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Roswell Daily Record wins big at West Texas Press Assoc.

August 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Roswell Daily Record won eight awards at the West Texas Press Association’s annual meeting held in Granbury, Texas, on Saturday. The Record won the top award for General Excellence in the daily division. The judges’ comments included “photos were very clear … paper was very well organized and was easy to follow. … I...

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Vega murder trial to begin

August 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Defense and State’s attorneys complete their preparations for the David Vega murder trial due to begin on August 16. David Vega is accused of murdering his 25-year -old son, Christopher Lee Vega, and his son’s 31-yearold girlfriend, Alisa...

Sure doesn’t seem like health fair’s 29 years old

August 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Braden Barton, 5, reaches for a handful of candy at the Los Pasitos Learning Center booth during the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Division of Health annual Free Community Health Fair, Saturday, at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club. (Mark Wilson...

Robert Riley, Navy medic, recalls brush with death

July 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer U.S. Navy Corpsman Robert Riley had saved countless lives during his three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. But one day, Nov. 23, 2009, to be exact, it was his life that needed saving when insurgents attacked...

A portend of things to come

July 30, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

City of Roswell employees Javier Alonso, left, and John M. Schmid apply fresh paint to a school crossing near Washington Avenue Elementary, Thursday morning, preparing for the upcoming school year. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Fish kill closes Lea Lake

July 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Lea Lake at Bottomless Lakes State Park will be closed until further notice after thousands of sunfish died in the water and were washed ashore Friday morning, officials say. The cause of the fish kill is unknown at this point, says Park Superintendent Joe...

Mayor: SSOT grads source of 'pride and joy' for city

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Special Services Occupational Training program graduates let off some last-minute steam before commencement ceremonies, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 70 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell students with...

Predator control levy will continue

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Commissioners ordered a special levy to continue charging 50 cents per head on all animals to be protected from coyotes, mountain lions and bobcats under the Predator Control Program during their monthly meeting, Thursday. The move came after...

Impact Confections to leave city

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Candy company Impact Confections announced Thursday that it is shutting down its Roswell manufacturing facility to consolidate with operations in Wisconsin. About 80 employees will lose their jobs, officials say. Chief operating officer for Impact Confections...

Tailgate party

July 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Nu Blues Band performs during the Roswell Chamber of Commerce annual Open House’s Tailgate Party, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...