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Local Reps. hopeful for productive session

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

When Gov. Susana Martinez first walked into the House chamber Tuesday to deliver her annual State of the State address, state Rep. Bob Wooley was the first lawmaker there at the doorway to greet the governor with a hug. Tuesday’s atmosphere and hub-bub at times felt like a wedding, a political marriage of sorts between [&hellip...

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USDA Rural Development to hold several events in region

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will participate in several events in southeastern New Mexico on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the funding of various projects made possible by his agency and to let the public know about the various...

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Rally at Pioneer Plaza honors MLK’s legacy

January 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Rev. Landjur Abukusumo, founder of Blackdom Memorial Gardens Inc., addresses the crowd of nearly 400 people gathered at Pioneer Plaza for a Martin Luther King Day celebration Monday. The event marks the fourth year that it has been sponsored by Church...

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Historic legislative session begins today

January 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A new political dynamic takes shape in Santa Fe today as Republicans assume control of the New Mexico House of Representatives for the first time in 60 years. The 37 GOP members of the House, and the 33 Democrat members, will learn their committee and office...

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Museum plans program for children with autism

January 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Museum and Art Center will offer art classes for families of children with autism the RMAC Board of Trustees learned on Monday. “I had a very successful program working with autistic children in Miami,” museum director Michael Hall told the...

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Hospital auxiliary group awards college scholarships

January 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary awarded scholarships totaling $20,000 to the following students for the spring 2015 semester: Cara Alsafi, Merysa Avitia, Jeanette Baker, Lauren Bullock, Leann Bullock, Casey Carroll, Sandra Determan, Ryan DeFranco,...

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Eastern NM Medical Center included on Medicare list

January 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Medicare is penalizing 11 New Mexico hospitals, including Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, for allegedly having high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions.” Medicare is penalizing a total...

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Roswell Fire Department Call Log — Jan. 16-19

January 20, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 16 • At 7:38 a.m., medical call, 6000 block of Bar L Street. • At 2:02 p.m., fire alarm, 200 block of North Main Street. • At 2:03 p.m., motor vehicle accident,...

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Increase of female jail inmates stresses judicial system, disrupts families

January 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Stone Graphic   In the past 18 months, the number of women in the Chaves County Detention Center has spiked 30 percent. The spike in the female population is just one of the reasons a new pod at the CCDC is being built. “The (original) pods that...

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Veterans group gets new vans

January 18, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Bill Jones, a volunteer driver for the Southeast New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network, tries out one of the new Toyota Sienna LE vans the group received Friday, SNMVTN drivers in 2014 logged more than 187,000 miles transporting 1,413 veterans to...