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Adair blasts redistricting plan

September 22, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Democrat supported redistricting plan the Senate passed on Monday has the potential to affect representation in Chaves County, and specifically Roswell, if the House and Gov. Susana Martinez approve it. All Republican senators voted against the plan, which passed the Senate on a 27-15 party-line vote. Under the plan, the districts held by Sen. [&hellip...

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VistaCare lends a hand

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Employees at VistaCare bag over 1,300 pounds of food and other items donated by the community for re-distibution to the Roswell Community Kitchen and Rivers of Life Outreach, which provide food and shelter for the indigent. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Sage heads to Hollywood

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Local celebrity Sage and her human companion, Diane Wedel, will be leaving for Los Angeles on Sept. 29 to attend a red carpet awards ceremony for the American Humane Association Hero Dog, where she will meet fellow celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Betty...

Health Secretary speaks to local nurses

September 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Dr. Catherine Torres, Secretary of the Department of Health, visits Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Local nurses got an extra dose of inspiration when New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Catherine Torres dropped by...

Water pipeline bursts at intersection

September 21, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Members of the Roswell Utility Department work on a water pipeline that broke on the corner of South Sycamore Avenue and West Second Street, Tuesday afternoon. (Julia Bergman Photo) A water pipeline on the corner of South Sycamore Avenue and West Second...

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...

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...