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Feds bust 3 Roswell businesses

July 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Confiscated packets of synthetic drugs are shown to the media during a press conference at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s offices in El Paso, Texas, Thursday. AP Photo Federal search and seizure warrants were executed at three Roswell businesses in the first-ever nationwide crackdown on the synthetic designer drug industry. Roswell businesses Area...

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ENMU-R Special Services Occupational Training graduates 97

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell graduates of the Special Services Occupational Training Program wave to a mutual friend who arrived to wish them luck prior to commencement ceremonies at the Civic Center, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo Close to 100...

‘Only one more step to go’

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Felix Baumgartner lands in the desert near Roswell, during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos. Courtesy Photo The next step for Red Bull Stratos will be from 23 miles above the surface of the Earth. On Wednesday morning, Austrian daredevil...

Homeland Security holds exercise

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The National Guard, in conjunction with the Roswell Police and Fire departments, perform its annual haz-mat training exercices at the old Edgewood Elementary School on North Garden Avenue, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo People may have noticed an increase in...

GOP holds ‘We Did Build This’ rally

July 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Heather Wilson makes an appearence at the Rebublican headquarters in Roswell to rally the troops, Wednesday, which included manning the phone. Mark Wilson Photo “We did build this.” That was the message propelled countrywide, Wednesday, by Victory 2012,...

Backhoe breaks gas line

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters respond to a broken gas line caused by a backhoe at the construction site of the nearly finished Missouri Avenue Elementary School, Tuesday morning, which forced police on the scene to block off adjacent streets until gas crews arrived. Mark...

Roswell Incident: 61% say ‘nope’

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The people of New Mexico have spoken. In a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, of Raleigh, N.C., 61 percent of New Mexicans do not believe the 1947 Roswell Incident actually happened, while just 21 percent think the city was in fact paid a visit...

Russian aircraft refuels at RIAC

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124-100 at Roswell International Air Center prepares for take-off, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo One of the largest aircraft in the world graced the runway at Roswell International Air Center on Tuesday morning, making...

Daredevil returns for 2nd test

July 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Got helium? Red Bull Stratos has returned to Roswell this week for its second manned test flight, as the team nears the culmination of a mission to the edge of space. In preparation for Felix Baumgartner’s historic jump from above 120,000 feet later this...

Murder suspect found in Texas, turns self in

July 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Around 11:56 a.m. on Sunday, Israel Vigil’s father called the Midland, Texas, Police Department and stated his son would turn himself in. Vigil, 18, was wanted for an open count of murder for the July 6 shooting death of Arnulfo Villela, aggravated battery,...