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Adair wins county redistricting bid; conflict of interest?

July 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

In a 3-2 vote, and after about 30 minutes of heated debate, county commissioners voted Thursday during a special meeting to award the task of redistricting Chaves County Commission districts to state Sen. Rod Adair. County purchasing director Tammy Johnson said Adair, R-Roswell, owner of New Mexico Demographic Research in Roswell, submitted the lowest bid...

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Valley fire takes home, 73K acres

July 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Firefighters battling the Donaldson Fire work to keep the flames from homes in the Alamo Canyon near Hondo, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Donaldson Fire continues to threaten hundreds of homes after charing at least 72,650 acres, or more than...

Are you excited? Get excited!

July 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s 2011 UFO Festival is in full swing beginning this morning. After months of preparation, city officials and event organizers say they are ready to kick things off and begin the festivities with opening ceremonies at the UFO Museum and Research...

Winds shift; Valley blaze explodes

June 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Firefighters burn areas of land Wednesday in order to stop the spread of a wildfire in Lincoln County that scorched more than 43,000 acres. (Matt Arco Photo) Emergency officials announced evacuation orders for Alamo Canyon near Hondo Thursday just before 7...

Planes load slurry at RIAC

June 30, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Three C-130s flew in and out of the Roswell International Air Center this week to help battle fires across New Mexico. (Matt Arco Photo) Roswell International Air Center was a landing spot this week for military cargo planes specially designed for dropping...

All dirt, no rain

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Strong winds picked up dust east of Roswell Monday night as the sun set over the city. (Matthew Arco Photo) [/auth...

Cops will enforce ban

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Chaves County officials are again making a plea for residents to observe a fire ban in the county, which prohibits discharging any fireworks, just as law enforcement officials said Tuesday they plan to enforce the ban on the Fourth of July. Georgiana Hunt,...

UFO Fest adds Alien Wine event

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A new addition to this year’s UFO festivities will be the three-day Alien Wine Festival. Last-minute touches are being made to the UFO Festival as Roswell’s Pecos Flavors Winery prepares to host wineries from across the state. The Alien Wine...

Roswell man charged with criminal sexual penetration

June 28, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Police arrested Marcus Victor Ramirez, 37, at his home on the 300 block of East Summit Street on Saturday. He is charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor under the age of 13. The charges originated following an incident where the Roswell Police...

Fatal car accident claims boy, 2

June 28, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A 2-year-old boy died on Sunday, about 15 miles east of Roswell, after he was ejected from a car in a single-vehicle accident. According to the report, the New Mexico State Police were summoned to a one vehicle rollover with injuries, on Highway 380 near mile...