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Planetarium launches fundraising campaign

August 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Planetarium Coordinator Jeremy Howe talks to Roswell Independent School District Board President Peg Brewer about a $400,000 upgrade of the planetarium and its dome projection system. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Imagine going to the local Robert H. Goddard Planetarium to participate in a classroom led by a world-renowned astrophysicist from a top research...

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Union Center pizza place gets new sign

August 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Workers near the end of their labors as a new Domino’s sign sits above the cluster of stores at West McGaffey Street and South Union Avenue Thursday night. (Bill Moffitt Photo)...

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American Airlines planes retiring to Roswell air center next week

August 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The MD-80s arriving next week for storage at the Roswell International Air Center are 23 years old and being replaced by new aircraft. American Airlines expects to retire 45 airplanes this year, many of them at Roswell. (Submitted Photo) Large aircraft...

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Middle school football playoffs nixed by RISD

August 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

After the seven-game regular season, the city champion for middle school football in the Roswell Independent School District will be named based on record or New Mexico Activities Association tie-breaker rules if necessary. Troy Hudson, director of activities...

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IRS warns of back-to-school scams

August 19, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Internal Revenue Service today warns taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.” People should be on the lookout...

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Developer, business owner halted; Commissioners cite water issues in voting against development

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Richard Tresise, at podium, a professional surveyor, learned Thursday that his client’s plans for a subdivision would not be approved by Chaves County commissioners due to concerns over unregulated wells to be drilled on 25 parcels. The 2-2 vote, which...

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Pearce comfortable with Trump, but falls short of endorsing him

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (1)

Pearce U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce encouraged local Republicans this week to rally around the Trump-Pence ticket, while stopping short of endorsing the Republican presidential nominee. “Donald Trump was not my first choice,” said Pearce, the guest...

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Artesia, Roswell men sentenced for drug crimes

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A man from Artesia has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on firearms and drug trafficking offenses, while a Roswell man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for firearms and methamphetamine trafficking charges. Joe Anthony Reza, 33,...

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DWI arrest in Chaves County

August 18, 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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Dragonfly Festival to include a host of free, family events

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

It’s that time again for the 2016 Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Sept. 10. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Bitter Lake will be hosting many free family friendly activities that everyone will enjoy....