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Consensus presents city’s Master Plan

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Representatives from Consensus Planning Inc., a consulting firm based in Albuquerque, presented the Downtown Master Plan they created for the city, to a packed room in the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the master plan is to provide guidance to the city to ensure the economic strength of Roswell’s MainStreet [&hellip...

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Peachtree thanks veterans at dinner

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Military Institute commandant Brig. Gen. Richard V. Geraci greets residents and guests of Peachtree Retirement Village attending the Veterans Thank You For Our Freedom Dinner, Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The parallel between past and...

Johnny needs groceries for Turkey Day feast

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Johnny Gonzales, founder of the Community Volunteer Program, is seeking public assistance for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is scheduled to take place on Nov. 24, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 N. Montana Ave. “We usually feed up to 800 people and...

Mayoral proclamation notes American Education Week

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mayor Del Jurney officially announced the week of Nov. 13 through Nov. 18 as “American Education Week,” Tuesday afternoon. Eva Gomez, Roswell Education Association president, and Mike Kakuska, Roswell Independent School District’s assistant...

Prepping for winter

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This squirrel is doing what squirrels do best. He raided a birdfeeder and decided that the cat castle gave the best vantage point of his surroundings. Right now he is packing on the pounds, or in this case ounces, in preparation for winter. (Jessica Palmer...

Montoya pleads not guilty

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mario Montoya, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence and felon in possession of a firearm in 5th District Court, Monday morning. The charges stem from the alleged revenge killing of Jericole Coleman, 21, on...

Unity Center future possibilites examined

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Buildings and Lands Committee will examine three possibilities concerning the building located at 1500 W. College Blvd., which most recently housed the Unity Center, according to City Councilor Jason Perry, who is chair of the committee. These three...

ENMU-R studies dental hygiene in unique way

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, ENMU-R Dental Hygiene students Bonnie Ledden, Meliza Trevino and Theresa Ulibarri stand in front of their table clinic as part of the school’s Global Dental Health Awareness Campaign. (Julia Bergman photo) Nine Eastern New Mexico University...

Gottlieb to retire at the end of school year

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

After 31 years of employment at the Roswell Independent School District, eight of which serving as superintendent, Michael Gottlieb will be retiring at the end of this school year. Gottlieb’s retirement will be effective June 30, 2012. While he is uncertain...

Sheriff injured in three-vehicle accident

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Hamman, 23, was injured around 9 a.m. Monday when his marked Chaves County Sheriff Unit 2006 Chevy Impala was involved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Barkly Road and Highway 285. Hamman was...