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Roswell Tower survives, for now

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended its threat to close the Roswell Tower. Military and general avaition flights continued regular operations, Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Roswell International Air Center’s air traffic control tower will remain open for the near future and commercial flights will continue, Federal Aviation...

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Tabled bill stays in committee

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An effort by a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives to bring a tabled driver’s license bill out of committee and onto the House floor failed Wednesday after a tie vote. Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, requested a “call of the house” for...

Jury acquits Terry Haley

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury acquitted Terry Haley on the charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and enticement of a child. The accusation stemmed from an incident that took place on Feb. 12, 2010, where Haley allegedly...

It could still snow, y’know

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Trees around town are beginning to bloom, Tuesday, as springtime approaches. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Panel tables license ID bill

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to table a bill sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, that would have required more identity verification of driver’s license applicants. SB521 would have required a Social Security number...

Character Counts! honors teachers

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Keynote speaker Lana Kite of the Roswell Job Corps and Tim Fuller attend the Teachers of Character Awards Program 2013, Tuesday evening, at the Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) Character Counts! in Chaves County honored Tuesday more than 90 area educators...

Mayor proclaims Desk & Derrick Month

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Del Jurney presents Desk and Derrick Club president Robbie Powell a proclamation declaring March as Desk and Derrick Awareness Month, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Members of Roswell’s Desk and Derrick Club were treated to a mayoral proclamation...

Haley trial gets under way

March 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Terry Haley trial began on Tuesday. Haley is charged with criminal sexual penetration of minor under the age under the age of 13 and enticement of a child. CSP of a child under the age of 13 is a first-degree felony; enticement of child is a misdemeanor....

A kiss for good grades

March 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Katie Dollahon, 2nd grade teacher at Missouri Avenue Elementary, kisses a 2-week-old calf as a way to reward students’ improved reading performances during an Accelerated Reading Party, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Driver’s licenses may need more ID’s to get

March 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Public Affairs Committee is scheduled at 2 p.m. today to hear a bill sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, that would require more identity verification for driver’s license applicants. SB 521 would require, as of July 1, a Social...