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Snow birds

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Migration season is in full swing at Bittler Lake National Wildlife Refuge. These geese go for a morning fly about, Thursday, possibly to aquaint themselves with their winter digs. They and many more will spend the winter at Bitter Lake. The refuge is also seeing a record number of cranes as well, the most recorded [&hellip...

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Balloons & Bluegrass in Artesia Sat & Sun

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Classic American music and one of New Mexico’s favorite pastimes will make a winning — albeit quirky — combination in Artesia this weekend. The 2011 Balloons & Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday. However, Artesia’s youth will...

Sage to be honored on the steps of the US House, Monday

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Sage will be honored on the steps of the U.S. House of Representatives, Monday, Nov. 7. The event will be televised on the Hallmark Channel on Veterans Day at 6 p.m. and by Fox Morning News in D.C. This is the second event in less than two months. The first,...

Chewning Footwear closing

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chewning Footwear is going out of business with a store-wide sale beginning at 9 a.m. today. (Mark Wilson Photo) After more than 60 years in the area, Chewning Footwear. 301 W. McGaffey St. is closing its doors with a huge sale due to begin today at 9 a.m.,...

El Capitan honors 7 fallen heroes

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Joe Luna and Sgt. Doug Shaw greet El Capitan Elementary students attending a rally to commemorate Veterans Day, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Seven Roswell natives who served during the Persian Gulf Wars were paid a special...

Martinez appoints Anderson to NMISC

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A new Phelps will be serving on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Roswell native and president of Sun Valley Energy Corp., Phelps Anderson, to the commission three weeks ago. He will serve until Dec. 31, 2016. “I...

Felon in possession gets 22 years

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell resident Paul Reyes Sedillo, 39, was sentenced to 262 months, or 22 years, in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm on Oct. 27 in Las Cruces federal court. In addition, Sedillo will serve a five-year term of supervised release after he...

Vargas, local BoA receive national recognition for Wall

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Honoring the heroes that keep America safe is a big deal in Roswell — and a Wall of Honor at the local Bank of America fit for national recognition proves it. However, neither the bank managers nor Nicole Vargas, founder of Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier...

Rio Grande Foundation hosts ‘Liberty on the Rocks’

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Paul Gessing, Rio Grande Foundation president, spoke to legislators, community members and leaders during a happy hour event Tuesday evening at Peppers Bar and Grill. “Liberty on the Rocks” provided an informal setting to discuss various political and...

Putting a school together

November 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A welder works on beams for the second floor of the new Missouri Avenue Elementary School, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...