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Commissioners will vote on redistricting plan

December 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday at the Chaves County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place, for its regular business meeting. Commissioners will vote on a redistricting plan for their five districts at the meeting. A plan must be adopted prior to Jan. 1, 2012. State Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, of New Mexico Demographics,...

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Adopt-a-thon a success, 33 animals found new homes

December 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A total of 33 animals will spend a warm, loving Christmas with their new human families thanks to the citizens of Roswell. Saturday’s Adopt-a-thon was rated a success. When the day began, Animal Services had some 52 adult dogs and 17 puppies. All the...

‘Beyond’ film crew brings alien invasion to Roswell

December 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Rusty Case, a producer for the film “Beyond,” helps guide film crew as they gather their equipment to move to another rehearsal location, Saturday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) There’s a new film crew in Roswell, and the project they’re working on may sound...

Roswell honors veterans at Wreaths ceremony

December 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Members of the military salute during the Wreaths Across America Day ceremony held at the courthouse, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell joined more than 600 communities across the nation in a solemn ceremony meant to honor veterans throughout the...

Council chooses Concept F, 7–3

December 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After three workshops and countless hours of deliberation that spanned weeks, the Roswell City Council reached a decision regarding the redistricting of its five wards, Friday evening. The council first voted 6-4 to approve a redistricting map, dubbed Concept...

‘I’m a bundle of love and available’

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Don’t forget Adopt-a-thon, from 8 a.m. to noon today. Roswell Animal Services, 703 E. McGaffey St., is filled to capacity. They have cut their adoption fees in half to $20 for dogs, $15 for cats. Animal Welfare Alliance, 927 E. McGaffey St., will provide...

Pittman: History gives people a sense of tradition, belonging

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Historian Earl Pittman in his office at home. (Julia Bergman Photo) One could assume that Earl Pittman’s office, lined with bookshelves featuring novels that profile the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Robert E. Lee, and filled with memorabilia such as a...

Drilling for oil and gas complicated

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Part 3 of 3 The act of drilling a well is a delicate process. Once a well is identified as having the potential to produce oil and gas, geologists and reservoir engineers study the potential amount of recoverable oil and gas. Permitting, drilling and...

From snow to Hawaiian rhythms

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Sweet Lelani’s dance to Hawaiian rhythms during their annual Christmas show Thursday morning at the JOY Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Regulations hinder, help N.M. oil

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Part 2 of 3 While New Mexico ranks high nationally in oil production, the oil and gas producers in the state deal with more federal and state lands and leases, and therefore more regulations. In New Mexico, there are 29,985 oil and gas wells on federal land,...