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Light rainfall makes big difference for Bitter Lake

September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge biologist Jeff Sanchez moves water from one wetland to another, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer A little rain goes a long way in exceptional drought conditions. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge reported Tuesday that it received nearly three-quarters of an inch of rainfall over the...

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The Roswell Refuge goal: Help victims make it on their own

September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Perhaps best known for its shelter, The Roswell Refuge provides...

Task force studies mental health needs

September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In March, the state Legislature passed House Joint Memorial 17, requesting the Interagency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative and member stakeholders to study the needs of people with mental health disorders in crisis. The Memorial Task Force will...

Olson assists with guidelines

September 7, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A Roswell law firm has a hand in the redistricting process for the fourth time. Richard Olson, a partner at Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin LLP, was one of three lawyers who delivered the guidelines for redistricting at the legislative special session...

Sand dune lizard workshop, Thursday

September 7, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are slated to meet with the Chaves County Commission about the sand dune lizard this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Chaves County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place. The public is encouraged to attend the workshop,...

Pops Concert draws crowd

September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Nearly 500 people attended Roswell Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Concert, on Labor Day. The parking lot was so full that cars stretched into College Boulevard on both sides of the road. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The sun smiled down upon the Roswell Symphony...

Police chief named interim secretary of Corrections

September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Alfono Solis Roswell’s police chief was named as New Mexico interim secretary of Corrections after Lupe Martinez resigned Friday. Martinez, 50, held the position for eight months and was the first woman to lead the state prison system. Sen. Tim Jennings,...

Stabbing was a random act

September 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis elaborated, Monday, on the information received late Friday about the attempted murder at Goddard High School. He said that the stabbing of a fellow student by Britanny Russell, 17, appears to have been a random act and the...

Bottomless Bubble Fest in full swing at Lea Lake

September 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mike Quinn of Albuquerque prepares for another scuba dive during Bubble Fest, Saturday, at Bottomless Lakes State Park. (Mark Wilson Photo) Scuba divers are scanning the bottom of a “bottomless” lake, not so much to dispel the myth that there is no...

Local lawmakers comment on session

September 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Although redistricting is at the forefront of the agenda for the Sept. 6 legislative special session, Gov. Susana Martinez has placed nine additional items up for consideration. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, expressed his interest in seeing the suggested...