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Gov praises RISD for fiscal responsibility

July 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell was among seven school districts in the state praised for protecting dollars in the classroom by Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera in a recent press release from the New Mexico Public Education Department. Roswell Independent School District was applauded as the example in the southeast part of the state for...

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The Rockets' Red Glare

July 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fireworks erupt in the night sky during the Roswell Sertoma Mike Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza Monday evening at Cielo Grande Recreation Area. (Mark Wilson Photo) The severe drought may have curbed firework fun for some New Mexico residents this...

Until next year: 2011 UFO Festival comes to an end

July 5, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

E.T.’s young and old prepare to take the stage during the 2011 Roswell UFO Festival Alien Costume Contest, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) As things were wrapping up Monday with this year’s UFO Festival, organizers behind the event said it was a...

Pets like to dress up and be admired

July 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Rico Suave, right, and Blossom, all decked out in their alien finery, prepare to compete in the 2011 UFO Festival Alien Pet Costume Contest Saturday morning at the Roswell Convention Center. A horse entered the alien pet costume contest for the first time at...

Soren transforms; takes top priz

July 3, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Soren Thorsted, 4, wore a Transformers costume that allowed him to turn into a New Mexico State Police car during the alien costume contest at the Pueblo Auditorium, Saturday. The lad won best alien costume and first place in the TV/movie personality category...

UFO Festival Schedule July 3rd

July 3, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

9 a.m. Vendors open in museum parking lot 9:30–11 a.m. Lecture Library: Denis Denocla, “Presence and the UMMO File” 10–11:30 a.m. Lectures Video Room: Diana Perla Chapa, “The Mayan Predictions — Extra Terrestrial...

Alien Wine Festival the spot to be on a hot summer day

July 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Olivia Tafoya, right, and Jeanne Tipton sample various wine on selection at the Wine Festival during the 2011 UFO Festival Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Seeking refuge from the mid-afternoon heat and humidity on Friday, UFO Festival-goers cooled down with...

Singer, guitarist Tom Blake: Music beneficial, therapeutic

July 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Tom Blake prepares to play at the Alien Wine Festival, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Among the thousands of new faces in town this weekend for the UFO Festival, one face is familiar — that of local musician Tom Blake. Born and raised in...

Stars come out for Festival

July 3, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roy Thinnes talks to a fan about “The Invaders,” Friday at the UFO Museum and Research Center. Also pictured is Mira Furlan, far left. (Mark Wilson Photo) Out-of-town visitors may not catch a glimpse of an extraterrestrial this weekend, but...

Welcome, strangers

July 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Earthlings (?) visiting the 2011 UFO Festival check out aliens on display at the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The liftoff of 8,000 green, yellow, blue and orange brightly-colored balloons in the sky over Roswell...