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A winning hug

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessi Bernacchi takes Champion and Reserve Champion during the Chaves County 4H and FFA Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Bylaws of bygone days: A brief history of the city’s strange laws

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The vaults of Roswell City Hall and the Historical Society’s Archive Building contain a treasure trove of historical data about the City’s evolution. Many of the books located at these two sites contain the city ordinances and resolutions dating back to...

Tires slashed, threats left at Alianza office

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The employees of Alianza of New Mexico on West Second Street became the victims of criminal damage Wednesday, sometime between 10 a.m. and noon, when the drivers’ side rear tires of three separate vehicles were slashed. The subject left a calling card in...

Burson, Richardson champs in Market Lamb showing

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

It was 8 a.m. on Wednesday. While most others may have still been sleeping, kids were wrangling with lambs as the animals moaned in protest during the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair Market Lamb showing. In their aggravation, the lambs occasionally jumped, and...

Newest bank scam uses old tactics

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell residents are again being the victims of calls from scammers who want to get a hold of private banking information. The “phishing” enterprise is familiar, but the named source bank is different. Anyone who responds to the calls using the phone...

Creativity takes flight at Kids Kollege

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daniel Ivey (left), 11, sits with instructor Tom Day, Tuesday afternoon, learning how to launch his own handmade rocket at ENMU-R’s Kids Kollege. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) “Three! Two! One! Blastoff!” The kids’ voices rang loud and clear out at Eastern...

Board opposes prairie dog relocation

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Commissioners want no part of a federal plan to relocate an unwanted population of prairie dogs currently burrowing holes across Clovis. As a result, the commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 15, on an ordinance that would...

Vaz wins grand champ in swine with ‘Daisy Mae’

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

“Daisy Mae” was a bit tuckered out by Tuesday afternoon but she was still full of personality as she chewed on her owner’s plastic shoe. The Hampshire swine had, after all, performed four times in the judge’s circle as Brennan Vaz led her around...

Trujillo takes two titles in goat meat competition

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The tribe was rambunctious. One individual was especially alert, showing off his powerful back legs and the big rack in his loan. Ultimately, these stunts and defined muscle won the 5-month-old Wether, or male goat, the championship at Chaves County 4-H and...

Possible arson at Valley Meat

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fire crews responded to a suspicious fire Saturday that apparently was started near a generator at Valley Meat Co.’s plant on Cedarvale Road near Roswell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Fire officials responded to a suspicious fire Saturday that burned part of...