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Prepping for winter

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This squirrel is doing what squirrels do best. He raided a birdfeeder and decided that the cat castle gave the best vantage point of his surroundings. Right now he is packing on the pounds, or in this case ounces, in preparation for winter. (Jessica Palmer Photo) [/auth...

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Montoya pleads not guilty

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mario Montoya, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence and felon in possession of a firearm in 5th District Court, Monday morning. The charges stem from the alleged revenge killing of Jericole Coleman, 21, on...

Unity Center future possibilites examined

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Buildings and Lands Committee will examine three possibilities concerning the building located at 1500 W. College Blvd., which most recently housed the Unity Center, according to City Councilor Jason Perry, who is chair of the committee. These three...

ENMU-R studies dental hygiene in unique way

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, ENMU-R Dental Hygiene students Bonnie Ledden, Meliza Trevino and Theresa Ulibarri stand in front of their table clinic as part of the school’s Global Dental Health Awareness Campaign. (Julia Bergman photo) Nine Eastern New Mexico University...

Gottlieb to retire at the end of school year

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After 31 years of employment at the Roswell Independent School District, eight of which serving as superintendent, Michael Gottlieb will be retiring at the end of this school year. Gottlieb’s retirement will be effective June 30, 2012. While he is uncertain...

Sheriff injured in three-vehicle accident

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Hamman, 23, was injured around 9 a.m. Monday when his marked Chaves County Sheriff Unit 2006 Chevy Impala was involved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Barkly Road and Highway 285. Hamman was...

Potters Guild Art Sale

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Aria Finch arranges her booth for the Pecos Valley Potters Guild 30th annual Art Sale, Friday morning, preparing for the weekend show that runs through today at the Roswell Convention Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Rehab Center may be razed (after the asbestos is gone)

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

The former New Mexico Rehabilitation Center, 31 Gail Harris Road, now faces potential demolition. According to Timothy Korte, public information officer for the General Services Property Control Division, “The Roswell site is among a handful of state...

Roswell DAR celebrates centennial year in style

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jill Marcelli serves tea during the New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Celebration held at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A local group of women have upheld the ideals of their...

Saturday parade honors veterans

November 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Girl Scouts from Troop 31 watch the Roswell Veterans Day Parade, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) More spectators than ever before lined both sides of Main Street for a Veterans Day parade, Saturday morning. This year’s theme was soldiers who enlisted...