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Pirtle’s SB455 heads to floor

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-0 Wednesday to pass a bill, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, that would require traffic citations to be “filed in the county or district in which the offense occurred.” Pirtle has said such an the issue was brought to him to by a Roswell constituent who was cited [&hellip...

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RISD School Board retreat addresses safety, security

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, the RISD School Board’s annual retreat held at Bitter Lake, Thursday, placed school safety and security as top priority. Director of Support Services Joe Baca gave an assessment of the district’s...

March for Babies set for April 13

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Kade Richburg and Kaleb Gluff snack on pretzels and chips while attending the March of Dimes March for Babies kickoff event with their mothers at Pioneer Bank, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Pioneer Bank hosted Thursday a March of Dimes event to...

Habitat for Humanity begins 14th home

February 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Habitat for Humanity’s latest partners are ready for a permanent trip to the “Beech.” Habitat broke ground for its 14th house in 18 years, Thursday, and will soon provide shelter for Marisol Vargas and her three sons at 1106 E. Beech St. Vargas has been...

The Librarian in the Hat

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kate Keith of the Roswell Public Library reads from Dr. Suess, celebrating the upcoming birthday of the children’s author, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Roswell Tower on hit list

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell International Airport may lose its federally operated control tower if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders fail to avoid the budget sequestration by the end of Friday. Some 30 workers, from cleaners to Federal Aviation Administration air...

Senate OKs fee, wording change

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate voted 41-0 Tuesday to pass a bill, sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, that would reduce the cost for an exam to receive a high school equivalency diploma. SB 183 would replace the term “GED” with “High School Equivalency Diploma”...

Senate committee to hear fracking bill

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 2 p.m. today that would ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New Mexico. SB 547, sponsored by Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces, would amend the Oil and Gas Act to prohibit the practice...

RAC honors Larry Hansen’s service

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Hansen, seated, Jason Perry and Tom Jennings attend a dedication for a bench honoring John’s father, Larry Hansen at the Roswell Adult Center, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Family, friends and admirers of Larry Hansen gathered Wednesday at...

Ride ’em, cowboy!

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doc Dison of Las Cruces and his steer Blizzard acknowledge passers-by while promoting the Gold N’ Cash Roundup location at 1107 S. Main St.#, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...