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County Commission approves final budget

July 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County will close its books at the end of this month and prepare for a new fiscal year, which accounts for the use of reserve money to finance the design, construction and renovation of the Chaves County Adult Detention Center. The CCDC has a projected $6.5 million in expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year. [&hellip...

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Council OKs $87M budget

July 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

In a special meeting, the Roswell City Council approved an approximately 70-page budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that includes around $87 million in expenditures and accounts for the completion of the new barracks for the Youth ChalleNGe Academy and...

New year, new school

July 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Employees of the Roswell Independent School District move desks, chairs and other items from the old Missouri Avenue Elementary School into the recently completed new school, Thursday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Feds bust 3 Roswell businesses

July 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Confiscated packets of synthetic drugs are shown to the media during a press conference at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s offices in El Paso, Texas, Thursday. AP Photo Federal search and seizure warrants were executed at three Roswell businesses in...

ENMU-R Special Services Occupational Training graduates 97

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell graduates of the Special Services Occupational Training Program wave to a mutual friend who arrived to wish them luck prior to commencement ceremonies at the Civic Center, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo Close to 100...

‘Only one more step to go’

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Felix Baumgartner lands in the desert near Roswell, during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos. Courtesy Photo The next step for Red Bull Stratos will be from 23 miles above the surface of the Earth. On Wednesday morning, Austrian daredevil...

Homeland Security holds exercise

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The National Guard, in conjunction with the Roswell Police and Fire departments, perform its annual haz-mat training exercices at the old Edgewood Elementary School on North Garden Avenue, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo People may have noticed an increase in...

GOP holds ‘We Did Build This’ rally

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Heather Wilson makes an appearence at the Rebublican headquarters in Roswell to rally the troops, Wednesday, which included manning the phone. Mark Wilson Photo “We did build this.” That was the message propelled countrywide, Wednesday, by Victory 2012,...

Backhoe breaks gas line

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters respond to a broken gas line caused by a backhoe at the construction site of the nearly finished Missouri Avenue Elementary School, Tuesday morning, which forced police on the scene to block off adjacent streets until gas crews arrived. Mark...

Roswell Incident: 61% say ‘nope’

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The people of New Mexico have spoken. In a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, of Raleigh, N.C., 61 percent of New Mexicans do not believe the 1947 Roswell Incident actually happened, while just 21 percent think the city was in fact paid a visit...