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Rains improve situation at wildlife refuge

October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The first of the sandhill cranes are making their annual visit to Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. “They’re already here. During Wednesday’s count, we have 532 so far,” said wildlife biologist Jeff Sanchez. Not only that, but they are coming back to a healthy environment despite concerns over low water levels after this summer’s drought....

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Animals get top dollar at fair auction

October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Brennan Vaz, 12, is shown as he auctions his heifer Alaska during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Saturday. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) All good things must come to an end, but the end is made all the more bearable when it comes with...

Jazz events entertain, educate

October 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Drummers Ricky Malichi, right, Chuck Redd and Akira Tana lay down some mean chops during the School of Jazz free seminar at Ginsberg Music, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) From playing at the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s block party to jazz seminars at...

Jazz Festival gets under way

October 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Musicians jam Friday afternoon at the courthouse during the sixth annual Roswell Jazz Festival Kick-Off Concert. (Mark Wilson Photo) Although the jazz and the fall breeze were cool, the sixth annual Roswell Jazz Festival kicked off with a warm New Mexico...

Carolyn Cronk receives fragment of Hebrew scroll

October 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Carolyn Cronk holds a framed piece of a Hebrew scroll. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Carolyn Cronk keeps a valuable piece of Jewish history, and the story of how she came to have it has as many twists and turns as her life. Originally from Texas, Cronk grew up and...

United Way campaign ahead of 2010 numbers

October 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Roughly seven weeks into its annual fundraising campaign, the United Way of Chaves County has already surpassed the amount it raised at this time during last year’s campaign. The campaign, which kicked off Aug. 15, has raised 13.84 percent, or $79,579, of...

Veterans cemetery gets closer to reality

October 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The dream of Roswell’s own veterans cemetery is almost a reality — and fairgoers have an opportunity to be a part of the city’s monumental addition. Vietnam veteran Bert Eldridge has been vying for a local veterans cemetery for more than a year. His...

Brock, Sweeney take Barnyard Champ

October 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

From left, The Cochin cross cockrel and frizzle cross pullet that won Grand Champion at the ENMSF Barnyard judging. (Julia Bergman Photo) Roswell was well represented Friday evening at the 2011 Eastern New Mexico State Fair Barnyard judging. The Grand...

Police arrest, charge Candelaria

October 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Steven Candelaria, 27, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, Wednesday, after running over a man with his truck. The act was deliberate and resulted from an argument. The victim, Preston Washington, went to confront the subject about...

State’s Van of Enchantment brings Route 66 exhibit to Roswell

October 7, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Van of Enchantment rolled into Roswell for a day Thursday, giving visitors a chance to visit the only traveling museum in the state. (Mark Wilson Photo) A mobile museum of the New Mexico state museum system, which was ranked sixth on the list of “True...