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Ezzell, Espinoza chosen to chair House committees; Wooley tapped to vice chair committee

January 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (2)

Two state lawmakers from Roswell have been appointed committee chairs and another has been chosen as a committee vice chair in the new Republican-controlled New Mexico House of Representatives. House Speaker Don Tripp has appointed Republican state Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell as chair of the Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee and state Rep. Nora...

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Martinez wins Superbowl … tickets

January 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessica Martinez of Roswell is probably the luckiest football fan in Chaves County. By test driving a Hyundai, Martinez was entered into a drawing and won two tickets, hotel accomodations and airfare for the 2015 Superbowl. The New England Patriots will play...

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It’s snowtime!

January 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Downtown North Main Street Thursday morning looked more like it was in Ruidoso than Roswell. Snow continued to fall throughout the day as Chaves County was on a winter storm watch. (Christina Stock Photo )   Above: Snow decorated homes throughout the...

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Roswell Fire Department Call Log — Jan. 21-22

January 22, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Fire Department responded to these calls for the following dates:   Jan. 21 • At 2:29 a.m., medical call, 1300 block of Alicia Lane. • At 4:40 a.m., medical call, 100 block of West Mathews Street. • At 5:18 a.m., medical call, 1300...

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Burris, Hunt discuss need for school construction bond

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Out of 800 schools in the state of New Mexico, four Roswell schools are ranked near the top of education facilities that need renovations. “If the No. 1 school in the state is the worst school in the state, what does No. 5 look like? Del Norte...

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Veterans get down to business

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A luncheon and workshop was held Wednesday at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce in which counseling was provided to military veterans with a desire to start their own business. The luncheon was free to participants and catered by Peppers Grill & Bar. Don...

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Cemetery board hesitant to meet with Building and Lands Committee; President, secretary discuss mistreatment by councilors

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

South Park Cemetery Advisory Board members told city Parks Director Tim Williams on Tuesday that they did not want to appear before the city’s Building and Lands Committee next week because of the manner in which they were treated at the December meeting....

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Local ‘Guitar man’ attacked, robbed; Male attacker in CCDC on robbery charge

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The man who is known for playing his guitar on the sidewalks of downtown Roswell was beaten and robbed of $30 last month, according to a criminal complaint filed Jan. 6 in the Chaves County Magistrate Court. On Dec. 19, Billy McCabe was attacked behind the...

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Carlsbad middle school receives a bomb threat

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eddy County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a bomb threat made at a Carlsbad middle school on Wednesday. Detectives with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office responded to PR Leyva Middle School located at 800 W. Church after receiving a report...

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ENMU-R to add 5 new certificates to its catalog

January 21, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Five new certificates of employability were approved at Tuesday night’s Eastern New Mexico University Community College Board meeting. Ken Maguire, dean of Career and Technical Education, said the certificates have been in the works since September 2013....