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Weather conditions helping tame Little Bear fire

June 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signs a New Testament for Frankie Pirelli, left, a Firefighters for Christ volunteer. Firefighters say they are continuing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to battle a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has destroyed 242 homes and businesses. Meanwhile, officials said Monday that the raging blaze in the...

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Friday night shooting leaves two men dead

June 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two men were shot and killed in the 300 block of East Bonney Street, late Friday night. Ruben Archuleta Sr., 49, died at the scene. His son, Ruben Archuleta Jr., 21, was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. A...

County Commission to Meet

June 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Commission will convene for its regular business meeting, Thursday, at the Chaves County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place, at 9 a.m. Fire Services Administrator Georgianna Hunt will give an update on the Little Bear fire and the...

Lawrence Brothers IGA honors first responders

June 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Native Air Ambulance sits on display during a Lawrence Brothers IGA celebration to honor first responders, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Roswell’s first responders were honored at Lawrence Brothers IGA, Saturday, allowing a chance for the public to meet...

Community gathers, commemorates Juneteenth

June 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

J’Vaughn Johnson, 2, sits on Uncle Wesley Maxwell’s shoulder while watching dad play basketball during the Juneteenth Festival 2012 at Cahoon Park, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Members of the community gathered Saturday at Cahoon Park to commemorate...

Rain, steady progress on Little Bear

June 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Little Bear fire burns in steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain in the White Mountain Wilderness of the Lincoln National Forest near Ruidoso and Alto, June 6. As of Saturday, the fire had consumed more than 38,000 acres, more than 234 structures and was 51%...

Jo Hicks: Paralegal, thrift shop junkie, 4th gen Roswellite

June 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jo Hicks Jo Hicks has been working as a paralegal most of her adult life with a job to help low-income families and the elderly. She can give legal advice and assistance, act as an advocate and negotiate for the client. As a paralegal at New Mexico Legal Aid,...

RPD arrests Mary Beth Lawrence

June 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (5)

Mary Beth Lawrence According to the criminal complaint filed in District Court on Thursday, there have been three reported incidents of harassment or stalking made against Mary Beth Lawrence by the student who accused David Lawrence of touching her sexually....

Clay Walker Country Rocks Pearson

June 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Country musician Clay Walker performs Friday evening at Pearson Auditorium. Mark Wilson Photo Clay Walker brought country soulfulness and hundreds of devoted fans to New Mexico Military Institute’s Pearson Auditorium, Friday, where the artist performed hits...

Progress in Little Bear fire efforts

June 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Considerable progress made along the southern end of the Little Bear fire contributed to yet another five percent increase in its containment Friday, as firefighters continue to build containment lines and cool off the fire front. The fire, 45 percent...