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Valley Meat Co. plans to open Aug. 5

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Valley Meat Co. is set to begin operating Aug. 5, the plant’s attorney said Thursday. But the opening depends on an Aug. 2 federal hearing, when an Albuquerque judge overseeing a lawsuit by animal protection groups will decide whether to halt operations for another six months to a year. Attorney A. Blair Dunn, representing the [&hellip...

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Skandera addresses quality of education

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, center, is greeted by Representatives Nora Espinoza, left, and Candy Spence-Ezzell at the Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 100 people attended the Chaves County Republican...

Peaceful immigration demonstration turns political

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Supporters of immigration reform rally outside the offices of Congressman Steve Pearce, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) A peaceful demonstration held by local immigration reform activists at the Roswell office of Congressman Steve Pearce turned...

City Council to consider Convention Center fee

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council will hold its meeting tonight to discuss business that was cancelled last week when many councilors failed to show to a regularly scheduled meeting. Councilors are expected to consider passing a new $2.50 per room, per night hotel and motel...

Reflecting pool

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Water lilies sprout above the water at the Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Arias sentenced to 4 years

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jose Arias, 21, was sentenced in District Court, Monday morning, to four years following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter with a firearms enhancement and tampering with evidence. The conviction stems from the shooting death of 22-year-old Victoria...

City seeks grant for national vet cemetery

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A coalition of area veterans and leaders said Tuesday they will seek to be the first to submit an application to the state to provide a national veterans’ cemetery in Roswell. The statement followed Gov. Susana Martinez’s announcement that her...

PVACD discusses drought

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area water levels have reached an “all-time low.” Three years of severe drought and a state-ordered water seizure on the Pecos River has reduced flows to levels not seen since 1970—the worst year on record, said Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy...

SO donates to Esperanza House

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s Deputies Hector Ramirez (pictured, left) and Albert Padilla (pictured, center) presented a check to Esperanza House Executive Director Mike Turner (pictured, right), Monday. The money came from the deputies’ earnings when they...

Construction begins on new Marshalls

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Construction crews work on a steel entrance structure for the new Marshalls store, expected to open at the Roswell Mall by Sept. 1. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) A new Marshalls retail outlet is expected to open Sept. 19, according to the national retailer’s web...