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A ribbon to remember

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paige Merchant, 4, gets an assist from her mother, Charlee, as she hangs a ribbon to a newly planted chokecherry tree in memory of her father, John Merchant, who passed away in 2013, as twin brother, Dalton, and Doug Ranson look on during the 2014 Arbor Day Tree Planting held at the recently completed Missouri [&hellip...

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Vets cemetery work resumes

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Work will resume at the Gen. Douglas L. McBride-Roswell Veterans Cemetery next week as officials look to host a grand opening July 4. Parks Superintendent Ken Smith told city councilors Thursday that he expected work to begin on laser leveling the grounds...

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Firefighters respond to garage fire

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire crews responded to a garage fire Friday night at the 1400 block of Bonita Drive after residents reported a racing vehicle ignited in flames. Someone at the residence reportedly was filling the gas tank with fuel when a spark caught the vehicle...

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Code enforcement ramps up city cleanup efforts

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city’s code enforcement department is ramping up efforts to clean up the city, issuing notices for overgrown weeds, yard debris and promises to demolish derelict homes. Mayor Dennis Kintigh asked Code Enforcement Supervisor Bill Bartlett Thursday to...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Melissa Danforth

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Melissa Danforth, 26, is wanted in connection with negligent arson, criminal damage (over $1,000), unlawfully influencing and fraud, tampering with evidence. The incident occurred on Oct. 19, 2013, at a local gas station on the 900 block of West Second...

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State Police identify body found at ENMU-Roswell

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Police have identified the dead man found on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Monday night. Marcus Dupree, 22, was found dead from a gunshot wound at about 9 p.m. in one of the dormitories, located at 52 University,...

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Leavitt’s ‘Requiem’ performance Sunday

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The public is cordially invited to attend the Palm Sunday performance of John Leavitt’s “Requiem” at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Presented by the Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist...

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Firefighters respond to trestle fire

April 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell firefighters put out a blaze that was consuming a railroad trestle that spans the Hondo River in the Chihuahuita neighborhood, Thursday afternoon. The source of the fire was unknown. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Ordinance amendment to ban e-cigarettes fails

April 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A majority of councilors voted Thursday not to add electronic cigarettes to the list of items not allowed in public places. The amendment to the Clean Air Ordinance failed after five councilors voted against it. Councilors Juan Oropesa and Steve Henderson...

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New Mexico to ‘Give Grande!’

April 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The act of giving is going viral in May. Give Grande! New Mexico will be a 24-hour event raising money for New Mexico nonprofit organizations, including groups that are based in Roswell — and the giving will all be done online. “This is a first annual...