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Sheriff’s race uncertain; leans toward Snyder

June 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Magistrate Judge K.C. Rogers hugs his wife, Mary, after hearing he has won his election, defeating challenger Bobby Arnett 650 to 552 votes in Tuesday’s Primary Election. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Rogers retains in judge race The race for Chaves County sheriff see-sawed back and forth Tuesday night, with Britt Snyder up by 12 votes [&hellip...

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Arnett, Barncastle led others in fundraising

June 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy and candidate for Sheriff Britt Snyder, center, celebrates with his family during Tuesday night’s election watch party at Carmine’s Authentic Italian Eatery. Snyder ended the evening leading the pack of four...

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Historic library on the auction block

June 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s former Carnegie Library will be sold at an auction on Friday. The library closed in 1978 when the new, larger library opened at Fourth Street and North Pennsylania Avenue. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   By DJ Porter Have you noticed the curved...

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The life and times of Roswell’s public libraries

June 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

1891 — Roswell was incorporated as a village, population was 400.   1895 — The Roswell Woman’s Club was organized by five educated women with the objective to secure good reading material for themselves and their families.   1897 — The...

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Big fish

June 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Who says you can’t have a “big fish” story in the same newspaper issue as the election results? Tom Tyler, of Roswell, caught this 50-pound catfish Monday evening in the Pecos River in Dexter. He said it was an excellent kickoff to the fishing season....

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County stepping up efforts in spraying for mosquitoes

June 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Standing water, such as this pool along Pennsylvania Avenue in Roswell, is prime mosquito breeding territory. The city and county have seen an increase in the number of mosquitoes following the recent rains. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The recent rains...

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So you think it’s hot here in Roswell?

June 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The amber color in this NASA photo of the sun taken on June 1 corresponds to a temperature of 2 million degrees Kelvin, or about 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit. (Courtesy Photo)   THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN — When I moved from Pampa, Texas, to Roswell,...

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Parks committee plans special meeting

June 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Parks and Recreation Committee will team up with the Parks and Recreation Commission in the coming month for a special meeting to hear some ideas for improving the city’s bike trails. Resident Jane Batson told the committee that she and...

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Beware of postcard scam

June 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

here is an apparent scam going in Roswell in which an individual receives a postcard in the mail stating: “Great News! You are eligible to receive $100 in gift savings good at Wal-Mart or Target! Call Toll-Free now for complete details.” A woman who...

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Polling locations and hours

June 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The following are the Chaves County precinct locations for today’s Republican and Democrat primaries. Polls open at 7 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. Voters must be registered members of either the Democrat or Republican parties to vote in the respective...