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Robert Corn seeks GOP nod for District 4 commission seat

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Robert B. Corn A retired Chaves County magistrate judge and former state legislator, Robert Corn says he is seeking the GOP nomination for the District 4 Chaves County Commission seat. Commissioner Dick Smith, who will complete his second consecutive term and is not eligible for re-election, currently represents the district. A member of a...

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NTSB offers update

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

An accident report related to a fatal plane crash at Roswell International Air Center in 2011 has recently been made public by the National Transportation Safety Board. On April 2, a Gulfstream GVI experimental aircraft exploded during takeoff from Runway 21...

Kids get career advice at DHS

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Admissions recruiter Daniela Garcia explains Eastern New Mexico University programs to 10th-grade student Jimmy Webster, Thursday, in the Dexter High School library. (Noah Vernau Photo) Dexter High School held its fourth annual POS-i-Tive Change Fair,...

Council OKs Lodger’s Tax fund requests

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Officials elected Tuesday take their oaths of office prior to the City Council meeting, Thursday evening. From left, they are Municipal Judge Larry Loy, Savino Sanchez Jr., Jeanine Corn-Best, Steve Henderson, Elena Velasquez and Juan Oropesa. (Mark Wilson...

Noelle Francis wins design contest

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A drawing that was whipped up in just a few moments has earned a teenager from Lincoln a trip to New York City to mingle with Grammy Award winner, bandleader and jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri. Noelle Marie Francis sketched a drawing for a T-shirt decorating...

Roswell a Sterling Tree City, too

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell received national recognition this week for its exemplary community forestry efforts, earning a Tree City USA Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. The award is for outstanding efforts to plan and manage...

Character Counts honors 14 Teachers of Character

March 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Character Counts! presented awards to 14 teachers, Tuesday night, at the Civic Center, where the program hosted its annual Teachers of Character Awards Program. Kathy Culshaw, who teaches at Sierra Middle School, and Rick Collins, math teacher at Dexter...

Consumers complain to PRC about Sprint

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

One hundred complaints about Sprint service from consumers in the Roswell, Hobbs and Artesia areas have now reached the Public Regulation Commission’s Consumer Relations Division. “When you get certain specific issues like the Sprint issue, you tend to...

El Cap hosts RFD at CC! assembly

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

El Capitan second-graders prepare to serenade firefighters during a Character Counts! assembly at the school, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Students at El Capitan Elementary spent Wednesday morning entertaining the Roswell Fire Department, honoring...

Regional voters favor ‘ins’

March 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell was not the only locale to have its future leadership determined Tuesday evening. Elections held in Artesia, Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur and Ruidoso produced some new and returning faces to their councils and municipal judge positions. In Artesia,...