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Changes, new ideas can help encourage animal adoptions

December 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Changes, new ideas can help encourage animal adoptions

A public hearing on the proposed amended animal shelter ordinance is scheduled for the City Council meeting on Thursday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall. Beginning this past summer, the City of Roswell’s animal shelter expanded its hours of operation to make it more convenient for individuals to adopt dogs and cats [&hellip...

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Small miracles on 2nd Street

December 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Small miracles on 2nd Street

Presli Bornemann, 5, tells Santa what she wants for Christmas Saturday at Roswell Nissan, 2111 W. Second St. There was no charge for children to visit with Santa and each child got a free toy. For $5, the child could be photographed with Santa. All proceeds...

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Roswell resident celebrates 102 glorious years

December 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Roswell resident celebrates 102 glorious years

Anna May Belt celebrated her 102tn birthday Friday at Sunset Villa in Roswell. Although she is the same age as the state of New Mexico, Anna May was born in Pennsylvania. In 1945, Anna May moved to Clovis, then on to Roswell in 1953. (Max Scally Photo)...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Above: A motorcyclist speeds past an obviously envious Santa during Saturday’s Electric Light Parade in Roswell.  Below: Hot air balloon gondolas light up the night during the Electric Light Parade on Saturday in Roswell. Hundreds turned out to watch the...

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Keeping your Christmas season safe and secure

December 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Keeping your Christmas season safe and secure

Submitted by RPD   As many people are out and about getting their holiday shopping done, the Roswell Police Department reminds everyone there are also thieves out there doing their own shopping — that is, shopping for the easiest targets from whom to...

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Childress fondly recalls military career

December 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Childress fondly recalls military career

Former Brig. Gen. Jerry Childress points to a 90-mm twin-barrel “duster” M41 tank on display at the National Guard armory. Childress commanded 64 of these tanks, which shot 240 rounds per minute, while he served in Korea and Vietnam. “They would dust...

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All spruced up for the Open House

December 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on All spruced up for the Open House

Members of the Morning Garden Club decorate the Historical Society of Southeastern New Mexico museum for its annual Christmas Open House. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. today at 200 N. Lea Ave. From left, Deana Bozarth, Alma Starkey, Jan Dunnahoo, Ponda...

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Reindeer runners

December 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Reindeer runners

Above: Santa Claus gets off to a good start Saturday in the 30th annual Rio Pecos Medical Reindeer Run. The event, which consisted of a 10K run, a 2-mile run and 2-mile walk, started and ended at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The course wound its...

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Mikayla meets Santa

December 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Mikayla meets Santa

Mikayla Delgado receives a hug from Santa while her father, Angel Delgado, looks on during Saturday’s Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico’s Breakfast with Santa. This is the eighth year for the event, and the second year that the breakfast...

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Supreme Court to decide dairy hearing fight

December 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Supreme Court to decide dairy hearing fight

A legal move by an environmental group to have a dairy rule-making hearing held in Santa Fe rather than Roswell has sparked a political fight between environmentalists and some local members of the emerging Republican majority in the New Mexico House of...