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Key issues discussed at Lunch and Learn

April 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Reps. Nora Espinoza and Candy Spence Ezzell and Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, (left) talk with Roswell community leaders Wednesday during the Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Legislative Lunch and Learn. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo) On Wednesday the Roswell Chamber of Commerce hosted its third annual Legislative Lunch and Learn to allow local...

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Local reaction to newest gun regulation proposal

April 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aaron Coates, an associate at Larry’s Discount Gun Shop in Roswell, shows an automatic weapon to a customer Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Larry’s Discount Gun Store in Roswell was in short supply of at least two commodities Wednesday: ammunition...

Job fair enjoys good participation

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an effort to connect job seekers with employers, the office of Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., co-sponsored the third annual “Out of This World” job fair Tuesday, at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. New Mexico Workforce Connection, Eastern...

Green States Energy picks Roswell for solar project

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An independent power producer plans to build one of New Mexico’s largest solar power complexes, a 2.5-megawatt array, in Roswell later this year to provide electricity to Xcel Energy. Green States Energy Inc. acquired a 5.4-megawatt solar photovoltaic...

RPD logs 4 accidental shootings in past week

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In the past seven days, the Roswell Police Department has responded to four call outs for accidental shootings. In each incident, someone was wounded. On April 2, a 28-year-old man was treated in the emergency room after he shot himself in the foot. At first...

Effective in July, burials at South Park will cost more

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council’s Building and Lands Committee voted Monday to increase the rate for burial of cremains at South Park Cemetery. The increase is scheduled for July, when an increase of $50 for traditional burials also will take effect. In January, the cemetery...

Expect several road closures this spring and summer as roads get a facelift

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Beyond the New Mexico Department of Transportation $20 million in road rehabilitation and bridge replacement in Chaves County, the Roswell Engineering Department is sprucing up city streets. “The goal is refinish each street every eight years,” said City...

Speaker takes on climate change

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Government regulations do little to help the environment and instead hurt economic growth, said Myron Ebell, director of the Center of Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Monday at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Ebell is...

Council takes up sale, breeding of pets

April 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council will decide whether to adopt a revised proposed ordinance that is an effort to regulate the selling and breeding of cats and dogs during its monthly meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave. During a council meeting last...

First S.O.Y Mariachifest a success

April 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Folklorico performs during the 1st Annual S.O.Y. Mariachifest at the Cielo Grande Amphitheater, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The vibrant sounds of trumpets, guitars, violins and Spanish poetic lyrics danced through the breeze Saturday afternoon at...