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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 resulted in the denial for the proposed development, was contrary to the approval recommendation...

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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....

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Splash pad adds Wednesday hours

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The splash pad at Poe Corn Park will be open on Wednesday afternoons until it closes for the season after Labor Day, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced. The free-admission splash pad will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, in...

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Grand jury indicts local for heroin

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bustamante Paul Bustamante, 59, of the 1100 block of South Kentucky Avenue, was indicted Aug. 11 on the charge of possession of a controlled substance, possession prohibited, a fourth-degree felony. The indictment states that on or about Dec. 8, Bustamante...

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Assurance Home elects 2016-17 board, officers

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Five directors were elected to the Assurance Home board of directors during their annual meeting held last month. Those elected for three- year terms were Kelley Alsup, Lanie Smith, Candy McClelland, Eileen Grooms and Tom Burris. Officers were also elected...

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Production company shoots TV episode at UFO museum

August 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A little bit of Hollywood came to Roswell last month when a film production crew shot a TV episode for a couple of days. Go Go Luckey, which has an office in Burbank, California, received a business license from the city of Roswell in July when it shot some...

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Local gas station, store robbed of about $200; Suspect appears to have used a large handgun to threaten clerk

August 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

This still from a surveillance video shows the suspect in the robbery of about $200 from a Valero gas station and convenience store Tuesday night. (Submitted Photo) A person armed with what appears to be a large handgun stole about $200 from the Valero gas...