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Mortgage robo-signing still happening, illegaly

July 19, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Mortgage industry employees are still signing documents they haven’t read and using fake signatures more than eight months after big banks and mortgage companies promised to stop the illegal practices that led to a nationwide halt of home foreclosures. County officials in at least three states say they have received thousands of mortgage documents...

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’Twas a day for creativity at the Lakes

July 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Being creative, dedicated, and having a way with sand all came in handy during the 21st annual sand sculpture contest at Bottomless Lakes State Park, Saturday. At the end of the day, the most creative sand sculpture was awarded for a sand castle titled...

Dexter man dies in freak accident

July 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The remnants of a barn on Thompson Camp, Dexter, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A Dexter man was killed Thursday night after a severe gust of wind blew the roof off his barn and stuck him in the chest, authorities say. He died shortly afterward at Eastern New...

Sunset Villa Block Party

July 16, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Snooterbell the Clown entertains residents and guests of Sunset Villa Care Center, including 8-year-old Jennifer White whose mother works at the facility, during its 3rd annual Block Party celebrating 44 years of community care, Friday. ( Mark Wilson Photo)...

ATF changes policy

July 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will soon notify New Mexico gun dealers of a new measure that requires them to report sales of two or more assault weapons to the ATF if the guns are purchased by the same buyer within five...

Let's do this again!

July 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

UFO Festival organizers had just one thing to say to city councilors Thursday night: Can we do it again the same way next year? The event ran so smoothly, said Julie Shuster, one of the event’s planners, that she requested to renew the same basic...

Rookie firefighters walk into the blaze

July 15, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Firefighters and firefighter recruits perform liquid propane gas drills Wednesday evening at the Louis Jones Training Facility in Roswell. The recruits are training to become certified firefighters. (Mark Wilson Photo) Rookie firefighters, step by step,...

LAX service won't return

July 14, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

City officials said Wednesday that the airline route between Roswell and Los Angeles International Airport will not be reinstated after an unsuccessful meeting with American Airline officials in Dallas. Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry, and other...

P&Z OKs wind farm permit

July 14, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Chaves County may house its first commercial wind farm in the near future after the county Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special use permit for wind energy conversion systems near Highway 172, Tuesday night during its business meeting. The issue...

Keeping cool in the pool

July 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Youngsters keep the heat at bay Wednesday afternoon by shooting hoops in the Cahoon Park swimming pool. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...