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Section of highway dedicated to Talbott, Solis

October 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The parents of Ramon Solis react during the unveiling of the Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert Solis Memorial Highway signage during dedication ceremonies Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photos) Two fallen New Mexico state police officers from Roswell will now be eternally remembered. Wednesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the deaths...

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GHS teacher to go to trial

October 20, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Goddard High School teacher and coach David Lawrence was bound over for trial Wednesday on charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The alleged incidents took place over a period of time when the victim was a 17-year-old student at GHS. The first...

United Way sets goal

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Shelby Toles, 13, daughter of Perry and Sherri Toles, 2011 campaign co-chairs, marks United Way’s current fundraising efforts at 20 percent of its projected goal of $575,000. (Julia Bergman photo) [/auth...

Local farmer is one step closer to being green

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Neal Pope, left, gives a tour of a solar array located at Allen Farm in southeast Roswell to Beverly Allen, Lynn Ditto and New Mexico Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) One step toward being green will help a...

Students learn character from local leaders

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Military Institute’s Major Eric Evertson reads from a Dr. Seuss book to Washington Avenue Elementary School students Tuesday morning at the Spring River Park & Zoo during a Character Counts! tour. Children from area schools visited the 6...

Chaves County Board of Commissioners to meet Thursday

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, at the Chaves County Administrative Center, for its regular business meeting. An item on the agenda expected to create much debate is Resolution R-11-059 concerning the intent of Chaves...

Five to be honored at Honoring the Badge event

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Five members of the law enforcement and the first responders community will be honored at the Commissioner’s Chambers in the Joe Skeen Building, 1 St. Mary’s Place, at 6 p.m. today. The event, called Honoring the Badge: Building and Upholding the Public...

Local law enforcement to hold Drug Take Back

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The prescription drugs collected last year totalled 90 pounds according to Chaves County Sheriff Office estimates; however, the DEA estimates that Roswell contributed 100 pounds to the local district totals. (Courtesy Photo) On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m....

Westlake sets up Zombie zone

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s Zombie Central conveniently located at Westlake Hardware in the 2800 block of North Main Street. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Westlake TruValue Hardware, 2810 N. Main St., has gotten into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve season, by setting up a...

David Vega receives sentence

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Judge Charles C. Currier sentenced David Vega, 48, to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his son, Christopher Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Michelle (Alisa Michelle) Montgomery, 31, on May 10, 2010, at 1007 Rancho Road after a day of...