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High winds cause wrecks, power outage

December 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Extremely high winds severely reduce visibility along East Crossroads near U.S. 285. Mark Wilson Photos Heavy winds Wednesday took a toll on Chaves County. Wind speeds approached 60 mph in some areas, which impacted driving conditions throughout the day. State Road 2 was closed for several hours starting at 11:30 a.m. after dust storms caused [&hellip...

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United Way accepting money for Sandy Hook School Fund

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

In light of the devastation that took place in Newtown, Conn., Roswell community members are putting forth the effort to let those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting know that they care. The United Way of Western Connecticut has established the Sandy Hook...

Hopefuls file for area school board seats

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Candidates filed to run for the upcoming school board elections Tuesday at the Chaves County Clerk’s office. The election, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, will affect the boards of Roswell Independent Schools, Hagerman Municipal Schools, Dexter Consolidated...

Fun to make … and tasty, too

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brittney Macias and other kindergartners at East Grand Plains Elementary decorate gingerbread houses, readying for the Christmas holiday, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Roswell aglow

December 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Christmas lights glisten along W. Chrysler, Thursday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Shooting rumor at RHS scares parents

December 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Parents and other concerned family members crowded Roswell High School’s main lobby Monday as they waited to take away students after a rumor of a planned shooting spread across social networks. The rumor came days after a gunman killed 26 people, mostly...

Roswell Folklorico dancers entertain Christmas shoppers

December 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Folklorico perform for holiday shoppers at the Roswell Mall, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Christmas shoppers at the Roswell Mall set down their purchases and took in a show of color and culture, Saturday afternoon, when Roswell Folklorico presented its...

Pocket flags for soldiers, toys for kids all a part of giving

December 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A member of the Honor Guard teaches a student how to fold a flag Thursday at Sierra Middle School. Rey Berrones Photo The American Legion teamed up with Johnny Gonzales on Thursday at Sierra Middle School to encourage students to embrace the spirit of giving....

Volunteers place wreaths in solemn ceremony

December 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Seven wreaths are placed, one for each of the six branches of the military and a seventh for prisoners of war during Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Chaves County Courthouse, Saturday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Seven wreaths grace the memorial front of...

Ask Rhoda Coakley why elections are held in November

December 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rhoda Coakley pulls records from a shelf at the County Clerk’s Office, Thursday. Noah Vernau Photo If you’ve ever looked for something at the Chaves County Clerk’s Office, you might think of Rhoda Coakley in the same light as a treasure hunter. She has...