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Fouratt named state secretary of Public Safety

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Veteran federal prosecutor Greg Fouratt, left, speaks to an officer, Wednesday, during an announcement of his appointment to lead the New Mexico Department of Public Safety in Albuquerque. (AP Photo) Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Roswell native Gregory J. Fouratt as secretary for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Fouratt has nearly 17 years of...

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Residents are using less water after rate increase

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Residents are using less water after last year’s rate increase and after facing another dollar increase in rates this year, the city’s water superintendent told the city’s finance committee Wednesday. The city raised rates by 22 percent, which went into...

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Pilots prepare

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pilot trainees prepare for flight at the Roswell International Air Center, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Official: County not impacted by WIPP radiation

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County residents have no reason to be concerned about the recent radiation leak from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the county emergency manager said on Tuesday. “I spoke with the emergency manager of Eddy County and with WIPP...

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County completing hazard mitigation plan

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County and participating municipalities are completing a hazard mitigation plan. Currently, it is in a draft format and is scheduled to be delivered to the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by March 15. As part of the...

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Ortega arrested, faces 4 charges

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ortega Police arrested James A. Ortega, 23, Sunday, after officers located him in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue hanging on to a 15-year-old youth. According to Roswell Police Department release, officers responded to a commercial alarm at Bullock’s...

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AA spokesman: Pilot contract won’t affect flights out of Roswell

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Troubles with the pilot union won’t affect American Eagle flights out of Roswell International Air Center, according to a spokesman for American Airlines. However, Fort Worth, Texas-based American Eagle is warning that it expects to have trouble recruiting...

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City to launch drone pilot training

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A private training site at the Roswell International Air Center plans to launch a new program to begin training pilots to fly government and law enforcement drones. Officials are expected to announce Friday the opening of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems pilot...

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Mayoral candidates to debate at bilingual community forum

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Mayor Del Jurney and challenger Dennis Kintigh will join the Alliance for Peace and Justice in a bilingual forum on Friday to discuss the issues important to Roswell. The candidates will field questions from community members that range from education...

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Dexter students visit Police Technical Services Unit

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A group of students from Dexter Consolidated Schools visited the Roswell Police Department Technical Services Unit on Tuesday. The students were in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and discussed various aspects of forensic science with members of the TSU....