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Milburn Dolen, business owner, to run for City Council Ward IV

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Milburn Dolen Milburn Dolen, who has served as vice president and president of the Roswell Independent School District school board, says he is running for the Ward IV City Council seat during the municipal election in March. Councilor Amarante Fresquez currently represents the ward. Currently the General Manager of Applebees, Dolen said, “We all have...

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Coon gets probation

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (3)

A former Roswell police officer was sentenced to probation Tuesday after pleading no contest to nine charges stemming from his use of another person’s driver’s license to obtain drugs from a pharmacy. Justin Coon was charged with two counts of obtaining a...

Driver’s license bill tabled 5-4, legislators weigh in

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Rep. Andy Nuñez’s, I-Hatch, bill, which enables only those with a social security number to qualify for a New Mexico driver’s license, was tabled 5-4 on a party-line vote during a House Labor and Human Resources Committee meeting Thursday afternoon. The...

Washington Ave. to close

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Starting Jan. 30, South Washington Avenue will be closed from West Hendricks Street to West Tilden Street due to water line construction. The closure will commence at 9 a.m, and the project is expected to last four days. Motorists are advised to seek...

Scenic New Mexico

January 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A road sign warns motorists of a 90 degree turn on S. Nevada Road with the snow-covered Sierra Blanca mountains looming in the background, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Oropesa, Ward I contender, focuses on city growth, accountability

January 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Juan Oropesa Juan Oropesa, former executive director of the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce, said he is running for the Ward I City Council seat during the municipal election in March. Councilor Bob Maples currently represents the ward. A resident of...

Local doctor remembered

January 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell community is inevitably suffering the loss of one of its own; a woman, who under President Harry Truman was appointed to be a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps of the U.S. Army. Dr. Joann Levitt passed away in her Roswell home on Jan. 22,...

Legislature to consider driver’s license bill

January 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The House Labor and Human Resources Committee, of which Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, is a member, will meet today to hear one bill sponsored by Rep. Andy Nunez’s, I-Hatch, which enables only those with a social security number to be eligible to...

BCA Medical Associates receives national recognition

January 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Dr. Karen Carson, left, of BCA Medical Associates, accepts a plaque from Irene Krokos, medical director for Molina Healthcare, Wednesday, recognizing the facility for outstanding service to the community. (Mark Wilson Photo) BCA Medical Associates of Roswell...

Souper Bowl on its way

January 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Kay Allison shows off her ceramic soup bowls at the Roswell Museum and Art Center that will be used during the upcoming Lend-A-Hand of Roswell’s annual Souper Bowl of Caring. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...