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Progress in Little Bear fire efforts

June 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Considerable progress made along the southern end of the Little Bear fire contributed to yet another five percent increase in its containment Friday, as firefighters continue to build containment lines and cool off the fire front. The fire, 45 percent contained, remains about 38,000 acres, and has destroyed 224 residential structures and 10 outbuildings....

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Liquor license approved by CC

June 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The City Council gave its 7-3 approval to a request for a liquor license, to include wine and beer only, for Mi Cabana restaurant, 1622 S. Main St. The owner of Mi Cabana noted that the license would help his business, as many of his customers have asked if...

Elks, Girl Scouts celebrate Flag Day

June 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest present flags during the Elks Flag Day Ceremony at La Villa Assisted Living, Thursday morning. Mark Wilson Photo The Roswell Elks Lodge teamed up with Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to perform the annual Flag Day...

Little Bear fire 40 percent contained

June 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A burned SUV at a home located on Wolf Springs Loop near Ruidoso shows the devastation caused by a wildfire, Monday. AP Photo Containment of the Little Bear fire climbed to 40 percent after firefighters continued to make headway on eastern and southern...

Dexter woman charged with attempted second-degree murder

June 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office arrested Clairice Johnson, 31, on charges of attempted second-degree murder after a shooting in Dexter, Monday morning. The shooting followed a family dispute in the Lopez-Morley Road residence. The Criminal Complaint...

Club gets fetching facelift

June 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Home Builders Institute Electrical Wiring students from the Roswell Job Corps size up electrical outlets at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, Wednesday. The Job Corps will spend the next few weeks re-wiring, re-plumbing and re-painting areas of the club in...

Lizard escapes listing

June 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A lengthy and hard- fought battle over a lizard that can only be found in the shinery oak dunes of southeastern New Mexico and West Texas took a turn for the best Wednesday when federal officials decided against dubbing the reptile an endangered species. An...

Progress being made to contain fire

June 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Arizona’s Hopi 5 Hotshot Ian Nuvamsa, at left, watches as teammate Peterson Hubbard, cuts a burning stump while battling the Little Bear fire near Ruidoso, on Monday. AP Photo Firefighters continued to build on progress made earlier this week in suppression...

One dies in roll over

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Around 9:57 a.m. Monday, the New Mexico State Police, the Berrendo Fire Department and the Roswell Fire Department Rescue Unit responded to a roll over accident 50 miles north of Roswell on US 285. According to the NMSP’s investigating officer Sgt. Lawrence...

RFD no longer in Ruidoso

June 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department, who had been assisting with structure fires in Ruidoso, have been demobilized from the Little Bear fire. “We no longer have crews at the Little Bear fire,” said Roswell Fire Chief Chad Hamill. The problem, according to Hamill,...