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Jury duty scammers hit Curry County; seek ID

August 27, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Citizens of New Mexico are being warned about a “Jury Duty” phone scam. A concerned citizen reported the scam to the Curry County District Court Clerk’s Office. According to the report, someone claiming to be a member of the clerk’s office called the citizen wanting to verify his personal information from the juror questionnaire packet [&hellip...

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Roswell man dies after wreck

August 27, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Roswell resident Steven Peck, 23, died Friday in Lubbock, Texas. He was flown to Lubbock following an accident which occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The accident took place on Southeast Main Street near South Park Cemetery. According to Roswell Police...

Roswell businesses will need 443 workers in next 12 months

August 26, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In its presentation to the City Council and Mayor Del Jurney Thursday night, the Economic Development Committee said Roswell will have a workforce need for 443 employees, including both skilled and general laborers, over the next 12 months. The...

Esperanza provides help for young victims

August 26, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Inside a quaint, blue house on a quiet Roswell street, an organization called Esperanza House Inc. offers young abuse victims a welcome alternative to being investigated within the walls of an intimidating government building: a child-friendly environment,...

RFD moves fence; damages pipe

August 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A gas leak forced evacuations and the closure of South Garden Avenue at the intersection of East McGaffey Street, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer A natural gas leak in Melendez Park in southwest Roswell Thursday...

Madsen trial vacated

August 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The trial for Jeannie Madsen was vacated, Thursday, following a last minute settlement. The trial was still listed on the docket. At least one of the witnesses, a Roswell police officer, never received notification of the cancellation. According to the...

Lack of rainfall distresses Bitter Lake

August 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Severe drought conditions in southeastern New Mexico have affected Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge where water levels are extremely low. (Mark Wilson Photo) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in north Roswell is...

Gov: Capping tax doesn’t make sense

August 25, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez talks with area business owners during the annual members’ dinner of the Economic Development Corporation of Roswell-Chaves County Wednesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) In her remarks at the annual members’ dinner of the Economic...

Householder kills rabid skunk in city

August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Department of Health in Santa Fe confirmed a case of rabies in Roswell, around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Animal Control received a call-out around 4 p.m., Saturday, reporting an aggressive skunk located in the 400 block of East Mathews Street. “The skunk ran at...

The Salvation Army meets human needs

August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. An institution in southeast New Mexico for more than a century,...