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Cranes are here

October 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sandhill cranes are active at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Thursday afternoon. The refuge estimates that there are approximately 30,000 cranes that have migrated to the area so far. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

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Super Celebration recognizes student artists, poets, essayists

October 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

NMMI cadet Joshua Pinon reads from his essay during Chaves County’s Character Counts! Super Celebration, Thursday night. Ilissa Gilmore Photo The Chaves County Character Counts! program recognized winners of a student art, poetry and essay contest Thursday...

Head Start on Halloween

October 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

lluvia Peralta decorates her pumpkin during an open house at Roswell Head Start, Thursday evening. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Character Counts! taps Stone, Torrez for 2012 Badge honors

October 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Matthew Stone, of the District Attorney’s office; and Officer Julian Torrez, of the New Mexico State Police, during the Honor the Badge ceremony, Wednesday night. Ilissa Gilmore Photo Chaves County Character Counts! presented plaques Wednesday to...

Miriam & Jeannine & Matilda & Charlie

October 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Miriam Bertlshofer, left, and her friend Jeannine Wilkens walk their dogs Matilda and Charlie along Spring River Trail while enjoying the autumn colors, Wednesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Crime Stoppers back on track

October 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Crime Stoppers will make payouts of more than $1,000 this week to three individuals who provided information leading to three arrests. Crime Stoppers president Steve Wolfe said, “I’m particularly proud we could help to catch (Donald)...

Superfund treatment facility complete

October 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Construction of a treatment facility at the McGaffey and Main Ground Water Plume Superfund Site is complete. The polluted site consists of a groundwater plume that extends southeast about 1.5 miles from the intersection of Main and McGaffey streets. The...

Job Corps Makes A Difference

October 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students from the Roswell Job Corps spent Monday and Tuesday cleaning up the Spring River Park & Zoo. Chaunte’l Powell Photo If you happen to see slight improvements being made around the city this week, chances are they were made by the Roswell Job...

Sometimes, problem-solving can get really, really messy

October 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fifth-graders watch a container carrying a raw egg during a yearly egg drop competition held at the Yucca Center, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Gifted fifth-graders of the Roswell Independent School District tried to keep shells from cracking Tuesday...

Cowboy Code of Honor

October 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Retired school teacher Tim Raftery reads from Gene Autry’s Cowboy Code of Honor to students from Washington Avenue Elementary School at the trustworthiness pillar in the Spring River Park & Zoo during a Character Counts! Week celebration, Tuesday...