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UFO Fest to get $50K

April 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

With only two months left to stage Roswell’s biggest annual event, MainStreet Roswell has stepped forward as the entity that will coordinate the 2012 UFO Festival. The City Council voted unanimously to give MainStreet Roswell $50,000 to host the UFO Festival during a meeting at City Hall, Thursday. Lodger’s Tax funds in the amount of [&hellip...

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Skandera visits Sierra’s Career Day

April 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Secretary of Education designate Hanna Skandera fields questions during Sierra Middle School’s Career Day, Thursday. (Charles Fischer Photo) Sierra Middle School hosted its third annual Career Day, Thursday. Representatives from 67 occupations...

Xcor rolls back to Mojave

April 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Xcor Aerospace wrap-ped up a nearly week-long visit to Roswell, Thursday, with a sendoff ceremony outside the Roswell Museum and Art Center, ready to roll to Mojave, Calif., today on a modified motorcycle the company is using to test aviation technologies....

College Blvd. extension opens Friday

April 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The intersection of Sycamore Avenue and College Boulevard will become a four-way stop today in advance of the opening of the extension of College west to the Relief Route on Friday. Motorists should expect minor lane closures and slow equipment that will be...

Carnella and Abby share a true-blue friendship at Casa Maria

April 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Abby Gonzalez, 5, and Carnella McKinney spend some time at Casa Maria Health Care Center, Wednesday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) An unlikely yet true-blue friendship has sparked a mixture of curious awe and heartwarming emotions from workers and residents alike at...

BLM discusses lizard, chicken

April 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

With their fate on the endangered species list lingering, the dunes sagebrush lizard and the lesser prairie chicken made their way to the forefront of the Pecos District Resource Advisory Council’s meeting in Roswell Wednesday. The 10-member RAC advises the...

3-vehicle accident

April 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A three-vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Second Street and Virginia Avenue around 3 p.m., Tuesday. A four-door black Toyota traveling west on Second Street allegedly ran a red light, striking another vehicle, which then hit a third vehicle. There...

Lisa Riley seeks GOP nod for 5th Judicial District bench

April 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Judge Lisa Riley, the first Republican woman to serve on the bench in the 5th Judicial District, says she is seeking the GOP nomination for the position of 5th Judicial District Court judge, Division 9, in the June 5 primary. The district encompasses...

RPD fills 8 slots; 17 positions still vacant

April 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Eight entry-level officer positions have been filled at the Roswell Police Department, rendering the total number of officers down to 17 from the normal complement of 96. Additionally, 11 officers are undergoing the hiring process, according to Police Chief...

Aviation R&D company Xcor considers city as possible home

April 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Xcor representatives Loretta Jackson, Mike Valent and Dan DeLong brought a motorcycle which the company is testing for aviation technologies to Goddard High School, Tuesday. (Noah Vernau Photo) A private aviation company from California is visiting...