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Dolores Villa of J.O.Y. Center: We’re all a family here

March 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dolores Villa (Noah Vernau Photo) Dolores Villa knows a win-win situation when she sees one. As director of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs at the Chaves County J.O.Y. Center, Villa employs senior volunteers who provide the kind of care that is always positive, always mutual: friendship. Villa has spent 23 years as a [&hellip...

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Valley Meat: Feds may allow horse slaughter

March 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The attorney for Valley Meat Co. said Friday that the local slaughterhouse may soon be able to start processing horse meat, as government officials have indicated it may receive a grant of inspection. For more than a year, Valley Meat Co. has had an...

State will keep DST

March 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Public Affairs Committee voted Friday to table a bill, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, that would have exempted New Mexico from observing daylight saving time. Pirtle said the U.S. government allows each state to exempt itself from...

Chaves, 22 more qualify for aid

March 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Due to damages and losses caused by the state’s ongoing drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated several counties in New Mexico as natural disaster areas, Wednesday. The 12 primary counties are Bernalillo, Grant, Luna, Sierra, Catron, Hidalgo,...

Mager gives SOAR guests life lessons

March 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

E.T. (Extra Terrific), a great horned owl, soars through the Performing Arts Center at ENMU-R during a Birds of Prey program presented by Doris Mager, founder of SOAR (Save Our American Raptors), Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Children twisted their...

Pirtle’s SB455 heads to floor

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-0 Wednesday to pass a bill, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, that would require traffic citations to be “filed in the county or district in which the offense occurred.” Pirtle has said such an the...

RISD School Board retreat addresses safety, security

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, the RISD School Board’s annual retreat held at Bitter Lake, Thursday, placed school safety and security as top priority. Director of Support Services Joe Baca gave an assessment of the district’s...

March for Babies set for April 13

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Kade Richburg and Kaleb Gluff snack on pretzels and chips while attending the March of Dimes March for Babies kickoff event with their mothers at Pioneer Bank, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Pioneer Bank hosted Thursday a March of Dimes event to...

Habitat for Humanity begins 14th home

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Habitat for Humanity’s latest partners are ready for a permanent trip to the “Beech.” Habitat broke ground for its 14th house in 18 years, Thursday, and will soon provide shelter for Marisol Vargas and her three sons at 1106 E. Beech St. Vargas has been...

The Librarian in the Hat

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kate Keith of the Roswell Public Library reads from Dr. Suess, celebrating the upcoming birthday of the children’s author, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...