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Ready to launch

May 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Students at Monterrey Elementary take turns launching their balloons with the help of volunteers from Balloon Explorium, a non-profit children’s museum from Albuquerque dedicated to ballooning education, Friday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

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Police violence LULAC concern

May 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens is holding its 83rd annual state convention in Roswell this weekend, addressing a variety of issues that impact the Hispanic community throughout the Land of Enchantment. LULAC was established in 1929 to...

579th celebrates its 50th

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The 579th Strategic Missile Squadron reunion launched on Thursday with a reception buffet at the Best Western Sally Port Inn, as about 30 original members have gathered in the city to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the squadron’s operational status. The...

Harris seeks re-election as treasurer

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Steve Harris Chaves County Treasurer Steve Harris is seeking re-election to the position. He has served as treasurer for four years, and is running unopposed in both the June 5 primary and the general election in November. A graduate of Eastern New Mexico...

Water line repair may cost $100K

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Repairmen work on a broken water transmission line at the corner of Chisum and Main, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo The estimated cost to repair a break affecting a 4-foot section of one of the city’s water lines at the corner of Southeast Main Street and East...

DA amends charges against Kanmore

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Patricia Kanmore, 41, was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Magistrate Court. The charges have been amended. Kanmore is now charged with first-degree attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping. Assistant District Attorney Deborah Hutchins explained that...

Day of Prayer on the courthouse lawn

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The faithful pray during the 61st annual National Day of Prayer held on the courthouse lawn, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo People of various backgrounds and doctrines gathered at the steps of Chaves County Courthouse to join in prayer over local, national and...

Agents, officials field flood questions

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Since 1995, Mark and Shirley Simon have seen their flood insurance rates on their residence on Third Street near Cahoon Park fluctuate as it comes in and out of flood zones. Now just half a block outside a low-risk flood zone, the couple is still considering...

ILEA gets $9.175M federal contract

May 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell has been awarded a $9.175 million federal contract to continue training foreign law enforcement officials. The announcement came Thursday from Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Tom Udall, D-N.M. The contract...

Drug take-back breaks records

May 3, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Steve Wolfe and Richard Lucero with unused medications collected during Saturday’s Drug Take-Back program. Courtesy Photo The Prescription Drug Take-Back program held at the Neighborhood Watch building broke records, Saturday, with 217 pounds of expired,...