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Independence dance

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Monica Lysak and her brother Raymon Amaya perform a traditional dance during the Piñatafest held this weekend in downtown Roswell. Piñatafest is a cultural celebration that coincides with the day celebrating Mexico’s independence from Spain, Sept. 16. (Christina Stock Photo)...

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Board to cover adult businesses, marijuana

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County commissioners are scheduled this week to tackle the hot-button issues of sex and drugs — although they are not expected to address rock ‘n’ roll or the provocative hip gyrations of Elvis Presley. The five Republican commissioners are...

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2 Carlsbad middle schoolers charged with bomb threats

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two Carlsbad middle school students have been arrested on charges of making false bomb threats at their school last week. All students and personnel were evacuated from P.R. Leyva Middle School on Thursday and Friday due to bomb threats, stated a news release...

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Elks golf outing raises 39K for vets

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Veterans Honor Guard presents colors before Saturday’s third annual New Mexico Elks Wounded Warrior Project Charity Golf Tournament hosted by New Mexico Military Institute. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)   The third annual New Mexico Elks Wounded Warrior...

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Dexter man killed in rollover crash

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Dexter man was killed at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash near Hagerman Friday night. State police said Jrefugio Hernandez-Valdivia, 46, was ejected from his westbound car when it went off State Road 2 and struck a wooden post near mile-post 19...

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Students recognized for new RISD lapel pin design

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Three Mountain View Middle School students were recognized during Tuesday’s school board meeting for their contributions to a new lapel pin design for the school district. The new lapel pin incorporates artistic ideas from all three of the students. From...

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Business After Hours honors military personnel

September 14, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doug Wieser, senior vice president of Cattle Baron Inc., welcomed the Roswell Red Coats to make a presentation at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Cattle Baron Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Roswell on Thursday. The event started with...

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The rain on Main

September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

North Main Street was a lake Friday morning as rain fell in southeastern New Mexico. Chaves County was not included in the National Weather Service flash flood watches; however, Eddy and Lea counties were warned to watch for flooding. Today’s high is...

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County experiences glitch in payroll system

September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A glitch last week in the electronic payroll system for Chaves County employees caused some employees to experience overcharge fees from their banks, although county leaders said this week they have managed the problem so that no county employees will bear...

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City Council meetings to begin an hour earlier; New city manager attends first City Council meeting

September 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell City Council meetings will begin at 6 p.m. from now on — a full hour earlier — after the councilors voted to change their starting time following a brief public hearing on Thursday night. “Now this doesn’t mean we have more time,” joked...