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SENMEDD meets in Roswell

December 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District, Council of Government, Mayor’s Summit was held at the Roswell Museum and Art Center on Thursday. Topics under discussion were what the next legislative session will hold and water issues. The meeting was attended by mayors from Eunice, Hobbs, Cloudcroft, Artesia, Dexter. Ruidoso Downs and Capitan,...

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County chooses Plan D

December 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Two motions died and the prospect of postponement faded, before the Chaves County Board of Commissioners made a final decision regarding the redistricting of its five districts. In their regular business meeting, the commissioners voted to approve Plan D for...

Great morning to be outside

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Under a clear December sky, and against the backdrop of the snow-covered Sierra Blanca range, a crop duster sprays a field in west Roswell, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

USPS holds town hall on closure

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Anger surrounded Wednesday evening’s town hall meeting as representatives from the United States Postal Service explained the organization’s delicate and rapid downturn in its financial situation. The USPS held the meeting in Roswell to solicit public...

Friends remember trainer Willie Hall

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

This morning, a memorial 10-count will toll in honor of Willie Hall Sr., a man whose impact on the youth in Roswell will resound indefinitely. The count — the tolling of a bell 10 times — honors a recently deceased boxer. Hall, 83, passed away on Dec. 6,...

Judge postpones prelim

December 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 14 in Magistrate Court was postponed until next week after one of the defense witnesses left the courthouse. Jose A. Maciel, 20, is charged with vehicular homicide after an accident that occurred on Oct. 23....

Marines to host the Toys for Tots program

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Sgt. Moses D. Rocha Roswell detachment of the Marine Corps League will host the annual Toys for Tots program this Saturday. Last year, Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program, in Roswell served over 2,000 needy kids. In 1995, the Secretary of...

‘Christmas Trek’

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Actors in “Christmas Trek,” a play about aliens visiting from another planet, perform for Peachtree Village residents and guests, Tuesday evening. The special show was written for Peachtree Village and was directed by Michael Christopher. (Mark Wilson...

Holiday dances

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Rac-A-Taps perform holiday dances for residents of Casa Maria Health Care Center Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

State may get Creative

December 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Still in its beginning stages, the Creative New Mexico Steering Committee was established to explore the idea of creating a statewide advocacy organization to promote New Mexico’s creative and cultural economy. Established in June, the committee’s members...