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House passes Feed Bill

January 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

It was business as usual at the Legislature Wednesday. The second day of the 50th legislative session was filled with bill introductions, both pre-filed and those being presented for the first time. While many bills were introduced on the House Floor Wednesday, controversy erupted early on with the introduction of House Bill 1. The bill, [&hellip...

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Alamogordo homebuilders plan Roswell development

January 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

It might be an open field today, but in just a few years it will be the location of 56 brand new homes. French Brothers, a homebuilding company based in Alamogordo, is the driving force behind a new housing development near the intersection of Union Avenue...

Cynthia Pearce addresses RWCC

January 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The dunes sagebrush lizard was at the forefront of conversation at the Republican Women of Chaves County’s membership drive Wednesday afternoon. Republican incumbents, candidates and members of the public gathered at the Sally Port Inn to hear guest speaker...

Crime Stoppers pays out $5,120 in rewards in 2011

January 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Crime Stoppers paid out $5,120 in rewards for tips in 2011. A total of 15 people were apprehended as a result of citizens’ information. Among those apprehended were people wanted for aggravated battery and assault, drug trafficking and...

Campus Educational Center under way

January 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

An artist’s rendering of ENMU-R’s new Educational Center. (Courtesy Photo) Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be adding a bit of “curb appeal” to its campus this year. The construction of what will be the Educational Center is already under...

Local pols react to gov

January 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico’s 112 state legislators convened at the Roundhouse, Tuesday at 12 p.m., to commence the 50th legislative session. The concentration of the 30-day session will be balancing the state’s budget. In a dramatic opening to the session, House Speaker...

NM school grades are in; 3 RISD schools get A’s, 3 flunk

January 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The grades are in—for New Mexico schools, that is. Schools in the Roswell Independent School District also received a rating, from A through F, on Jan. 10. The A through F grading system is based on the A-F School Grading Law passed by the New Mexico...

Take RDR survey online

January 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

RDR readers now have the chance to win prizes, including a 42-inch TV, just for letting the newspaper know how it’s doing. “We’re doing a readership survey to find out how people use the newspaper … and other advertising media,” said RDR...

Top Producers of 2011

January 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

1st Row – Ruth Wise, Gen Outland, Patty McClelland, Joyce Barger, Lety Lopez, Paula Grieves, Melodi Salas 2nd Row – Luis Najera, Kim Perry, Rebecca Gutierrez, Cheryle Pattison, Jean Brown, Linda Kirk, Shirley Childress, Penny Bevers, Roberta Hayes...

Valley hamlets to vote Mar. 6

January 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell is not the only locale that will be hosting a municipal election in March. Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur elections will all take place on Mar. 6. In Dexter, two council seats and one municipal judge position are slated to be on the March ballot....