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Redistricting meetings this week

November 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City The Roswell City Council will hold its second redistricting workshop Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall conference room, 425 N. Richardson Ave. Sterling Fluharty, owner and project manager at Southwest Political Services, will present several mapping concepts to the councilors. The public is invited to attend and is welcome to bring redistricting...

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Christmas festivities at the Roswell Mall: Sweet Leilani’s

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Sweet Leilani’s entertain holiday shoppers who were on hand at the Roswell Mall Friday morning to greet Santa Claus and say aloha. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Christmas festivities at the Roswell Mall: Jolly Old Elf

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Santa Claus is greeted by his young fans upon arriving at the Roswell Mall, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Shoppers turn out early for bargains

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Efrain Soto Jr. and Stephanie Munoz check texts while waiting with other early Christmas shoppers in front of Target Thursday night for the midnight opening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Electronics were the hot ticket item at Black Friday sales throughout Roswell....

Ann Haile Carson weaves garments, furniture, dreams

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Ann Haile Carson at her loom. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Artist and weaver of dreams, Ann Haile Carson came back to live in Roswell three-and-a-half years ago, but her ties to the community go back generations. Carson’s grandmother, Allie. J. Werner, was one of...

Low Rider Toy Drive returns

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Once a local, well-known, toy-giving institution, the Felipe Low Rider Toy Drive was in hiatus for a few years. But organizer Felipe Rodriguez is planning a strong comeback. “(The toy drive) was big a few years back,” said Rodriguez, recalling the days...

Engine trouble sparks 2-alarm fire

November 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Engine trouble caused a two-alarm fire in the county, Thursday night. According to the New Mexico State Police, the call came in around 9:45 p.m. from a motorist on U.S. 70 near mile marker 357 close to the county line. The driver of a semi-truck reported...

Good Samaritans make day special

November 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Good eats and great company at the Sale Barn Café, Thursday. (Jessica Palmer Photo) [/auth...

Holly-Day Magic shares the wealth with Police Athletic League

November 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left: The Holly-Day Magic committee, Nancy Forrest, Trina Padilla, Debora Lucas and Joyce Tucker. Foreground, PAL representative, Officer Travis Holley. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The Police Athletic League received $5,000, Tuesday, from the proceeds raised...

Good Samaritans make day special

November 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A fraction of the hundreds who attended Johnny Gonzales’ annual Turkey Day feast at Veterans Memorial Hall, Thursday. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Between 450 and 750 people attended the Roswell Community Volunteer Program’s Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday. So...