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Budgets and driver’s licenses in focus at session

February 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer Finally reaching a decision on House Bill 2, which encompasses the state’s budget, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee made several alterations to the bill, specifically cutting the amount allotted to be spent in the 2013 fiscal year, Monday morning. In January, the Legislative Finance Committee proposed a...

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Dog park and renovations discussed

February 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer A plan to go forward with the establishment of a dog park, Wool Bowl renovations and a proposal for a J. Kenneth Smith Bird and Nature Center were all discussed at the Roswell Parks and Recreation Committee meeting Monday...

Boomer Expo groovy affair; Cool!

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Paula Wilks, left, and Cindy Lewis of Comfort Keepers, dressed as Pan Am stewardesses, greet visitors attending the 2012 Baby Boomer Health & Business Expo at the Roswell Convention Center, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Health tips, information on adult...

Aviation Museum to host May 12 golf tourney

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Don Armstrong explains the foundation’s hopes for a new building at Walker Aviation Museum, Thursday. (Noah Vernau Photo) The Walker Aviation Museum Foundation will host its second annual golf tournament May 12 at the New Mexico Military Institute golf...

Johnny’s Valentine 2/13–15

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Joanna Coronado, of Johnny Gonzales’ Community Volunteer Program, arranges Valentine goodies at Lawrence Brothers IGA, Friday, readying for the upcoming special day. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Community Volunteer Program is organizing its annual Valentine’s...

Burglary victim has enough

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

One burglary victim says that she has had enough after two burglaries in the past month. A single mother of two, Elya Ly wanted to go on record about what has been happening to her. She feels the public needs to know the plight of the victims. Ly said the...

Leyba pleads guilty to 3 counts

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Jesse Anthony Leyba, 22, of Roswell, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with conspiracy, interference with interstate commerce by robbery, and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Leyba has been in federal custody...

US 70/380 repairs begin this week

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Motorists just west of Roswell on U.S. 70/380 are asked to use caution beginning next week due to highway repairs and construction. NMDOT says that guardrail improvements will begin this week. Pavement rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin the week of...

Pearce wants veterans clinic for Roswell

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

In an effort to show their joint support for the opening of a veterans clinic in Roswell, U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce co-wrote a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki about the...

United Way of Chaves County honors Barraza, Avery, Jones

February 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

In addition to celebrating the amount raised through its 2011 campaign, the United Way of Chaves County recognized and honored three individuals for their dedication and service to the community at its annual banquet Jan. 30. Josefa Barraza, youth program...