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Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days a success

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The excitement and revelry of the Old West are renewed in newer generations, thanks in part to events like the Chaves County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days. About 60 children and teens — from kindergarteners through older teens — competed in the annual event, but only two savvy contestants walked (or rode) away with coveted, [&hellip...

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Economy picking up

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Certain economic indicators suggest that Roswell’s economy is slowly picking up. One of the indicators is the housing market. Dan Coleman, president of Roswell’s Association of Realtors said, “It’s not as rosy as it was a couple of years ago, but...

Running for a good cause

September 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Seth Romero of the Eastern New Mexico University chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity runs with a football along the Relief Route Friday during the annual Run for the Heroes, stretching from the University of Texas-El Paso to ENMU in Portales. Kappa Sigma...

Herrera pretrial held

September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth District Court held its final hearing before the trial of Isreal Herrera. Herrera, 22, is accused of the murder of Stephen Foster, 25, on Nov. 22, 2010. The shooting occurred after Foster and his passenger went to Herrera’s house. According to the...

Gomez, organizer and community volunteer

September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Barbara Gomez(Jessica Palmer Photo) Barbara Gomez is a woman with loads of enthusiasm and bundles of energy. She is a mother with three sons, and a grandmother, but few could tell either by her appearance or her demeanor. She is known as an organizer and for...

Final Days of Special Session

September 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In an action that seems to pour gasoline on an already burning fire, House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe, and House Majority Floor Leader Ken Martinez, D-Grants, are allegedly inhibiting House Democrats from reading the House Republicans’ most recent plan...

Sting operation successful; 67 arrested

September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments (5)

D.E.A. Police leave a house located on N. Washington Avenue near W. 11th Street Thursday morning during a massive operation involving more than 150 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. (Mark Wilson Photo) A massive sting operation on Thursday...

Biology 101

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Washington Avenue Elementary School fifth grader Jonah Irmen, right, dissects a cow eyeball as classmate Jose Aragon looks on during Katie Hatch’s morning class Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Roe announces candidacy for Municipal Court judge

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Kevin Roe has announced his candidacy for Municipal Court judge. (Courtesy Photo) Longtime Roswell resident, Kevin Roe has announced his candidacy for Municipal Court judge. Roe is the adopted son of David and Sheila Roe of Pepper’s Restaurant. This is...

Bomb threat forces evacuation

September 23, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Firefighters respond to a bomb threat at the State of New Mexico Corrections Department, Probation & Parole Division building located at 5 Grand Avenue Plaza, Thursday morning.The offices of the New Mexico’s Region IV Probation and Parole at 5 Grand...