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Longtime Lincoln County journalist Hammond dies

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lincoln County News owner Lilah “Ruth” Hammond, 78, of Carrizozo, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 4. (Courtesy Photo)   Lilah “Ruth” Hammond of Carrizozo, 78, owner of the Lincoln County News, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 4. Hammond was born March 9, 1936, outside of Little Rock, Ark., to the late [&hellip...

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18-year-old man reported missing

September 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

An 18-year-old Roswell resident has gone missing and police are asking for help in locating him. Jorge Garcia was last seen one week ago, on Sept. 3, by his grandfather at the house the two share in the 800 block of East Bland Street. The two had an argument...

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Parks director: Public opinion split on fate of Yucca Center

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tim Williams, left, Roswell’s director of parks and recreation, discusses the Yucca Recreation Center with the Roswell Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, while Kiwanian Abel Esquibel, at right, listens. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Residents attending the recent...

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City Council approves Polasek as new city manager

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The City Council approved hiring Steven Polasek, the city manager of Keller, Texas, to be the next Roswell city manager. “I am very humbled and honored to be selected to be the next city manager for the city of Roswell,” Polasek said Tuesday night...

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Duffey surpasses 10K in campaign funds

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Following the lead of the Chaves County Republican Party, the Democratic Party of Chaves County has chipped in for the only contested race for a county office on the Nov. 4 general election ballots, although Republican Commissioner James Duffey continues to...

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Mold remediation underway at fire station after weekend away

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters moved back into Fire Station One on Monday after mold experts had a chance to examine the building, Deputy Fire Chief Devin Graham said on Monday. Officials discovered mold growing in the fire station, which is located downtown on South...

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NMMI names outstanding cadets

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Military Institute Commandant of Cadets, Brigadier Gen. Richard V. Geraci, has named the outstanding cadets for the month of September who will represent NMMI in the Roswell community. In naming the cadets, Geraci made special mention of their...

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City’s Rotary clubs award $14,500 to local charities

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s three Rotary clubs awarded $14,500 to seven local charities during a Tuesday afternoon ceremony at Desert Sun Motors. The money represents the balance of the $34,500 total raised by the 2014 Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic after a $20,000 award to...

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Cowboy Mounted Shooting returns to Roswell

September 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cowboy Mounted Shooting will be returning to the Bob Crosby Arena at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds for the ninth annual Chisum Shootout on Sept 12, 13, 14, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a family-oriented sport that can be enjoyed by...

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Ready to ride

September 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The carousel at the Spring River Park and Zoo stands ready for riders on Sunday in Roswell. Spring River Park and Zoo is the only free zoo in New Mexico, and the historic wooden carousel was donated to the city in the 1970s. The rare carousel is one of about...