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Singer, guitarist Tom Blake: Music beneficial, therapeutic

July 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Tom Blake prepares to play at the Alien Wine Festival, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Among the thousands of new faces in town this weekend for the UFO Festival, one face is familiar — that of local musician Tom Blake. Born and raised in Roswell, Blake has become a fixture for the community over the years, [&hellip...

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Stars come out for Festival

July 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roy Thinnes talks to a fan about “The Invaders,” Friday at the UFO Museum and Research Center. Also pictured is Mira Furlan, far left. (Mark Wilson Photo) Out-of-town visitors may not catch a glimpse of an extraterrestrial this weekend, but...

Welcome, strangers

July 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Earthlings (?) visiting the 2011 UFO Festival check out aliens on display at the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The liftoff of 8,000 green, yellow, blue and orange brightly-colored balloons in the sky over Roswell...

Adair wins county redistricting bid; conflict of interest?

July 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

In a 3-2 vote, and after about 30 minutes of heated debate, county commissioners voted Thursday during a special meeting to award the task of redistricting Chaves County Commission districts to state Sen. Rod Adair. County purchasing director Tammy Johnson...

Valley fire takes home, 73K acres

July 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Firefighters battling the Donaldson Fire work to keep the flames from homes in the Alamo Canyon near Hondo, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Donaldson Fire continues to threaten hundreds of homes after charing at least 72,650 acres, or more than...

Are you excited? Get excited!

July 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s 2011 UFO Festival is in full swing beginning this morning. After months of preparation, city officials and event organizers say they are ready to kick things off and begin the festivities with opening ceremonies at the UFO Museum and Research...

Winds shift; Valley blaze explodes

June 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Firefighters burn areas of land Wednesday in order to stop the spread of a wildfire in Lincoln County that scorched more than 43,000 acres. (Matt Arco Photo) Emergency officials announced evacuation orders for Alamo Canyon near Hondo Thursday just before 7...

Planes load slurry at RIAC

June 30, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Three C-130s flew in and out of the Roswell International Air Center this week to help battle fires across New Mexico. (Matt Arco Photo) Roswell International Air Center was a landing spot this week for military cargo planes specially designed for dropping...

All dirt, no rain

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Strong winds picked up dust east of Roswell Monday night as the sun set over the city. (Matthew Arco Photo) [/auth...

Cops will enforce ban

June 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Chaves County officials are again making a plea for residents to observe a fire ban in the county, which prohibits discharging any fireworks, just as law enforcement officials said Tuesday they plan to enforce the ban on the Fourth of July. Georgiana Hunt,...