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County shows off driving simulator

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brenda Sanchez reacts after crashing her “vehicle” on an impaired and distracted driving simulator during a Chaves County Commission meeting, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Chaves County Commission approved Thursday a budget increase to the county’s budget to reflect additional funding received from the federal Enforcement of Underage...

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Gessing: NM relies too much on Feds

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Addressing the Roswell Rotary Club at Best Western Sally Port Inn, Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing said Thursday New Mexico’s reliance on the federal government stunts the state’s economic growth. Based in Albuquerque, the foundation is a...

Will CID make priority call?

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Carlsbad Irrigation District’s Board of Directors will meet April 2, to discuss possible solutions to its lack of water, after legislation that would have provided $2.5 million toward its efforts failed to pass the state Legislature. Senate Bill 462,...

Horse slaughter video sparks outrage

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

Animal activists throughout the country uncovered a graphic video this week shot by a former Valley Meat Co. maintenance employee, inciting a firestorm of outrage against the Roswell company. The proposed horse slaughterhouse expects to be issued a U.S....

Puppy, people perambulate

March 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wendy Deichman, right, and Natasha Yates walk their puppy Kaia along West Third Street next to the Spring River Golf Course on the first day of spring, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

And things that go BOOM in the night

March 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Area residents were startled Tuesday night as the ground trembled beneath their feet and the waves of sonic booms erupted in Roswell’s usually quiet night sky. Some city officials remained in the dark about the military operations Thursday afternoon. “I...

ENMU-R dedicates new Student Center

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Guests at the grand opening of the new Student Services Center at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell tour the facility, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The sun streamed through the wall of windows into the newly constructed $4.8 million Student...

RPD searching for Barela

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Johnny “Juan” Barela is wanted on charges of one open count of murder and three counts of bribery or intimidation of a witness. He is considered armed and dangerous. (Courtesy Photo) The Roswell Police Criminal Investigation Division were summoned to the...

Roswell may be site for Aerial system test

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In a cooperative effort, local entities are applying to make Roswell the location of a federally approved unmanned aerial system test site. Last year, Congress and President Barack Obama approved a mandate requiring the Federal Aviation Administration...

Gov passes $5.9B budget

March 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

By most area legislators’ accounts, the 2013 state legislative session started slow and rushed to the finish, but in the end, things went the best they could have. After a weekend of fast frenzy and heavy compromise, Gov. Susana Martinez said she will sign...