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County OKs special permit

April 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

After including numerous stipulations and issuing a stern forewarning, and over the objections of the Department of Transportation, the county sheriff and the chief of the Midway Volunteer Fire Department, the Chaves County Commission approved a request for three-year renewal of a special use permit for a 40-acre horse training facility at 71 Vista Largo...

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FEMA revises floodplain map

April 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A revised Flood Insurance Rate Map released by FEMA shows area floodplains as significantly smaller, signifying many individuals should be removed from the plains. The new map, put into effect March 23, may change flood insurance rates for residents or even...

NMMI alum tells of Luke’s Wings

April 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

NMMI alumnus and Luke’s Wings co-founder Fletcher Gill speaks with cadets Samuel Epstein, left, and Manny Frias Herrera at Bates Dining Hall, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo To tell the story of Luke’s Wings one must begin with Fletcher Gill and an account...

A student will attend his own funeral today

April 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Emergency personnel extract victims of a staged drunk driving accident scene in front of Hagerman High School Wednesday morning during the Every 15 Minutes program that helps illustrate the dangers of drinking and driving. Mark Wilson Photo State Police...

Pablo Martinez seeking election to District 58 seat

April 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pablo Martinez Pablo Martinez, a Democrat and longtime educator, says he is seeking election to the District 58 House seat. Martinez is challenging Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, for the seat, which encompasses Chaves County. This is not the first time...

Local students step back to the past

April 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sebastion Rodriguez views a stereoscope as classmate Ray Horton waits his turn during a field trip made by fourth graders from East Grand Plains Elementary to the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo Fourth-grade...

Chamber has Aggie spirit!!!

April 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell “Chamber Girls” Jenieva Ornelas, Candace Lewis and Kathleen Garcia (top row) paint the town crimson with Jennifer Green and Mallory Driggers in an effort to spread Aggie spirit to Roswell. The public, as well as NMSU alumni and Aggie fans,...

The tale as old as time…

April 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Summer Souza rehearses her role as Belle for the upcoming presentation of Beauty and the Beast at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Showtimes are Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m., with additional...

Sheriff Coon recalls carnage of 1980 prison riot

April 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sheriff Rob Coon speaks at the Roswell Public Library, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Chaves County Sherriff Rob Coon spoke at the Roswell Public Library, Saturday, sharing stories of his time as a state policeman during the February 1980 New Mexico State...

ACLU sues city

April 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the city of Roswell on Thursday, alleging city police officers violated the First Amendment free speech rights of Joshua and Jeremy De Los Santos, members of Old Paths Baptist Church....