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Xcel announces $30M makeover

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Xcel Energy announced plans Monday for a $30 million capital improvement project that is intended to boost electric transmission service in and around Roswell. The Minneapolis-based utility holding company said in a news release Monday the improved high-voltage transmission loop around Roswell is intended to keep pace with economic growth in the Roswell...

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Officials started interviewing city manager candidates last week

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell councilors began the process of interviewing candidates for the city manager’s position last week, and met with a second candidate on Monday. City Manager Larry Fry announced his intention to leave the position during the City Council meeting in...

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Hydrant hit and run

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A fire hydrant was hit by a vehicle behind The Home Depot around 2 p.m. Monday. The water flowed all the way to North Main Street and through 23rd Avenue. Workers arrived within minutes to shut off the water. “We will see if there is any paint on the...

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Mud, sun and fun

August 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell turned out once again for the Roswell Mud Sweat and Tears. Runners had to navigate an obstacle course built by the National Guard with help from Roswell Do It Center and Roswell Rental. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Operation Wounded...

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Former cowboy now wrangles students, ninjas

August 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Capt. Robert Newberry, director of security at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, prepares on Thursday for the return of students to the Roswell campus. (Randal Seyler Photo)   By Shannon Seyler Special to the Record   There’s probably only...

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Extortionist could face 10-year prison sentence; Woman admits role in extortion of prominent Roswell businessman

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell woman faces a possible 10-year federal prison sentence in connection to a scheme to extort money from a prominent Roswell businessman with whom she had an affair. Stacy Renee Campbell, 30, was charged in August 2013 with conspiring to extort...

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Runners get red, blue and yellow in the face

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Rey Berrones Photo) An estimated 400 runners race in Roswell’s first color race on Friday evening. Runners ran through color burst stations on the course at Cielo Grande Recreation Area. The run ended at sunset with a color explosion and a glow dance...

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Illegal meeting nullifies city commission vote; Property owners appeal zoning denial

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city Planning and Zoning Commissioners denied a zoning change request, but an illegal executive session by the commissioners nullified their decision, the Roswell City Council was told Thursday night. “I’m not pleased about what has happened,” said...

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Police investigate possible homicide

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police are investigating a homicide after a Roswell woman was found dead in a residence on the 1400 block of East Alameda Street, according to a news release from the Roswell Police Department. Officers received a 911 call at about 8:46 a.m. on Friday and...

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103 graduate from Job Corps

August 16, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Job Corps Center students celebrated their success on Friday when the Job Corps held its Summer Graduation Ceremony at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. There were 103 students receiving diplomas, and Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell of Roswell was the...