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Baldwin boasts banner year

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In one year, Dean Baldwin Painting has seen its employees, payroll and work double. The company’s newest endeavor will be servicing 10 airplanes at a time, starting in December. The company, a family-owned business with a 163,000-square-foot plant that includes six paint bays, projects yearly revenues of more $12 million for 2011. According to Jim...

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Council holds redistricting workshop

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

While redistricting took center stage at the Roundhouse this past special legislative session, it also has a significant impact on the Roswell City Council. Councilors met with Sterling Fluharty, owner and project manager at Southwest Political Services, to...

Senate hopeful John Sanchez speaks to area dairy producers

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaks with the New Mexico Landmen’s Association, Friday, at the Roswell Elks Lodge No. 969. (Mark Wilson Photo) In an offset room at the Roswell Country Club, with a picturesque view of the 16-acre lake, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, R-N.M.,...

Dropped phone helps locate suspect

November 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Joseph Ortiz, 36, was arrested after he dropped his cell phone at the scene of the crime. The arrest stems from a burglary that occurred on Sunday in the 1300 block of Sunset Place. According to the incident report, the victim arrived home to find the front...

Commission OKs zoning changes

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Ignoring a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation for denial, the Chaves County Commission unanimously approved zoning changes from agricultural to commercial and from agricultural to mixed use residential for properties west of Southeast Main...

Will Monterrey make ‘Guinness’?

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

First-graders at Monterrey Elementary School compete in the sport of speed stacking, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Monterrey Elementary School may soon be named in “Guinness World Records.” In an attempt to join a worldwide effort to break a record,...

Incoming! MESA students build trebuchets

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Goddard High School MESA students compete in the Trebuchet Project by hurling pumpkins, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Goddard High School students obliterated pumpkins at the school, Thursday, all in the name of science. Students involved in the...

Romero dismisses Montoya case

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Agreeing with the defense that the prosecution “failed in its burden of proof” and did not place the defendant at the scene of the killing, 5th District Court Judge Freddie Romero dismissed the case of the State of New Mexico versus Frank Montoya,...

Tommy Peña gets 40 years on 8 fed counts

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

A Roswell man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces to a total of 40 years imprisonment for his conviction on eight federal offenses stemming from a carjacking and drive-by shooting in Roswell in April 2010. Tommy Peña, 26, was...

Judge Loy seeks re-election

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Municipal Judge Larry G. Loy announced his intent this month to run for re-election. Municipal judge candidates and five City Council seats will be on the ballot in the March city election. In a letter regarding his re-election, Loy listed several...