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Workshops on Yucca’s future to begin Saturday

August 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city Parks & Recreation Committee and Commission will begin holding workshops this weekend to get public input on the fate of the Yucca Recreation Center. The first workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Yucca Recreation Center, said Tabitha Denny, city councilor and parks committee chairwoman. “The first meeting will [&hellip...

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United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

August 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kathleen Freeman moments after her compelling speech on how local United Way agencies helped her and her children overcome domestic violence. Freeman is now a child care worker for Assurance Home, which is a United Way of Chaves County member agency. Sitting...

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Shea: Student athletes excel on field, in class

August 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brian Shea, left, director of activities and athletics for Roswell Independent School District, discusses the academic and athletic success of the district’s student athletes while Kiwanis Club President Ed David listens on Tuesday in Roswell. (Randal...

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Rodeo features local cowboys in ranch competition

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ranch cowboys from the Bell Ranch compete in the penning competition on Saturday at the 26th annual New Mexico Championship Ranch Rodeo, which was held this past weekend in Roswell. Members of the Bell Ranch team include Zack Burson, Kris Wilson, Bryan Clark,...

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Portales man admits plot to kill his wife

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Portales man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to trying to hire someone to murder his wife for $5,000. Cody Guss, 37, was charged with using a telephone in interstate commerce to commission a murder-for-hire. Guss entered a guilty plea to the...

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Xcel announces $30M makeover

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Xcel Energy announced plans Monday for a $30 million capital improvement project that is intended to boost electric transmission service in and around Roswell. The Minneapolis-based utility holding company said in a news release Monday the improved...

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Officials started interviewing city manager candidates last week

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell councilors began the process of interviewing candidates for the city manager’s position last week, and met with a second candidate on Monday. City Manager Larry Fry announced his intention to leave the position during the City Council meeting in...

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Hydrant hit and run

August 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A fire hydrant was hit by a vehicle behind The Home Depot around 2 p.m. Monday. The water flowed all the way to North Main Street and through 23rd Avenue. Workers arrived within minutes to shut off the water. “We will see if there is any paint on the...

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Mud, sun and fun

August 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell turned out once again for the Roswell Mud Sweat and Tears. Runners had to navigate an obstacle course built by the National Guard with help from Roswell Do It Center and Roswell Rental. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Operation Wounded...

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Former cowboy now wrangles students, ninjas

August 17, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Capt. Robert Newberry, director of security at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, prepares on Thursday for the return of students to the Roswell campus. (Randal Seyler Photo)   By Shannon Seyler Special to the Record   There’s probably only...