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Madsen trial vacated

August 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The trial for Jeannie Madsen was vacated, Thursday, following a last minute settlement. The trial was still listed on the docket. At least one of the witnesses, a Roswell police officer, never received notification of the cancellation. According to the District Attorney’s office, the trial was still on the schedule as of 5 p.m., Wednesday. [&hellip...

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Lack of rainfall distresses Bitter Lake

August 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Severe drought conditions in southeastern New Mexico have affected Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge where water levels are extremely low. (Mark Wilson Photo) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in north Roswell is...

Gov: Capping tax doesn’t make sense

August 25, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez talks with area business owners during the annual members’ dinner of the Economic Development Corporation of Roswell-Chaves County Wednesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) In her remarks at the annual members’ dinner of the Economic...

Householder kills rabid skunk in city

August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Department of Health in Santa Fe confirmed a case of rabies in Roswell, around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Animal Control received a call-out around 4 p.m., Saturday, reporting an aggressive skunk located in the 400 block of East Mathews Street. “The skunk ran at...

The Salvation Army meets human needs

August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. An institution in southeast New Mexico for more than a century,...

Third Valero suspect surrenders

August 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Johnanthony Valderaz, 21, was apprehended, Tuesday. Valderaz is the alleged third participant in the staged robbery at the Valero station, 3300 N. Main St., on June 6. Roswell Police Department Sgt. Jim Preston said, “The detectives ended up with the new...

OSHA investigates city trench

August 24, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau is investigating the city of Roswell to determine if a trench that was recently dug inside city limits violated any state or federal safety regulations. The investigation was launched Aug. 15, after an...

Landmark demolition

August 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Construction workers began tearing down the old Roswell Wool building off Virginia Avenue around 8:30 a.m., Tuesday. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) [/auth...

25 United Way’s magic number

August 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Twenty-five just may be the magic number for this year’s United Way of Chaves County’s fundraising efforts. That is the percentage increase that this year’s goal is from last year’s campaign. This increase is not all about breaking one’s...

Gov taps Solis for Standards Commission

August 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis expressed his pride at his appointment to New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission. “It’s humbling and an honor to be appointed. It’s a very important commission. … I will do the best that I can.” Solis...