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Little Bear: 42, 995 acres, 60%contained

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Little Bear fire caused the closure of State Highway 48 near Alto, June 9. Mark Wilson Photo Firefighters continued successful burnout operations along the west side of the Little Bear fire, which as of Thursday had consumed 42,995 acres and was 60 percent contained. Rico Smith, fire information officer, said firefighters throughout the week [&hellip...

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‘Hot enough for ya?’

June 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A dragonfly rests on a branch during the morning hours at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Icon Cinemas to unveil 10-screen July 19

June 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (5)

Construction is under way at the new Icon Cinemas, 900 W. Hobbs St., set to open July 19. The cinema will feasture 10 state-of-the-art screen, surround-sound speakers and leather seating. Rey Berrones Photo After more than two years of planning and six months...

New and improved

June 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Workers from Play Solutions out of Albuquerque install playground equipment at the new Missouri Avenue Elementary School, which is nearing completion, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Ready for some Sci- Fi fun?

June 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Cosmic-Con and Sci-Fi Film Festival lifts off this week with a bundle of fun, otherworldly events. While most of the activities are held Friday through Sunday, you can get things started tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Cosmic WINED-up Party at...

Bringing the Zoo to You

June 21, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A California king snake from the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque is introduced to children and adults at the Roswell Public Library as part of the Zoo to You program, Wednesday. Zoo to You travels the state with a variety of exotic animals, educating along the...

ENMMC hosts Healthy Woman

June 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brianna Bell, left, Fabiola Sierra, Alyssa Romero and Mariah Stewart in the back, pose for goofy pictures in a photo booth operated by Monkeyshines during the Healthy Woman 8th annual anniversary event at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, Tuesday...

‘But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun’

June 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sunflowers grow wild along the side of East Pine Lodge Road near Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

242 homes, 39K acres, 60% contained

June 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mark Stambaugh, owner of Angus Firewood, surveys the charred debris left after his business fell victim to the Little Bear fire near Ruidoso, on June 11. AP Photo The Little Bear fire stands as the most destructive fire to homeowners in New Mexico history,...

Weather conditions helping tame Little Bear fire

June 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signs a New Testament for Frankie Pirelli, left, a Firefighters for Christ volunteer. Firefighters say they are continuing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to battle a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has...