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‘Beauty and the Beast’

April 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

American Family Theater actors from Philadelphia perform “Beauty and the Beast” for area fifth- and sixth-graders, bringing a taste of the stage to Pueblo Auditorium, Wednesday morning. The presentation was supported by the RISD Creative Learning Center’s Arts Connect. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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ARC of NM, Center for Self Advocacy hold conference

April 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students in the Advocates in Action club at Oñate High School pose with speakers Amira Rasheed and Adam Shand at the Self Advocacy Leadership Conference, Wednesday. (Amy Vogelsang Photo) “Advocacy means to stick up for what you believe in,” The ARC of...

Crime Stoppers, Neighborhood Watch address United Way board

April 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The board of United Way of Chaves County hosted Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch at their meeting at the Boys & Girls Club, Wednesday. The purpose of the talk was to discuss safety in Chaves County. President of Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch...

Burglars busy on S. Union

April 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

South Union Avenue has been subjected to a rash of crimes. The area from the 3000 block to the 3400 block has been hit by burglars five times in the past 10 days. On April 12, a resident reported $2,000 worth of items stolen. Two days later, another residence...

20 dogs, 15 cats to receive new homes

April 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Animal Services had a record number of adoptions on Saturday, with 20 dogs and 15 cats adopted by Doggy Saviors and the Animal Welfare Alliance for re-homing. “We have picked up multiple cats and multiple dogs, usually with litters, multiple...

Guitar man

April 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Richard Smith plays his guitar at the corner of Second and Main streets on a chilly Tuesday morning. Smith, originally from Wisconsin, is a regular fixture in downtown Roswell. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Horse slaughterhouse wins feds OK

April 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Valley Meat Co. sits at a bend on a quiet road surrounded by farm and ranchland near Roswell. The picturesque location is serene as most New Mexico wide-open spaces. But outside the gates that contain a metal building and empty wooden livestock stalls waits...

New VA plan will expedite claims

April 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an effort to reduce the backlog of veterans benefit claims, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer. VA claims raters will now make...

Hoteliers warned about crime during RPD meeting

April 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department held a meeting, Friday, at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce between the motel and hotel managers and the Hotel Interdiction Unit. The program, hosted by Sgt. Ty Sharpe, will be the first of many quarterly meetings designed to...

Early Intervention Program in danger

April 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tobosa Developmental Services encouraged parents and community members to join the organization’s effort to save its Early Intervention Program, Monday at the Roswell Public Library. For more than 30 years, Tobosa has received funding and positive reviews...