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Council OKs Lodger’s Tax fund requests

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Officials elected Tuesday take their oaths of office prior to the City Council meeting, Thursday evening. From left, they are Municipal Judge Larry Loy, Savino Sanchez Jr., Jeanine Corn-Best, Steve Henderson, Elena Velasquez and Juan Oropesa. (Mark Wilson Photo) With the help of three newcomers, the Roswell City Council approved seven Lodger’s Tax funding...

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Noelle Francis wins design contest

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A drawing that was whipped up in just a few moments has earned a teenager from Lincoln a trip to New York City to mingle with Grammy Award winner, bandleader and jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri. Noelle Marie Francis sketched a drawing for a T-shirt decorating...

Roswell a Sterling Tree City, too

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell received national recognition this week for its exemplary community forestry efforts, earning a Tree City USA Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. The award is for outstanding efforts to plan and manage...

Character Counts honors 14 Teachers of Character

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Character Counts! presented awards to 14 teachers, Tuesday night, at the Civic Center, where the program hosted its annual Teachers of Character Awards Program. Kathy Culshaw, who teaches at Sierra Middle School, and Rick Collins, math teacher at Dexter...

Consumers complain to PRC about Sprint

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

One hundred complaints about Sprint service from consumers in the Roswell, Hobbs and Artesia areas have now reached the Public Regulation Commission’s Consumer Relations Division. “When you get certain specific issues like the Sprint issue, you tend to...

El Cap hosts RFD at CC! assembly

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

El Capitan second-graders prepare to serenade firefighters during a Character Counts! assembly at the school, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Students at El Capitan Elementary spent Wednesday morning entertaining the Roswell Fire Department, honoring...

Regional voters favor ‘ins’

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell was not the only locale to have its future leadership determined Tuesday evening. Elections held in Artesia, Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur and Ruidoso produced some new and returning faces to their councils and municipal judge positions. In Artesia,...

Martinez signs Kintigh bill

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A bill which changes the legislative retirement contribution from $500 to $600 annually, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kingith, R-Roswell, during the 2012 regular session, was signed by Gov. Susana Martinez Wednesday. The bill passed the House floor by a vote of...

City-wide rabies clinic success

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Sunday’s city-wide Rabies Clinic was a success, according to Joseph Pacheco, supervisor of Roswell’s Animal Services. Chaves County Veterinary Association held the annual clinics in conjunction with Roswell Animal Services and the Roswell Fire Department...

Wind’s up; let’s be careful out there

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The National Weather Services issued a wind advisory Wednesday. Meteorologist Brian Guyer reported crosswinds between 25 and 35 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph. Guyer does not expect much improvement soon. “We are transitioning out of a La Niña period, which...