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Fierce heat causes local power outages

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An extreme high temperature of 109 degrees that baked Roswell Wednesday caused a few likely overheated Xcel Energy customers to overload the system and lose power. “With the heat and with the load, it caused some equipment failures,” said Xcel Energy spokesman Troy Foos. “It was all the fuses and breakers that began to be [&hellip...

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‘Healthy’ local kids earn most governor medals in state

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Independent School District third-graders earned the most Healthy Kids Challenge medals in New Mexico last school year, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. Of the 580 children who successfully completed the Centennial Healthy Kids 5-2-1-0...

Roswell Mall gets Chic addition

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kathy Sweeney (right) and daughter Jaycee Sweeney prepare Wednesday for the opening weekend of the new children’s clothing store, Chic and Sweet Boutique. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) In classy, small boutique style, Chic and Sweet Boutique opens today to provide...

Animal adoption event to be held Saturday

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Animal Welfare Alliance will hold an Animal Adoption Event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Tractor Supply, 5000 N. Main St. Sammye Leflar-Bohnstehn said the AWA will have a number of dogs and puppies available. The only cost for adoption...

Arts camp encourages creativity

June 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Youngsters get a kick out of a karate class during the 10th annual Grace Fine Arts Camp at Grace Community Church, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Music is in the air this week at Grace Community Church as its Fine Arts Camp celebrates a decade of fostering...

Search for new judge continues

June 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The selection process for a replacement for magistrate judge, District 2, continues. Unlike the nomination of district judge, with a panel to interview the candidates and make recommendations to Gov. Susana Martinez, the office of magistrate judge is strictly...

UFO fest promises wild ‘family fun’

June 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Organizers for this year’s UFO Festival on July 5-7 finalized the event schedule Tuesday, revealing several family-friendly and thrilling alien-related events. “It’s going to be pretty wild, I guarantee you,” said Dusty Huckabee, director of...

Adopt a Soldier marches on

June 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Boxes covered with children’s drawings and bright colors are lowered in nets from helicopters over Afghanistan. The soldiers point up and they know: Those are Vargas’ packages, they say. Nicole Vargas pulls resources to send soldiers care packages through...

Super Moon a super beauty

June 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The “Super Moon” rises Sunday evening over Roswell. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Domino effect car wreck

June 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An accident at the intersection of East Second and North Main streets, around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, had quite literally a knock-on effect. A vehicle driven by 61-year-old Jose Medina was traveling southbound on Main Street when it ran the red light. The driver...