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Kintigh: ‘Tour of duty’ begins with swearing-in

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh, left, is sworn into office Monday by Magistrate Court Judge K.C. Rogers. His wife, Carol, held the Bible during the ceremony. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Mayor Dennis Kintigh and five city councilors were sworn into office Monday with several local officials, family and friends in attendance at the convention and civic center. “Now...

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Jackpot Rodeo

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages participate in the Berrendo Middle School Benefit Jackpot Rodeo at the Chaves County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, Saturday, benefiting those affected by the recent shootings at the school. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Trial begins for wreck that killed mother, son

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

The jury trial for New Mexico v. Joel Cordoba-Lopez began Monday afternoon. Cordoba-Lopez is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a traffic accident and speeding. During his opening statement, Assistant District Attorney Matthew...

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Man dies in rollover

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

An Artesia man died as a result of a rollover crash that occurred at 5:34 a.m. Sunday. New Mexico State Police responded to the scene on State Road 2 at the intersection of Cherokee Road, just south of Dexter, to find Rodrigo Ceniseros-Gurrola, 21. The NMSP...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Andrew Chavez (Apprehended)

March 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Andrew Chavez, 31, is wanted for criminal sexual penetration of a child. According to police, the incidents have allegedly been occurring for the past two years in Roswell. Chavez is described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown...

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Jurney: ‘I am blessed—It’s been a great ride’

March 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Del Jurney’s last day at his office was Friday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Mayor Del Jurney sat in his office at City Hall on his last official day Friday. He wore a suit jacket and a white dress shirt with the top button undone, in his usual style....

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Pancake festival

March 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Kiwanis Club of Roswell held its 45th annual Pancake Festival Saturday at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, attracting hundreds of breakfast-hungry diners. The pancake festival is the club’s annual fundraiser, and proceeds go toward youth...

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Ruiz’s struggles helped him achieve success

March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Tom Ruiz, of the “B and the Breakfast Club” radio morning talk show. Tom Ruiz, or “Tom A” as many know him, is rarely seen around town without his pocket microphone in hand. His voice is even more familiar to listeners across southeastern New Mexico...

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E-file search warrant program saves time

March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Magistrate Court has started a program that allows the police to e-file search warrants. It learned of the system from smaller courts with only one magistrate court judge who must sign all paperwork. “As a former police officer, I’m very...

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Eagles donate to Lions Hondo

March 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Pecos Valley Area 3187 Fraternal Order of the Eagles donated $11,265 to the Lions Hondo Field on Saturday for the construction of a batting cage and storage building. The storage building is under construction and will be a 12×24 metal...