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3 drive-by shootings take place in one night

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department responded to three drive-by shootings, Tuesday night. Two occurred in the 300 block of East Bonney Street, around 7 p.m., after dispatch received several calls about shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing 10 to 15 shots, and one of two houses was hit multiple times. The third incident took place in the [&hellip...

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The Compassionate Friends offers support for families grieving the death of a child

December 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Those who face the loss of a child may struggle to find comfort during the grieving process. There is now a group in Roswell to support individuals and families of children who have died. Terri Werckman, who moved to the city in July, recently started a local...

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Tree of Hope brings cancer awareness

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students from All Saints Catholic School decorate the Tree of Hope at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Year after year, decade after decade, the Tree of Hope has encouraged children in Roswell to believe a cure for...

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Council approves veterans cemetery funding

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City councilors approved a $75,000 resolution to break ground on a veterans cemetery Tuesday night, against the advice of its city attorney after she was questioned if the action would violate public notice requirements of the state Open Meetings Act. The...

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Skandera fields questions, concerns about teacher evals

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Designate Hanna Skandera recently visited Roswell Independent School District headquarters to field questions and comments about the state’s new teacher evaluation system. More than 50 parents and educators...

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Animal Services advises winter pet care

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

As the temperatures prepare to plummet into the teens on Thursday, people need to prepare their pets for the cold weather. Animal Services supervisor Joseph Pacheco said preparations are basic common sense. Make sure the pet has adequate shelter. The standard...

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Man arrested for CSP

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department arrested Jonathan Rothchild, 68, on Monday on charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor under 6 years old. Rothchild was arraigned in Magistrate Court, Tuesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday on East Byrne Street. The...

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Snow play

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Skiers and snowboarders enjoy a winter weekend at Ski Apache in Ruidoso, Sunday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photos)...

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Lincoln Fire burns 100 acres in Dexter

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fire crews set up off East Darby Road in Dexter as the Lincoln Fire burns through marshlands on its way to the Pecos River Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) A large grass fire burned through wet marshland off East Darby Road in Dexter Monday for more than three...

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Snyder becomes SO chief deputy

December 3, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon promoted Lt. Britt Snyder to the position of chief deputy. The appointment took effect on Sunday. Snyder replaces former Chief Deputy Pat Jennings who retired in November. “It’s an appointed position. He (Snyder) has got big...