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2011 Sci-Fi Film Fest earns Roswell TIARA

May 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell was recognized for excellence in the New Mexico tourism industry Wednesday, capturing New Event of the Year at the 2012 Tourism Association of New Mexico TIARA Awards. The city received the award for the 2011 Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival: Aliens in Cinema, which was singled out for creative accomplishments, travel marketing and...

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Hint from Heloise: Literacy is fun

May 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Syndicated newspaper columnist Heloise meets her fans during a reception held at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo Heloise provided Roswell with plenty of hints Thursday, as hundreds of fans poured into the Civic Center to hear...

Mayor honors RPD officers

May 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor Del Jurney and Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis during a ceremony, Wednesday, in which Jurney proclaimed the day as Roswell Police Day. Jessica Palmer Photo Mayor Del Jurney came to the Roswell Police Department, Wednesday, to honor the officers for...

Coronado bonds out

May 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Oscar Coronado Oscar Coronado, 64, bonded out of Chaves County Detention Center, Tuesday, after a bond reduction from $250,000 to $50,000 cash or surety bond on charges of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal...

DAs replace VINE with NMSAVIN

May 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

NMSAVIN, or New Mexico State Automated Information Network, was launched Monday. SAVIN replaces the old contracted VINE system. “This system offers significant savings, in excess of $500,000 annually statewide. The VINE service is an excellent system but...

400 kids have Super Day at ENMU-R

May 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Area students learn martial arts during the RISD Gifted Super Day program at ENMU-R, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo Gifted students from 16 area schools participated in Super Day at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, Tuesday, exploring community resources...

RISD ’11 HS grad rate 71.6%

May 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

While the statewide four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2011 dropped to 63 percent, a decrease of 4.3 percent over the year before, the Roswell Independent School District’s graduation rates for the same period remained relatively unchanged. The...

Political hopefuls give answers during Leadership Roswell forum

May 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Boy Scouts participate in the opening ceremony of the 29th Leadership Roswell Alumni Association candidate forum. (Julia Bergman Photo) Some are vying to retain their current positions, others are hoping to outseat their competitors in hopes of...

Casa Maria and mayor kick off National Nursing Home Week

May 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Casa Maria Health Care Center celebrates National Nursing Home Week. From left: Director of Nursing Rebecca Thompson Ramirez, Mayor Del Jurney and Administrator Dan Barber. Mayor Del Jurney went to Casa Maria Health Care Center to issue a proclamation for the...

Rep. Ezzell to seek re-election

May 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A fifth-generation New Mexican, Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, a rancher and an advocate of agricultural issues, says she is seeking re-election to her House District 58 seat. She has served as a state House representative since 2005. Ezzell called for...