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Official: County not impacted by WIPP radiation

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County residents have no reason to be concerned about the recent radiation leak from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the county emergency manager said on Tuesday. “I spoke with the emergency manager of Eddy County and with WIPP officials yesterday,” said Karen Sanders, emergency manager for Roswell and Chaves County. “According...

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County completing hazard mitigation plan

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County and participating municipalities are completing a hazard mitigation plan. Currently, it is in a draft format and is scheduled to be delivered to the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by March 15. As part of the...

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Ortega arrested, faces 4 charges

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ortega Police arrested James A. Ortega, 23, Sunday, after officers located him in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue hanging on to a 15-year-old youth. According to Roswell Police Department release, officers responded to a commercial alarm at Bullock’s...

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AA spokesman: Pilot contract won’t affect flights out of Roswell

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Troubles with the pilot union won’t affect American Eagle flights out of Roswell International Air Center, according to a spokesman for American Airlines. However, Fort Worth, Texas-based American Eagle is warning that it expects to have trouble recruiting...

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City to launch drone pilot training

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A private training site at the Roswell International Air Center plans to launch a new program to begin training pilots to fly government and law enforcement drones. Officials are expected to announce Friday the opening of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems pilot...

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Mayoral candidates to debate at bilingual community forum

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Mayor Del Jurney and challenger Dennis Kintigh will join the Alliance for Peace and Justice in a bilingual forum on Friday to discuss the issues important to Roswell. The candidates will field questions from community members that range from education...

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Dexter students visit Police Technical Services Unit

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A group of students from Dexter Consolidated Schools visited the Roswell Police Department Technical Services Unit on Tuesday. The students were in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and discussed various aspects of forensic science with members of the TSU....

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Thousands enjoy Baby Boomer Expo

February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Barbara Gomez, left, event coordinator of the Baby Boomer Conference and Business Expo, poses with grand prize package winner Adam Carrasco, center and Nathan Padilla of The Red Shield at the fifth annual expo, which was held Saturday at the Roswell...

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Increased levels of radiation detected from leak at WIPP

February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Slightly elevated levels of airborne radiation have been detected in Southeastern New Mexico from a leak at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, according to a U.S. Department of Energy news release. The continuing radiation monitoring resulted in a...

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Norris promotes independent filmmakers, post-production

February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dick Norris started the Film Foundation last year, after heading the New Mexico Film Office for a year and a half. Dirk Norris is a man on a mission — to support New Mexico’s independent filmmakers and post-production artists. Speaking at the Roswell Film...