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Gunman arrested after brief standoff

October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Corrales man armed with a handgun was arrested Monday after a domestic disturbance in Roswell. Matthew Senter, 29, formerly of Roswell, was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and public nuisance. Roswell police said Senter was threatening to harm himself and others Monday afternoon at a home in the 700 block [&hellip...

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Municipal Court closes for maintenance

October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Effective immediately, the City of Roswell Municipal Court building, located at 420 N. Richardson Ave., will temporarily close for all business while maintenance work is completed. The court will move operations to a different location within the city until...

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Blessing of the Animals Sunday

October 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rev. Dale Plummer of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church holds Onyx, left, and Binks, two six-week-old puppies from the Roswell Humane Society shelter, on Tuesday. Plummer will officiate at the annual Blessing of the Animals and Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday...

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County taxes going up for water right purchases

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Commission has approved higher property tax rates for 2014, although the commissioners said they had little to do with raising taxes. The commissioners on Sept. 18 approved imposing real property tax rates certified by the New Mexico...

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Paradin’ around town

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The sun shone brightly Monday morning as a spectacular parade kicked off this year’s Eastern New Mexico State Fair. Schools were closed and it seemed like everyone in town was either in the parade, or standing along the street watching it. The parade lasted...

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Longtime community advocate Jane Batson dies

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Batson   Jane Batson, longtime community volunteer and advocate, died Saturday morning. “It is a great loss for our community, she worked tirelessly in many areas to make our community better,” said Paula Camp, coordinator of Healthy Kids of Chaves...

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Pearce accepting military academy applications

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Congressman Steve Pearce is inviting high school seniors residing in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to apply for nominations to U.S. military academies. Applications for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military...

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Gunman arrested after police standoff

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department responded to a standoff with an armed man Monday, although the suspect was reportedly apprehended without injuries. The incident occurred at a house in the 700 block of Richardson Avenue shortly after noon and lasted several...

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University offers Crossfit to students

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tabitha Denny is now offering her CrossFit class to ENMU-R students at her gym in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell now have an extra fitness option — CrossFit. The university began offering CrossFit...

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2014 ENMSF Parade winners

September 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Timothy P. Howsare Photos)   Youth organization Float: Girl Scout Troupe 31 Cheer/football: RYFL Bears 9-10 Middle school Band: Mesa Middle School Cheer: Sierra Middle School High school Band: Roswell High School Cheer: Roswell High School Dance:...