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Winter has arrived, snowfall estimated at four inches

December 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Evan Aragon clears snow from his grandmother’s car Monday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A meteorologist technician, with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, estimated four inches of snow had fallen in Roswell, at around 2:30 p.m., Monday. Despite the snowfall, snow was not heavily accumulating in Roswell, according to the technician. She predicted...

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Keep pets and animals warm during the cold wintery season

December 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

With temperatures dropping into the single digits, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want to remind people that dogs and other animals can suffer from frostbite and exposure. If water freezes, they can become dehydrated. Cold weather spells...

Christmas parade lights up downtown

December 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Mountain View Middle School band performs Christmas tunes during the MainStreet Roswell 23rd annual Electric Light Parade, Saturday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell had its own share of people camping out on the streets, Saturday evening. Their intent...

Repairs on Spring River Channel complete

December 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Workers repair a section of the Spring River Channel. (Courtesy photo) Major rehabilitation and repair work on the Spring River Channel is now completed. Repairs were made to the cracked, rubble masonry wall that surrounds the channel. The wall reaches its...

RPD holds loss prevention meeting

December 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department held its monthly Loss Prevention meeting for area businesses at the Chamber of Commerce, Thursday. The topic under discussion during this month’s meeting was counterfeit bills. Sgt. Ty Sharpe brought in numerous samples that...

Vets honor van drivers, Elks at luncheon

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jimmy Copeland, from front, Vern Aguilar and Albert Silva attend a thank you dinner honoring Vietnam Veterans of America Southeast New Mexico Transportation Network drivers. (Mark Wilson Photo) Each week war veterans are transported to their various medical...

NTSB updates crash

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

National Transportation Safety Board completed its on-site investigation, late Thursday night, of the plane crash that occurred on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Lt. Robert McDonald, public information officer for the New Mexico State Police, confirmed...

Jim Ridgway: ‘There’s a place for you in God. Share good news’

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jim Ridgway (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Jim Ridgway has sailed around the world and fulfilled several roles in life, but he came back to his native Roswell, in the end, to answer a higher calling. He is perhaps best known as a local volunteer who avidly helps...

Doritos ad features Roswell

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

For filmmaker Rodney Austin, the chance to win commercial time during the Super Bowl and a $1 million-prize began with a bag of tortilla chips. Doritos issued an open call to filmmakers in the United States to create a commercial that just might be aired...

RPD arrests Aguilera

December 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Oscar Aguilera, 54, was arrested Thursday, charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor. According to the criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court on Dec. 2, the 13-year-old victim told officials that the sexual abuse began when she...