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Winter driving tips

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell is usually blessed with moderate winter weather, meaning that many drivers are unused to driving in bad winter weather. According to Chaves County Sheriff’s Office’s Lt. Britt Snyder, the best tip is to avoid driving in the snow. “That’s why schools close and we have two-hour-delay days because it is best not to drive. [&hellip...

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Johnny Gonzales now taking donations for Christmas party

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After 33 years, and aiding 1,400 needy children in 2010, Johnny Gonzales, founder of the Community Volunteer Program, is back at it again. Gonzales is asking for toy donations for this year’s children’s Christmas party. Around 34 years ago, Gonzales saw...

City council to meet at 7 p.m.

December 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave., for its regular business meeting. At the meeting, the council will hold a public hearing regarding redistricting. Results from the 2010 Census show that the city’s...

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...

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...