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Chaves County Sheriff’s staff attend conference

April 12, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sheriff Rob Coon and other staff from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office attended a three-day conference in Albuquerque held by the New Mexico Sheriffs Association from April 3-4. NMSA Executive Director Jack LeVick said a total of 379 people attended, from various departments and agencies including The New Mexico chapter of the FBI National Academy,...

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PVACD reaffirms opposition of priority call on Pecos River

April 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District’s Board of Directors reaffirmed its opposition to the Carlsbad Irrigation District’s demand for a priority call on the Pecos River. PVACD Chairman Bill Netherlin read a...

Implanted ‘bracelet’ helps treat heartburn

April 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them. It’s a novel way to treat severe acid reflux, which plagues millions of Americans...

Thieves hit TV towers

April 11, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Copper thieves hit three television towers east of Roswell Sunday and Monday. The subjects took copper and scrap metal from the towers and stole the compressors from equipment rooms that heat and cool the towers. According to the Chaves County Sheriff’s...

Key issues discussed at Lunch and Learn

April 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Reps. Nora Espinoza and Candy Spence Ezzell and Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, (left) talk with Roswell community leaders Wednesday during the Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Legislative Lunch and Learn. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) On Wednesday...

Local reaction to newest gun regulation proposal

April 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aaron Coates, an associate at Larry’s Discount Gun Shop in Roswell, shows an automatic weapon to a customer Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Larry’s Discount Gun Store in Roswell was in short supply of at least two commodities Wednesday: ammunition...

Job fair enjoys good participation

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an effort to connect job seekers with employers, the office of Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., co-sponsored the third annual “Out of This World” job fair Tuesday, at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. New Mexico Workforce Connection, Eastern...

Green States Energy picks Roswell for solar project

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An independent power producer plans to build one of New Mexico’s largest solar power complexes, a 2.5-megawatt array, in Roswell later this year to provide electricity to Xcel Energy. Green States Energy Inc. acquired a 5.4-megawatt solar photovoltaic...

RPD logs 4 accidental shootings in past week

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In the past seven days, the Roswell Police Department has responded to four call outs for accidental shootings. In each incident, someone was wounded. On April 2, a 28-year-old man was treated in the emergency room after he shot himself in the foot. At first...

Effective in July, burials at South Park will cost more

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council’s Building and Lands Committee voted Monday to increase the rate for burial of cremains at South Park Cemetery. The increase is scheduled for July, when an increase of $50 for traditional burials also will take effect. In January, the cemetery...