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Former prosecutor Janet Ellis seeks GOP nod for DA post

January 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Janet Ellis Janet Ellis, who served as a prosecutor under former District Attorney Tom Rutledge, is seeking the Republican nomination for district attorney in the 5th Judicial District. This district includes Chaves, Eddy and Lea counties. Janetta Hicks currently holds the position. Before going to school, Ellis worked for a telephone company for many...

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Roswell teen chronicles bullying experience in new book

January 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Brandy Dolen (Vanessa Kahin Photo) A Roswell native chronicles years of torment and its subsequent, damaging effects on her mind and body in her recent book, “What Really Happens.” It isn’t fiction — the effects of the real-life bullies described in...

Muni election filing day 1/10

January 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

The day to file a declaration of candidacy for Roswell’s regular municipal election is fast approaching. The city has six positions slated to be on its March 6 ballot. These positions include municipal judge and five City Council seats. Those wanting to run...

Henderson seeks re-election to Ward II City Council seat

January 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

(Steve Henderson) Councilor Steve Henderson has served two concurrent terms in the Roswell City Council and says he’s seeking election for his Ward II seat during the municipal election in March. Henderson was first elected to the council in the...

Pfc. Christopher Clay home on leave

January 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Pfc. Christopher Clay receives a hug from his mom Evelyn Clay upon his arrival to the Roswell International Air Center, Wednesday morning. Clay, on leave from his deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has two weeks at home to rest and visit with family and...

NEA inducts Waldrip into State Hall of Fame

January 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

For Suzie Waldrip, the road to becoming a revered educator meant having an openness to receiving lessons, even from unlikely sources. Waldrip was a 2011 National Education Association State Hall of Fame inductee. Six educators from throughout New Mexico were...

Is it spring yet

January 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Sunny blue skies shine down on tall grass growing wild at Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

$1,800 in copper is stolen

January 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

An unknown subject made off with $1,800 worth of copper wire from a light pole at the Wool Bowl, 1800 N. Grand Ave., according to a Roswell Police Department incident report. The property belongs to the Roswell Independent School District. On Dec. 30, police...

Roswell Chamber rings in new year to benefit United Way

January 3, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Many came to the first Roswell New Year’s Eve Gala to support the United Way of Chaves County. The evening included live entertainment, dancing, gambling tables and food catered by Chef Mariano of Roswell Regional Hospital. (Rey Berrones photo) [/auth...

Remembering Christopher

January 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier program recruited the help of several community members as well as local businesses to make a reception for the family of Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Martinez, 29, who passed away Dec. 24, in Warner Robins, Ga. The reception...