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Locals train to help children exposed to drugs

September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A new initiative might bring together several agencies to work toward a common goal: helping children who have been taken from homes where they were exposed to drug use or drug manufacturing. Agency representatives who may help with Roswell’s budding Drug Endangered Children’s Coalition met at Grace Community Church, Wednesday, for an all-day training...

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Grant helps law enforcement upgrade computer systems

September 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department announced Wednesday that its grant application to the Justice Assistant Grant had been accepted. The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and RPD filed jointly for the federal grant designed for use by states and local law...

Mayor says new tax would spur growth

September 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In an attempt to defy history, Mayor Del Jurney plans to re-introduce the proposal to add a Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax to the city’s current growth receipt tax. The proposal for the additional tax has not passed in the past two attempts,...

Adair blasts redistricting plan

September 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Democrat supported redistricting plan the Senate passed on Monday has the potential to affect representation in Chaves County, and specifically Roswell, if the House and Gov. Susana Martinez approve it. All Republican senators voted against the plan,...

VistaCare lends a hand

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Employees at VistaCare bag over 1,300 pounds of food and other items donated by the community for re-distibution to the Roswell Community Kitchen and Rivers of Life Outreach, which provide food and shelter for the indigent. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Sage heads to Hollywood

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Local celebrity Sage and her human companion, Diane Wedel, will be leaving for Los Angeles on Sept. 29 to attend a red carpet awards ceremony for the American Humane Association Hero Dog, where she will meet fellow celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Betty...

Health Secretary speaks to local nurses

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Dr. Catherine Torres, Secretary of the Department of Health, visits Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Local nurses got an extra dose of inspiration when New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Catherine Torres dropped by...

Water pipeline bursts at intersection

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Members of the Roswell Utility Department work on a water pipeline that broke on the corner of South Sycamore Avenue and West Second Street, Tuesday afternoon. (Julia Bergman Photo) A water pipeline on the corner of South Sycamore Avenue and West Second...

Del Norte celebrates Constitution Day

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth graders at Del Norte Elementary receive copies of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo Fifth-graders at Del Norte Elementary School were visibly shocked when told who the government is during a Constitution Day...

Legislative Update

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

House Democrats have ignited a name-calling battle against Roswell lawmakers this week during the special session, claiming that Roswell has too much legislative representation. Democratic representatives are calling Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, Rep. Candy...