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Forces evacuations, road closures

June 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Little Bear fire, burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain in the White Mountain Wilderness of the Lincoln National Forest near Ruidoso and Alto, caused the closure of State Highway 48 near Alto. The fire has consumed more than 10,000 acres, and damaged or destroyed more than 20 structures. Mark Wilson Photo The Little Bear [&hellip...

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Fiddle & Griddle

June 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Helen Yesolivich, an 86-year-old from Creekside, Pa., strums a guitar and serenades passersby during the MainStreet Roswell Centennial Fiddle & Griddle Festival, Friday evening. She and her family made the trip just for the event, which continues today....

At 98, the Rev. Eric King continues his lifetime of service

June 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rev. Eric King As a young boy, Eric King sat down to dinner anticipating a ritual questioning by his father. “He would ask me, well, a test of whether I was listening or not. I usually passed. I knew as we sat down to the dinner table that he was...

Sunset Villa hosts awesome party

June 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jaime Jones makes an alien balloon sculpture during the annual Block Party at Sunset Villa Care Center, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo What do you get when you mix music, games and cook-outs at Sunset Villa Care Center? One awesome party. Sunset Villa invited...

4 eateries generate $2K for local Red Cross chapter

June 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Peppers Grill & Bar and two Subway restaurants generated more than $2,000 combined for the American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico, each participating in the organization’s Eat, Drink and Be Charitable fundraising...

It’s really hot out there for pets, too

June 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Animal Services Supervisor Joseph Pacheco wanted to remind people to consider the health and safety of their pets. “We are getting a lot of phone calls for welfare checks on dogs that have been left inside cars at Walmart, Kmart, Target and even the...

Experience The Roswell Experience

June 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A crop circle created for The Roswell Experience, at Graves Farm and Garden. Courtesy Photo An innovative form of storytelling is coming to Southeastern New Mexico. The Roswell Experience, the latest example in transmedia, offers a chance for people to...

Mason opens RPL’s reading program

June 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Children’s musician Andy Mason, of Portales, performs at the Roswell Public Library, Wednesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Children’s musician Andy Mason helped the Roswell Public Library kick off its Summer Reading Program with lively songs about...

Local veterans decry no clinic

June 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

In return for their active duty, area veterans have one humble appeal: to be taken care of at a clinic close to home. With recent news that after 12 years they still won’t be provided with this service, the veterans are fuming and not entirely sure what to...

Dogs OK in city parks

June 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The City of Roswell’s Parks and Recreation Committee met Monday night. One of the topics under discussion was park safety and dogs in the parks, following two incidents in local parks. In the first that took place on May 19, an American Staffordshire...