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The Librarian in the Hat

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kate Keith of the Roswell Public Library reads from Dr. Suess, celebrating the upcoming birthday of the children’s author, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Roswell Tower on hit list

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell International Airport may lose its federally operated control tower if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders fail to avoid the budget sequestration by the end of Friday. Some 30 workers, from cleaners to Federal Aviation Administration air...

Senate OKs fee, wording change

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate voted 41-0 Tuesday to pass a bill, sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, that would reduce the cost for an exam to receive a high school equivalency diploma. SB 183 would replace the term “GED” with “High School Equivalency Diploma”...

Senate committee to hear fracking bill

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 2 p.m. today that would ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New Mexico. SB 547, sponsored by Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces, would amend the Oil and Gas Act to prohibit the practice...

RAC honors Larry Hansen’s service

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Hansen, seated, Jason Perry and Tom Jennings attend a dedication for a bench honoring John’s father, Larry Hansen at the Roswell Adult Center, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Family, friends and admirers of Larry Hansen gathered Wednesday at...

Ride ’em, cowboy!

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doc Dison of Las Cruces and his steer Blizzard acknowledge passers-by while promoting the Gold N’ Cash Roundup location at 1107 S. Main St.#, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Armed school staffers?

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state’s Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 8 a.m. today that would allow up to three school employees to carry a concealed handgun on school property. State law prohibits anyone from carrying guns on school property, except police...

RFD suspects arson in Mulberry fires

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Department investigators suspect arson in a recent spate of fires that have occurred along the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue. Fire Marshal Bill Wells said, “It’s no coincidence that we have had four structure fires in a one-block area...

Marshalls coming to Mall in fall

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell area shoppers should soon have a new national retail store and a tasty dessert shop to visit at the Roswell Mall. Plans are in place for the mega, off-price retailer Marshalls to open a 25,000-square-foot store next to Hobby Lobby in the fall mall...

60 attend Watch meeting

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than 60 members of Neighborhood Watch gathered to meet City Counselor Jason Perry, and Deputy Chiefs Brad McFadin and Philip Smith at Fulkerson Services, Thursday. The RPD Criminal Investigation Division’s Detective Albert Aldana joined the deputy...