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Steve Smith is all about family, community, church and birds

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Smith takes care of the feathered ones. Jessica Palmer Photo Roswell born and bred, Steve Smith boasts a family line in Roswell that stretches back five generations. Smith has a respect for heritage and history, but he is also a man with a reverence for the future of the community and the legacy he [&hellip...

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Lack of funds causes Foundation to close

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

After nearly 15 years of philanthropic leadership in Chaves County, the Community Foundation of Chaves County will be closing its doors Oct. 31 due to a lack of operational funds. The CFCC board of directors reached its decision at a closed board meeting...

ESGR takes bosses for a Black Hawk chopper ride

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Civilians enjoy their ride aboard a Black Hawk helicopter during the ESGR support program, Friday. Mark Wilson Photo While traveling at speeds of 145 mph, you sit harnessed, wearing ear buds that only slightly mute the noise of the fervorous spinning chopper...

Semi carrying hazmat overturns

September 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mark Wilson Photo The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police Emergency Response Officers converged upon the scene of an overturned semi-truck on US 70 and 285, around 1 p.m. Friday. The semi was coming into Roswell, southbound. It...

At Boys & Girls Club, ‘it’s not only for now, it’s for the future, too’

September 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Demonstrating its longstanding commitment to the welfare of...

Zippity do-dah

September 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cat Parker screams with delight while riding a zipline during a student resource fair held at ENMU-R, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

It’s the capsaicin in those yummy chiles!

September 7, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Felix Romero picks chile peppers at Graves Farm and Garden, Thursday morning. Mark Wilson Photo As a piquant aroma, faintly stinging the nose, wafted in the air, around 10 workers, clad in long sleeves and hats, bent over some of the greenest acreage in...

Bitter Lake bloomers

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Visitors to this year’s Dragonfly Festival will be treated to a colorful display of blooming sunflowers at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

The Salvation Army ‘picks up the pieces’

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. With a mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human...

Mathis tells Desk & Derrick there’s ‘no replacement for oil’

September 6, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Filmmaker Mark Mathis hands Judy Stubbs a business card prior to his speech at the Civic Center, Wednesday. Noah Vernau Photo The Desk & Derrick Club of Roswell held its 60th annual industry appreciation banquet at the Civic Center, Wednesday, welcoming...