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Recent rainfall helping ranchers, but more needed

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Recent storms have poured enough water over Chaves County to serve ranchers and green up pastures, but haven’t provided the quantities needed to recharge the aquifer, local water managers said Tuesday. “Things don’t look nearly as bleak as they did,” said Aron Balok, superintendent of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District. The Roswell area...

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New Walgreens program to benefit Community Kitchen

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Walgreens, 1835 N. Main St., has begun a new initiative to benefit Community Kitchen at Saint Peter’s Church, 115 E. Deming St. Each customer will be offered the chance to purchase snacks or food as they check out. “We are trying the item of the month but...

State laws are unique, but ever-changing

August 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico maintains laws not found in other states. For example: it retains the distinction between assault and battery. Assault is behavior that is threatening where no physical contact is made. Thus, if one person shouts at or makes a gesture to another...

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Valley Meat’s stop order in question

August 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This anti-horse slaughter billboard on Second Street is sponsored by EquiArmy NDO.net and The American Horse Rescue Network. The groups could not be located for comment. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) As the 30-day temporary stop order on Valley Meat Co.’s horse...

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Night rolls over New Mexico

August 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Sierra Blanca range is silhouetted by the evening sun, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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United Way kicks off campaign

August 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Board President Clarissa Gonzalez-Adams, right, hosted Monday’s United Way of Chaves County’s 2013 campaign kick-off. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) United Way of Chaves County kicked off its 2013 campaign Monday with the help of a full banquet room at...

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Furry friends

August 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Snow the Husky and Lucy the yellow Lab get plenty of attention during the Roswell Humane Society’s Pet Adoption Fair, held in honor of National Pet Week, at Tractor Supply, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Boarding a flight

August 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Drew Davidson, 16, of Columbus, Ohio, turns some smooth moves in the skateboard bowl at Cielo Grande, Friday. Drew and his family are in Roswell visiting his aunt. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Record-breaker John Sebastian brings rebellion to Roswell radio

August 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Working his way from an on-air radio personality to program director, John Sebastian seeks out the challenge of making the worst radio stations into the best, earning many gold and platinum album awards in the process. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) “Good is the...

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Gov. appoints Rogers as magistrate judge

August 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rogers Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that she has appointed Keith (“K.C.”) Rogers of Dexter to Division I of the Chaves County Magistrate Court. He will fill the vacancy created by Eugene M. De Los Santos’ retirement on May 31. “Mr....