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Committee recommends e-cigarette ban

February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Puffing away at an electronic cigarette could soon be outlawed in the same public areas in Roswell as the real deal. A committee recommended Monday banning the vaporizers and including the language as part of the city’s no-smoking policy. City councilors will consider advertising the amendment to the city’s cigarette ban to include e-cigarettes at...

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Board approves funding for EDC

February 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County-Roswell Economic Development Corporation will continue its push to bring new business and workers to the county after county commissioners approved allocating funding to it last week. “I’m very grateful, as is the board, for the...

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Ring of Rosies

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

 ‘Auto mechanics’ manning the Consumer Direct Personal Care booth flex their muscles at the Baby Boomer Conference and Business Expo, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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All Saints Mardi Gras event returns March 1

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

All Saints Catholic School Principal Scott Schoen displays a guitar autographed by members of The Eagles. The guitar is one of several autographed items which will be featured in the silent auction at Saturday’s 20th annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance....

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Simmons keeps arts flowing in Roswell schools

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Creative Learning Center Director Cindy Simmons discusses her education career on Wednesday. Simmons has been director of the CLC since 2008. (Randal Seyler Photo) Cindy Simmons is more than just an educator — she’s an advocate of the arts, and the...

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Imagination Playground

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell unveiled its first Imagination Playground Friday morning at the ENMU-Roswell Child Development Center. The innovative equipment was provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and the nonprofit KaBOOM! The...

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DDSD names Moore Citizen of the Year

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jesse Moore recently received the award for Successful Community Citizen of the Year during the Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) annual statewide awards ceremony. (Courtesy Photo) Local Jesse Moore was recently...

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Clem recognized for more than 30 years of service

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bee J. Clem, center, is congratulated by attorney Mark Taylor, left, and her husband, Lloyd Clem, Friday following a retirement celebration honoring Clem’s more than 30 years of service as court administrator, clerk and deputy clerk to the 5th Judicial...

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Community celebrates return of school shooting survivor Nathaniel Tavarez

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Berrendo Middle School shooting victim Nathaniel Tavarez returns home to a hero’s welcome, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photos) Hundreds lined the streets and cheered Friday as sirens from fire and law enforcement vehicles ushered home the 12-year-old boy...

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Local short film chosen as Moby music video

February 22, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local filmmakers Johnnie Hector, from left, Fernando Urquides and Rick Ortega appear in “Mexicants,” which was filmed in 2013. Hector and Ortega both appear in the short film chosen to be the music video for the Moby song, “Almost Home.” (Courtesy...