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Thefts of water meter vault covers pose safety hazards

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A water meter vault missing its cover is barricaded by Saint Peter Hall at Saint Peter Church on the 100 block of East Deming Street. (Tess Townsend Photo) The City of Roswell Utility Department has reported that several water meter vault covers have been stolen over the past year. The thefts violate federal law and pose [&hellip...

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When there’s ice or snow, drive slow

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Saturday, the New Mexico Highway Department closed Hwy. 285 between Roswell and Vaughn. Buddy Dickman of Remco Towing said his company was on call in Chaves County. “We had three trucks running and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., we towed 11 vehicles — 10...

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Daughter prays for return of mother’s ashes

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Debra Calderon stands with her son on Monday. Her mother’s ashes were stolen from her sister’s minivan last week. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Deborah Calderon hopes police can confirm if they have recovered her mother’s ashes that were stolen from a...

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P&Z Committee to consider medical pot shop ban today

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city’s Planning and Zoning Committee will consider recommending changes today to a city ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. If approved, the change would be forwarded to City Council for approval Thursday. Staff...

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RPD hopes to start 2014 fully staffed

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith announced during the Police Committee meeting Monday that the RPD hopes to have full staff in place by January. Currently, the police have 11 openings, However, there are five officers who should start within the next 30 days,...

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Arrest made Friday in assault case

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dustin Williams. Dustin Williams, 25, was arrested by the Roswell Police Department, Friday, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, two counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, two counts of...

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Icy weather causes road closures, car wrecks

December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cold and icy conditions along U.S. 285 made for hazardous driving conditions north of Roswell, early Saturday afternoon. The highway was later closed at 4:48 p.m. from mile marker 114 to Vaughn. New Mexico State Police had investigated eight car accidents in...

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Get to know the Santa of Roswell Mall

December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

J.J. Harris, 4, receives a hug from Santa, Saturday, at the Roswell Mall. He excitedly ran up to Santa to ask for a special present: a Thomas the Tank Engine set. Harris said he plans to leave strawberry milk and strawberry cupcakes out for Santa on Christmas...

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Perry announces bid for re-election

December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilor Jason Perry (R-Ward 4), his family and a number of supporters braved the cold, rainy weather, Saturday, to meet on the west steps of City Hall, where Perry announced his bid for re-election in the 2014 election. Among those who faced the 19...

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Hernandez helps students find life lessons in music

December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jose Luis Hernandez is one of the founding fathers of S.O.Y Mariachi. (Jessica Palmer Photo) José Luis Hernandez is the soul of patience. He waited patiently as this reporter finished writing a quote. It is this is the same patience he uses when he instructs...