollment for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, but a letter sent out to parents by VCA Board of Directors President Jason Perry confirmed that the school is permanently...

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ENMU-Roswell pool continues as cool summer destination

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

While city leaders are considering a possible new recreation center and pool for Roswellians, kids and adults can cool off at the outdoor swimming pool at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, 20 W. Martin St. Public swim hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. An...

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Supreme Court justice reaches out to local GOP; Nakamura is only Republican on state’s high court

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Judith K. Nakamura speaks at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Chaves County Republican Women. Nakamura is running for election in November against Democrat Michael Vigil. Nakamura, the only Republican woman to ever...

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MainStreet Roswell director Blake resigns

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tom Blake, executive director of MainStreet Roswell, has announced his resignation. He and the nonprofit organization have agreed that he will stay with the group until after a new director is hired. (Submitted Photo) MainStreet Roswell is searching for a...

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Reischman Park receives funds for completion

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

UFO Festival attendees listened to a concert in Reischman Park earlier this month. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Long-awaited funding of at least $7,000 is now available to complete the downtown Reischman Park, according to one of the project coordinators. The...

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Girl still hospitalized after DWI crash; Accused driver faces four counts of great bodily harm

July 20, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Sate Police say an 8-year-old girl remains hospitalized but is improving after a DWI-related crash in Artesia on July 1. The child and five other family members were traveling in an SUV from Artesia to Roswell when police say they were struck by a...