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Hellens share family’s history with Rotary Club

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

C.W. “Bill” Hellen, a third-generation cattleman, was the keynote speaker during the Roswell Rotary Club meeting, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) His tie hangs down against a white collared shirt, tucked into black pants. He sits on the stoop of his new house in Texas, one arm resting against a crutch, the other wrapped around a [&hellip...

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Council approves hotel fee

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hotel and motel guests will pay slightly more to spend the night in Roswell starting Nov. 1, City Councilors voted Thursday. The passage of a new Convention Center Fee, which will cost lodgers an extra $2.50 a night, is expected to raise an estimated $500,000...

Valley Meat Co. plans to open Aug. 5

July 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Valley Meat Co. is set to begin operating Aug. 5, the plant’s attorney said Thursday. But the opening depends on an Aug. 2 federal hearing, when an Albuquerque judge overseeing a lawsuit by animal protection groups will decide whether to halt operations for...

Skandera addresses quality of education

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, center, is greeted by Representatives Nora Espinoza, left, and Candy Spence-Ezzell at the Elks Lodge #969, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 100 people attended the Chaves County Republican...

Peaceful immigration demonstration turns political

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Supporters of immigration reform rally outside the offices of Congressman Steve Pearce, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) A peaceful demonstration held by local immigration reform activists at the Roswell office of Congressman Steve Pearce turned...

City Council to consider Convention Center fee

July 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council will hold its meeting tonight to discuss business that was cancelled last week when many councilors failed to show to a regularly scheduled meeting. Councilors are expected to consider passing a new $2.50 per room, per night hotel and motel...

Reflecting pool

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Water lilies sprout above the water at the Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Arias sentenced to 4 years

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Jose Arias, 21, was sentenced in District Court, Monday morning, to four years following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter with a firearms enhancement and tampering with evidence. The conviction stems from the shooting death of 22-year-old Victoria...

City seeks grant for national vet cemetery

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A coalition of area veterans and leaders said Tuesday they will seek to be the first to submit an application to the state to provide a national veterans’ cemetery in Roswell. The statement followed Gov. Susana Martinez’s announcement that her...

PVACD discusses drought

July 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area water levels have reached an “all-time low.” Three years of severe drought and a state-ordered water seizure on the Pecos River has reduced flows to levels not seen since 1970—the worst year on record, said Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy...