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USPS holds town hall on closure

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Anger surrounded Wednesday evening’s town hall meeting as representatives from the United States Postal Service explained the organization’s delicate and rapid downturn in its financial situation. The USPS held the meeting in Roswell to solicit public comment regarding its proposal to move mail processing operations from the city to Lubbock, Texas....

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Friends remember trainer Willie Hall

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

This morning, a memorial 10-count will toll in honor of Willie Hall Sr., a man whose impact on the youth in Roswell will resound indefinitely. The count — the tolling of a bell 10 times — honors a recently deceased boxer. Hall, 83, passed away on Dec. 6,...

Judge postpones prelim

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 14 in Magistrate Court was postponed until next week after one of the defense witnesses left the courthouse. Jose A. Maciel, 20, is charged with vehicular homicide after an accident that occurred on Oct. 23....

Marines to host the Toys for Tots program

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Sgt. Moses D. Rocha Roswell detachment of the Marine Corps League will host the annual Toys for Tots program this Saturday. Last year, Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program, in Roswell served over 2,000 needy kids. In 1995, the Secretary of...

‘Christmas Trek’

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Actors in “Christmas Trek,” a play about aliens visiting from another planet, perform for Peachtree Village residents and guests, Tuesday evening. The special show was written for Peachtree Village and was directed by Michael Christopher. (Mark Wilson...

Holiday dances

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Rac-A-Taps perform holiday dances for residents of Casa Maria Health Care Center Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

State may get Creative

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Still in its beginning stages, the Creative New Mexico Steering Committee was established to explore the idea of creating a statewide advocacy organization to promote New Mexico’s creative and cultural economy. Established in June, the committee’s members...

Fire Chief Salas retiring

December 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Fire Chief James Salas will be retiring after 20 years of service with the Roswell Fire Department. Salas’ retirement will be effective Dec. 30. Salas became chief in April 2008. Prior to his role as chief, Salas served as deputy fire chief for more...

Commissioners will vote on redistricting plan

December 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday at the Chaves County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place, for its regular business meeting. Commissioners will vote on a redistricting plan for their five districts at the meeting. A plan...

Adopt-a-thon a success, 33 animals found new homes

December 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A total of 33 animals will spend a warm, loving Christmas with their new human families thanks to the citizens of Roswell. Saturday’s Adopt-a-thon was rated a success. When the day began, Animal Services had some 52 adult dogs and 17 puppies. All the...