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Sheriff candidates raised more than 71K

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The four Republican candidates for Chaves County sheriff collectively raised $71,765 in the GOP primary, equating to about $16.50 per vote. Sheriff-elect Britt Snyder, who defeated Pat Barncastle by just 12 votes, raised 73 percent of the funds raised by Barncastle, according to fourth and final primary campaign finance reports that were due July 3 [&hellip...

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Gumball machines still deliver goods

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gumball vendor George Harris gives some gumball to Joann Kreutzberg, an employee of K-Bob’s Steakhouse, on Tuesday in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   A penny doesn’t buy much these days, but George Harris has a few places where that copper coin...

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Conservancy district approves $10M loan

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District (PVACD) board of directors approved a $10 million loan to purchase land and water rights Tuesday. First American Bank is providing the loan for the PVACD. There will be a 2-mill increase within the district,...

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Reed family abduction case: Mystery, danger remain

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thom Reed at the UFO Museum during this year’s festival. (Jerry Heck Photo)   Thom Reed was among the presenters at UFO Festival last weekend, standing next to a painting on the Abduction Wall in the Roswell UFO Museum. The painting depicts Reed’s...

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Helping veterans cemetery become reality

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cactus Sam’s RV Club presented a $1,000 check to the Gen. Douglas L. McBride-Roswell Veterans Cemetery. From left are Nancy Browning, Joyce Newsom (hidden in back) Gerald Orr, Howard Gebel, Jim Browning, Glynn Turner (in back) Bob Mierke, John Schaffer, Ray...

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Mardi Gras with aliens

July 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randal Seyler Photo Members of the Revolutonary Snake Ensemble added a touch of Mardi Gras to Saturday’s UFO Festival Parade of Lights in downtown Roswell. Hundreds turned out to enjoy the lighted parade floats and music, bringing an end to Saturday’s...

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Martinez announces state tourism growth numbers

July 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Christina Stock Photo Gov. Susana Martinez visited Roswell Monday to announce an increase in statewide tourism revenues for three consecutive years. She said Roswell has seen a 10 percent spike in its lodgers’ tax revenues so far this year. By Timothy P....

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Miss New Mexico readies for trip to Atlantic City: Jessica Burson to compete in Miss America Pageant

July 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, of Roswell, signs autographs and visits with young fans on Saturday at the UFO Festival on Main Street. Burson served as grand marshal of the UFO Festival Parade. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Jessica Burson says she is on a...

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CosmiCon brings out stars

July 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

CosmiCon visitors stop by the Pak Rat of Albuquerque’s vendor tables in the Roswell Mall on Friday. Numerous vendors from around the area were in town for the CosmiCon and UFO Festival. (Randal Seyler Photos)   Garrett Wang, center, greets fans at...

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Oropesa questions lack of new people in city positions

July 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell City Council has approved several appointments to various boards and commissions, and at least one city councilor says he’s seeing a lot of the same names. The City Council on June 12 unanimously approved several board appointments recommended...