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Tommy Peña gets 40 years on 8 fed counts

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

A Roswell man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces to a total of 40 years imprisonment for his conviction on eight federal offenses stemming from a carjacking and drive-by shooting in Roswell in April 2010. Tommy Peña, 26, was convicted on charges including conspiracy, carjacking, using and carrying a firearm during [&hellip...

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Judge Loy seeks re-election

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Municipal Judge Larry G. Loy announced his intent this month to run for re-election. Municipal judge candidates and five City Council seats will be on the ballot in the March city election. In a letter regarding his re-election, Loy listed several...

State Parks honors Kasuboski

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Bottomless Lakes State Park superintendent Joe Kasuboski received a director’s award from the New Mexico State Parks Division for his service at the state park. Kasuboski received a director’s award from the NMSPD. He was one of 11 people statewide...

Johnny’s helpers

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Los Chismosas members unpack 13 turkeys that they donated to the Johnny Gonzales Community Volunteer Program, Wednesday afternoon, preparing for the Thanksgiving celebration to be held at Veterans Memorial Hall of American Legion Post No. 28, 1620 N. Montana....

Church hosts annual Turkey Day potluck

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Maxine Kilness fills her plate with turkey, yams and all kinds of other goodies, Wednesday, during the Thanksgiving potluck dinner held at the Country Club Road Church of Christ. (Mark Wilson Photo) For Leanita Langford, the annual Thanksgiving Day potluck...

USCofC rep visits Roswell

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A representative from the United States Chamber of Commerce made a visit to the Roswell Chamber of Commerce to speak about current issues affecting workers across the country. Ted Phlegar, senior counsel for the workforce freedom initiative, spoke about...

Solis addresses legislative mental health committee

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis spoke to a legislative committee on Courts, Corrections and Justice, Monday in Santa Fe. Solis is a member of the House Joint Memorial 17, a task force set up to study the needs and resources available for people with mental...

Nancy Lopez students invite mayor to view model city

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Gifted students at Nancy Lopez Elementary show off their model city to Mayor Del Jurney Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a classroom e-quipped with a model city that spanned three tables, second- through fifth-graders huddled around Mayor Del Jurney,...

Former Detention Center employee arrested for fraud

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Manuel (Manny) Fuentez, 27, former Chaves County Detention Center finance officer, was arrested, Thursday, on one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and four counts of fraudulent transfer or receipt of a credit card. The credit cards used are Wright...

Consensus presents city’s Master Plan

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Representatives from Consensus Planning Inc., a consulting firm based in Albuquerque, presented the Downtown Master Plan they created for the city, to a packed room in the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the master plan is to...