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New restaurants near completion

December 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on New restaurants near completion

The new McDonald’s restaurant will open next week, but Roswellians will have to wait until next year to enjoy Buffalo Wild Wings and Carl’s Jr. “Buffalo Wild Wings expects to be open in mid-January, but those dates are not carved in stone,” said Bill Bartlett, city code enforcement supervisor. “Carl’s Jr. should be completed by [&hellip...

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Roswell man killed, 3 injured in accident; State Police say heavy fog contributed to crash

December 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Roswell man killed, 3 injured in accident; State Police say heavy fog contributed to crash

A Roswell man died when his vehicle struck a WalMart tractor-trailer while traveling on U.S. 380 Monday morning near Tatum. Robert Archuleta, 28, of Roswell, was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident, which occurred in Chaves County at about 6:30...

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Roswell Republican elected to state party post

December 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Roswell Republican elected to state party post

Cavin   Chaves County Commissioner-elect Will Cavin has been elected a state vice-chairman for the Republican Party of New Mexico, in addition to his emerging duties as a county commissioner. Cavin, of Roswell, on Saturday was elected state vice-chairman...

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RSO Christmas concert brings heart-warming music to city

December 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on RSO Christmas concert brings heart-warming music to city

Local radio broadcaster Bob Entrop narrates “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” as Maestro John Farrer conducts the orchestra. Farrer dedicated the second half of the concert to Bobbi Alcorn, who recently passed away. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   By...

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Changes, new ideas can help encourage animal adoptions

December 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Changes, new ideas can help encourage animal adoptions

A public hearing on the proposed amended animal shelter ordinance is scheduled for the City Council meeting on Thursday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall. Beginning this past summer, the City of Roswell’s animal shelter expanded its hours of...

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Small miracles on 2nd Street

December 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Small miracles on 2nd Street

Presli Bornemann, 5, tells Santa what she wants for Christmas Saturday at Roswell Nissan, 2111 W. Second St. There was no charge for children to visit with Santa and each child got a free toy. For $5, the child could be photographed with Santa. All proceeds...

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Roswell resident celebrates 102 glorious years

December 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Roswell resident celebrates 102 glorious years

Anna May Belt celebrated her 102tn birthday Friday at Sunset Villa in Roswell. Although she is the same age as the state of New Mexico, Anna May was born in Pennsylvania. In 1945, Anna May moved to Clovis, then on to Roswell in 1953. (Max Scally Photo)...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Above: A motorcyclist speeds past an obviously envious Santa during Saturday’s Electric Light Parade in Roswell.  Below: Hot air balloon gondolas light up the night during the Electric Light Parade on Saturday in Roswell. Hundreds turned out to watch the...

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Keeping your Christmas season safe and secure

December 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Keeping your Christmas season safe and secure

Submitted by RPD   As many people are out and about getting their holiday shopping done, the Roswell Police Department reminds everyone there are also thieves out there doing their own shopping — that is, shopping for the easiest targets from whom to...

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Childress fondly recalls military career

December 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off on Childress fondly recalls military career

Former Brig. Gen. Jerry Childress points to a 90-mm twin-barrel “duster” M41 tank on display at the National Guard armory. Childress commanded 64 of these tanks, which shot 240 rounds per minute, while he served in Korea and Vietnam. “They would dust...