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Roswell felon pleads guilty to firearms charge

September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell man on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Jerry J. Barrera, 30, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. His sentencing has not yet been scheduled. Barrera remains detained pending his sentencing hearing. He has been in [&hellip...

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ABA names Gathering of Nations among North America’s 100 best events for 2015

September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, to be held in Albuquerque between April 23-25 in 2015, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015 by the American Bus Association (ABA) for its fifth year. ABA’s 2015 Top 100 Events...

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Council votes to overturn zoning commission decision

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mary Shepard testifies during her appeal hearing on Thursday during the City Council meeting in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to overturn a Planning and Zoning Commission decision that denied a zoning...

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Honoring patriots

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Children from the Assumption Catholic Church sing a song to thank members of the Army for serving for the U.S. during a Patriot Day Tribute Thursday night. (Dylanne Petros Photo)...

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Kirksey recommended for judgeship; Nomination now goes to governor for confirmation

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kirksey   Hobbs attorney Lee Kirksey was recommended on Thursday to fill the new judgeship in the 5th Judicial District Court. The District Judicial Nominating Commission met in Lovington to evaluate Kirksey, an attorney with the Hobbs firm Maddox,...

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Local vets asked to respond to VA request

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Veterans Affairs is beginning a pilot program in Roswell and Artesia and is attempting to determine the need for primary care and mental health care in this area. Specialty care of any kind will not be part of this program — only primary care and mental...

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Athlete: Senior Olympics offer exercise, fun; Annual state competition returns to Roswell in 2015

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bonnie Bitzer, right, discusses her 19 years as a Senior Olympian while Dina Jenks, left, events coordinator for the New Mexico Senior Olympics, listens. Bitzer was the guest speaker for Thursday’s Continuity of Care meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)  ...

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Luncheon honors first responders

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A 9/11 appreciation luncheon sponsored by Pepsi and Ballard Funeral Home was held Thursday at Roswell Fire Station No. 3 to thank all local first responders for the services they provide to the Roswell community. (Submitted Photo)...

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Planetarium back into orbit

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Suzie Waldrip, daughter of school board member Jim Waldrip, and Marcus de Thouars, director of the Roswell Museum and Art Center Planetarium, were among the presenters Thursday at the official grand opening of the planetarium, which is jointly operated by the...

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Portion of East College to close for repairs

September 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The public is advised that East College Boulevard will be closed from Garden Avenue to Grand Avenue for three days beginning Saturday. The closure is expected to end Monday. The closure will allow the railroad crossing to be repaired and paved. Detour signage...