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52 years on, Joe Kittinger recalls 102,800-foot freefall

February 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

USAF Col. (ret.) Joe Kittinger in the national museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dec. 2, 2008. (Courtesy Photo) When a balloon lifts Felix Baumgartner 123,000 feet above Roswell this summer, he will hear one voice before stepping out of his capsule and plunging 23 miles back to earth. That will be the voice of [&hellip...

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RFD jr. officers may join union

February 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The three-member Labor Management Relations Board for the city of Roswell reached an unanimous decision allowing Roswell Fire Department lieutenants to be included in a collective bargaining unit. They released their decision Friday afternoon, after holding...

Candidate forum Monday

February 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

On Monday, voters will get to watch while candidates running in the municipal election answer a range of questions, allowing them to make an informed decision before heading to the polls March 6. The Leadership Roswell Alumni Association is holding a...

Portales cop pleads no contest; gets 18 months

February 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Lonnie Berry, 53, a former captain of the Portales Police Department, pleaded no contest to three counts of tampering with public records on Thursday. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the...

Roadwork begins Monday

February 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Pavement rehabilitation work will hinder traffic on North Union Avenue, starting Tuesday. The city of Roswell is set to close Union Avenue from its intersection with 14th Street to its intersection with College Boulevard to complete the work that will remove...

Rabies clinic March 4

February 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Veterinary Association in conjunction with the city of Roswell Animal Services and the Roswell Fire Department will hold its annual rabies clinics on March 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinics will located at: •Central Fire Station, 200 S....

Just ducky weather for fowl banding

February 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

A green winged teal duck and a cinnamon teal duck await banding at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge during a banding demonstration, before being released back into the wild, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Friday began rainy and wet; great weather for...

Craig Varjabedian photographs exhibit at RMAC thru April 29

February 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Santa Fe photographer Craig Varjabedian poses with his work at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) His eye is on the landscape while his camera lens is on the details, and the result is visual proof that this award-winning...

Angel Salazar: From nothing, to co-owner of 4 successful businesses

February 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Angel Salazar (Julia Bergman Photo) Angel Salazar’s transition from humble beginnings as a worker in the Grants mining industry to co-owner of four successful businesses, with a combined total of nearly 180 employees, reflects that of a modern-day...

Vandals strike with guns, paint

February 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Windows at the Roswell Museum and Art Center were shattered this week in a drive-by shooting. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell experienced another spate of vandalism this week, with city property being hit particularly hard. The cost to repair the damage is...