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Solis returns to RPD after state service

November 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday that she has appointed Gregg Marcantel as secretary of the New Mexico Corrections Department. Previously, Marcantel served as deputy secretary for the Department of Public Safety and also served as the acting deputy secretary for the Corrections Department for the past nine weeks. Marcantel, who joined the Martinez...

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Camp to perform at Pearson 11/12

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Christian musician Jeremy Camp will soon perform in Roswell. With a hopeful message for the members of his generation, Camp is set to perform at the Pearson Auditorium Nov. 12. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. The name of...

Palmer’s The Dakota Peoples now available in trade paper

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A published author, wildlife rehabilitator and licensed nurse, Roswell Daily Record reporter Jessica Palmer takes on many roles. Her author side has penned 26 books. The most recent, “The Dakota Peoples,” a comprehensive history of the various tribes and...

RPD to recruit Explorers at open house, Monday

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department will be holding an open house beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, for youths and their parents to learn more about the RPD’s Explorers Program. “The Explorers are a division of Boy Scouts, except it is co-educational. It is open...

Accident with injuries

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A member of the Midway Volunteer Fire Department hoses down the area where a vehicle caught on fire after it overturned near mile marker 90 on US 285. The fire tore through about one acre of the surrounding area. The driver, the only person in the car, had...

Snow birds

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Migration season is in full swing at Bittler Lake National Wildlife Refuge. These geese go for a morning fly about, Thursday, possibly to aquaint themselves with their winter digs. They and many more will spend the winter at Bitter Lake. The refuge is also...

Balloons & Bluegrass in Artesia Sat & Sun

November 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Classic American music and one of New Mexico’s favorite pastimes will make a winning — albeit quirky — combination in Artesia this weekend. The 2011 Balloons & Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday. However, Artesia’s youth will...

Sage to be honored on the steps of the US House, Monday

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Sage will be honored on the steps of the U.S. House of Representatives, Monday, Nov. 7. The event will be televised on the Hallmark Channel on Veterans Day at 6 p.m. and by Fox Morning News in D.C. This is the second event in less than two months. The first,...

Chewning Footwear closing

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chewning Footwear is going out of business with a store-wide sale beginning at 9 a.m. today. (Mark Wilson Photo) After more than 60 years in the area, Chewning Footwear. 301 W. McGaffey St. is closing its doors with a huge sale due to begin today at 9 a.m.,...

El Capitan honors 7 fallen heroes

November 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Joe Luna and Sgt. Doug Shaw greet El Capitan Elementary students attending a rally to commemorate Veterans Day, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Seven Roswell natives who served during the Persian Gulf Wars were paid a special...