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Five to be honored at Honoring the Badge event

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Five members of the law enforcement and the first responders community will be honored at the Commissioner’s Chambers in the Joe Skeen Building, 1 St. Mary’s Place, at 6 p.m. today. The event, called Honoring the Badge: Building and Upholding the Public Trust, is part of Character Counts in Chaves County. The event is sponsored [&hellip...

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Local law enforcement to hold Drug Take Back

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The prescription drugs collected last year totalled 90 pounds according to Chaves County Sheriff Office estimates; however, the DEA estimates that Roswell contributed 100 pounds to the local district totals. (Courtesy Photo) On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m....

Westlake sets up Zombie zone

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s Zombie Central conveniently located at Westlake Hardware in the 2800 block of North Main Street. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Westlake TruValue Hardware, 2810 N. Main St., has gotten into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve season, by setting up a...

David Vega receives sentence

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Judge Charles C. Currier sentenced David Vega, 48, to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his son, Christopher Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Michelle (Alisa Michelle) Montgomery, 31, on May 10, 2010, at 1007 Rancho Road after a day of...

Strong Sunshine Laws help fight corruption

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Corruption levels decrease and the probability of corrupt acts being detected increases in states that have a strong Sunshine Law, otherwise known as an open record law, according to a research paper entitled, Sunshine as Disinfectant: The Effect of State...

Roswell Job Corps looking for new director

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Starting Nov. 1, Career Opportunities Inc., based out of San Marcos, Texas, will take over operational responsibilities for the U.S. Department of Labor Roswell Jobs Corps Center. Chugach Industries, Inc. currently holds the contract for operating the center....

Gun Club hosts Appleseed event

October 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Rifle enthusiasts work on their marksmanship skills Saturday morning at the Roswell Gun Club during the Revolutionary War Veterans Association Appleseed Project which commemorates American heritage. (Mark Wilson Photo) History, heritage and marksmanship met...

Orozco, the only woman to achieve Capt. rank

October 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Capt. Dina Orozco is the only woman to attain the rank of captain in the New Mexico State Police. Captain Dina Orozco is the only woman to achieve the rank of captain in the New Mexico State Police. She has had 16 years with the State Police and her...

Buddy Walk raises Down Syndrome awareness

October 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Hundreds of participants in the 7th annual Buddy Walk for the National Down Syndrome Society begin their stroll Saturday at the Spring River Park and Zoo.(Mark Wilson Photo) A special kind of spirit was alive in bright orange at the Buddy Walk sponsored by...

Youth ChalleNGe to receive funds

October 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez’s signing of the $86 million capital outlay bill, which passed during the special session, on Tuesday, has a direct impact on the Roswell community. Under the bill, the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Roswell will receive $2...