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Pilot program for local VA access in the works

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

If all goes according to plans discussed Friday in Albuquerque between U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., and Veterans Affairs administrators, a pilot program to allow veterans in Roswell and other Southeast New Mexico communities to see local doctors instead of commuting to Albuquerque or other larger cities should begin with the next few months. Pearce...

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Pioneer Bank: TV reports of hacked accounts inaccurate

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque erroneously reported on television and on its website Tuesday that customer accounts at Pioneer Bank had possibly been hacked, according to a released statement from the bank. KRQE reported this without verifying the accuracy of...

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Cosmicon returns to Roswell Mall Friday

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fans pause for a group-selfie during the 2014 Roswell Filmfest. This year’s Cosmicon kicks off on July 4 at the Roswell Mall and will feature out-of-this-world fun, including Garrett Wang of “Star Trek Voyager” fame and Dr. Who’s TARDIS. (Submitted...

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Planetarium to hold programs during fest

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Space. The final frontier. But you don’t have to book a flight on the USS Enterprise to experience the cosmos. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium opened Monday in preparation for the UFO Festival with daily programs from now until next Monday. The...

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Parks commissioners discuss bike trail improvements

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jane Batson, director of Embrace Inc., at left, and Tim Rogers, an expert in active transportation planning from Santa Fe, second from left, presented a slide show to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday explaining ways the city could improve the...

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Film Fest gives awards to local, int’l filmmakers

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The cast and crew of “We the People,” which won Best Picture and several other awards. The filmmaker, Adam Tomlinson, traveled from Toronto to shoot the film. (Christina Stock Photo)   Films appear seamless and beautiful to the audience but there is...

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Central American immigrants now at FLETC

July 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

This Saturday, June 21, Daily Record file photo shows workers erecting a fence around portable dorms at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of immigrants from Central America. (Mary Morgan Photo)...

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Burson, Zwaagstra take crowns

July 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Kori Zwaagstra, center, of Hobbs, was crowned Saturday as Mrs. New Mexico 2014 at the African-American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque. The other finalists were, from left, Sheri Miller, second runner-up; Kate Seidenberger, first runner up; Maria...

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Campbell’s disposition set for Wednesday

July 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The case disposition for accused Berrendo Middle School shooter Mason Campbell is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in district court. Disposition is the juvenile version of sentencing, and Judge Freddie Romero will decide Campbell’s sentencing after a hearing at...

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RPD searches for accident witnesses

July 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department is seeking anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle accident on Sunday, June 22, in which Lupe Hodge, 45, was injured and later succumbed to her injuries. Hodge was struck by a vehicle while she was walking in the roadway on...