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Character Counts! week to begin

October 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

“If-it-is-to-be-it-is-up-to-me my character counts,” chanted students from Dexter Elementary School on Friday at the Joseph R. Skeen Building at the Chaves County Administrative Center. The students helped Tim Fuller, executive director for Character Counts!, along with other members of the organization and the community in the presenting of a...

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Legal Fair helps several in the community

October 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The State Bar of New Mexico hosted a Legal Fair Friday afternoon for anyone and everyone who needed legal advice in Civil Law. Amy LaFaver, pro-bono coordinator throughout the state, works with local attorneys and judges to help those who cannot afford an...

Gardner speaks to Economic Development

October 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Keith Gardner, chief of staff for Gov. Susana Martinez, debriefed members of the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District/Council of Governments about the recent legislative special session, during their board of directors quarterly meeting...

You can’t see me!

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A rattlesnake tries to camouflage itself on a rocky road at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge Thursday morning before making a quick retreat into the surrounding brush. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

RISD enrollment numbers are down

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Independent School District’s enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is down from last year’s numbers. Superintendent Michael Gottlieb said total enrollment for the district this year is 10,136, which is down 27 students from last year. The...

Feral Cat Day is just around the corner

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, a day created to raise awareness about the plight of stray cats and to promote Trap-Neuter-Return programs. Many people do not understand the benefits of TNR. They believe if the cat is returned to the wild, the problem...

City council announces proclamation

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

At the city council meeting Thursday evening, Mayor Del Jurney issued a proclamation announcing Oct. 13, 2011, as AB Gwinn Day, in honor of Gwinn’s role as the founding father of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks and Recreation...

Wall of Honor gets installed

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

With Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day looming around the corner, Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier program is providing the community with a venue to openly thank soldiers fighting overseas. Nicole Vargas, founder of Adopt-a-Soldier, said a Wall of Honor was...

Historical home needed

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Do you have a home which was built in the early part of the last century? Or, perhaps one which boasts unusual architecture? The Historical Society of Southeast New Mexico needs one more home to be fully decorated for its annual Home Tour to be held on...

High above Roswell

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Corey John of Broken Arrow Communications climbs a water tower at the Roswell International Air Center on Tuesday morning to fix a Sprint antenna. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...