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Del Norte celebrates Constitution Day

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth graders at Del Norte Elementary receive copies of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo Fifth-graders at Del Norte Elementary School were visibly shocked when told who the government is during a Constitution Day event at the school’s library, Tuesday. When local attorney Lee Huntzinger, who gave a...

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Legislative Update

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

House Democrats have ignited a name-calling battle against Roswell lawmakers this week during the special session, claiming that Roswell has too much legislative representation. Democratic representatives are calling Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, Rep. Candy...

Autopsy rules death accidental

September 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

According to the Office of the Medical Investigator, Octavio Loya’s death was ruled accidental. The 40-year-old Roswell resident was found dead at Remco Auto Parts and Wrecking, 4600 S. Main St., in March. The subject’s death followed pursuit, on-foot, by...

TheGIG offers prayer and worship

September 20, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

God is God. That is the idea behind theGIG, an open prayer and worship event hosted by the Salvation Army on Friday nights at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn. Budding from the idea to give high schoolers a place to practice their faith publicly, theGIG,...

Special Session: Final Week

September 20, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The fear, expressed early on in the session, that history could repeat itself seemed closer to becoming an actuality as legislators embarked on the final week of the special session on Monday with no redistricing plans ready to be seen by Governor Susana...

Field of Honor comes to a close

September 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mark Wilson Photo Cadets play “Taps” during closing ceremonies for the Field of Honor at New Mexico Military Institute’s Stapp Field Friday evening. The flags, on display for one week, represented victims of 9/11 and service men and women. [/auth...

Are we there yet?

September 18, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Riders battle uphill at Bottomless Lakes State Park in the Tour de Ocho Millas Saturday morning. The Tour de Ocho Millas is the brain child of two cyclists trying to raise funds for a local ministry. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s a success

September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Participants in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk-Walk To End Alzheimer’s event begin their trek Saturday morning at the Chaves County Courthouse. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning focused...

Highway dedicated to two local state policemen

September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A four-mile portion of U.S. Highway 70 in southeast New Mexico will be named after two Roswell natives and state policemen who lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The highway dedication will commemorate Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert...

Cowboy shooting draws a crowd

September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Karen Gray competes during the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s New Mexico State Championship at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) ‘Anything you can do I can do better,’ as the song goes, seems to be the rally...