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Damron visits GOP’s Volunteer Center

August 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Team Romney New Mexico chairman J.R. Damron visted the Volunteer Center, Monday evening. Julia Bergman Photo Team Romney New Mexico chairman J.R. Damron visited the Roswell GOP headquarters Monday evening to energize supporters and to introduce himself, although many, he said, already knew him. Damron previously ran for governor and lieutenant governor in...

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We’re in the running

August 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Intelligent traffic systems? Next-generation wireless networks? Self-flushing toilets? Those are just a few examples of new technologies that might be tested in the Roswell area if the Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, a $1 billion research...

Roswell Police Chief Al Solis hospitalized

July 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

RPD Chief Al Solis Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis was listed in serious but stable condition Monday afternoon after being hospitalized Monday morning for treatment of an unknown medical condition. Solis was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center...

RIAC’s main runway may get facelift

July 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell International Air Center’s main runway, runway 2103, has not been significantly altered since its construction in 1952. But Roswell officials and the Federal Aviation Administration are considering long-term modifications to the 13,000–foot...

Sparkman sisters raise winning goats of the fair’s dairy goat show

July 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A sisterly competition took place at the dairy goat show, Monday evening, at the annual Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair. All six of the female goats shown were raised by sisters Kirsten, 16, and Hannah, 14, Sparkman. The sisters are members of the Kountry...

Hurst, Armstrong receive top honors after 4-H & FFA Fair rabbit show

July 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

It was beginner’s luck that yielded a first-place finish in the rabbit show, Monday evening, at the annual Chaves County 4-H & FFA Fair. Amber Hurst’s, 14, mini-rex, named Mini Mc Moo for her cow-like spots, won Best in Show. Hurst, a member of the...

83-year-old arrested following sexual solicitation

July 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Saturday afternoon, Roswell Police arrested Roy Mahoney, 83, near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Bland Street. Mahoney was charged as a public nuisance. He told officials at the time he was “trying to pick up a woman.” According to the RPD,...

Community Health Fair going strong at 30

July 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ain’t nothin’ like free. Health care providers and service organizations assembled at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club for the 30th annual Community Health Fair, Saturday, offering a number of services at no cost, from screenings and check-ups to...

Horse show opens 4-H & FFA Fair

July 29, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Siblings July and Tara Jones and their trusty steeds Turtle Dove and Freckles prepare to compete in the Chaves County 4-H & FFA Horse Show at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo There was a great deal of horseplay taking place...

John Ford: Guardsman, author, actor, Egyptologist, and a piper, too

July 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

At any given time John Ford sports multiple hats. At once he is father, husband, retired National Guardsman, author, actor, amateur Egyptologist and a history buff. Yet he says, “Of all the careers I have followed in my lifetime, I find I am best qualified...