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Ezzell opposes HB64

January 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The House of Representative’s Labor and Human Resources committee will today hear a bill that would affect retirement benefits of educators. House Bill 64, sponsored by Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, would amend the Educational Retirement Act in ways such as increasing the ERB fund contribution rates of certain members, changing the benefits for new...

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Torres wins $10K in Powerball

January 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell resident Jaime Torres won $10,000 in the Jan. 19 Powerball drawing. He purchased the winning quick-pick ticket at Allsup’s Store No. 335, 2501 N. Main St. Torres’ ticket matched the winning white ball numbers of 8, 28, 29 and 34, and the winning...

Zavala runs for school board seat

January 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

As a father of two young children, Jose Zavala was deeply affected by the violence committed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. His concern encouraged him to put his name in the running for the school district election, scheduled for Feb. 5. Zavala...

5th Judicial District seeks Shamas replacement

January 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The 5th Judicial District is now actively seeking a replacement for the late Judge Ralph Shamas, who passed away last week. Raylene Weis, judicial selection coordinator, admitted that it would be a difficult to replace a man who was so highly respected in the...

Teen drives into residence

January 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

The police apprehended two 17-year-olds, Tuesday, after a ride that ended with a vehicle plowing into a residence in the 1600 block of North Greenwood Avenue. Roswell Police Department Public Information Liaison Sabrina Morales said the two youths were...

RPD names 2 suspects in computer sabotage

January 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department named two suspects in a crime that disabled the computer systems of 13 different Domino’s Pizza locations over the New Year’s holiday. Eddy Edwards, 32, was a former employee who quit his job on Dec. 13. The second subject...

‘ … 9, 10. Ready or not, here I come!’

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ripples are created by ducks swimming in the pond at the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary and Nature Center, causing abstract reflections on the surface, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

United Way exceeds 2012 goal

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A long line enters the Roswell Convention Center for the United Way of Chaves County Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) United Way of Chaves County brought in more than half a million dollars during its 2012 fundraising...

Peggy Brewer seeks to retain District 3 seat on school board

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The school district election, scheduled for Feb. 5, will feature many familiar faces in the running for positions on area school boards. Peggy Brewer, Ed.D., an incumbent board member of the Roswell Independent School District, looks to retain her seat in...

Cloutier visits Legislature

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Drew Cloutier, president of the New Mexico Bar Association, visited the New Mexico State Legislature on Tuesday. Cloutier is a member of Hinkle Law Firm and is a resident of Roswell. “We’re here today to hopefully advance the cause of justice at the...