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Sheriff Coon: SO now up to full staff

January 9, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon announced Wednesday that the SO is now up to full staff. “We have been running between 85 to 90 percent for a while now. We’re up to 100 percent. There are not many agencies of this size in the state (that) can say that. It’s a kind of a milestone.” [&hellip...

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21 Days of Prayer and Fasting kicks off

January 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Worshipers pray during the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting at the Civic Center, Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) Mackey Ventures and Put God First Ministries Inc. hosted a kick-off for the second annual 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting event Tuesday at the...

Gray sets focus on retirement funds, balancing state budget

January 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Like other legislators, Rep. William “Bill” Gray, R-Artesia, is busy preparing for the state’s 60-day 2013 legislative session, which begins next week. “Sixty days in Santa Fe is a long time,” he said. However, he also said it may not be long enough...

Police catch Servantez

January 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Crystal Servantez, 29, was apprehended Monday night when an off-duty police officer recognized her in Walgreens, 1835 N. Main St., where she was caught shoplifting mint-flavored dental floss and Ibuprofen. Servantez was listed on the Dec. 5 Daily Record’s...

City Council meets Thursday

January 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council is expected to vote on whether to approve a budget adjustment to fulfill the Roswell Police Department’s request for its own attorney, during its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave....

Police seek more information in stabbing case

January 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police responded to a call about a stabbing in the 2300 block of North Garden Avenue. According to police records, a man stumbled out into the street around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers arrived at the scene to find a large quantity of blood on the bathroom...

Education and right-to-work legislation are toward the top of Candy Spence Ezzell’s 2013 priority list

January 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, hopes 2013 will see the state’s legislature figure out several issues, such as how to protect the retirement benefits of public employees. Ezzell said, two years ago, there were reports that retirement funds were going...

Underage drinking, DWI focus of county commission meeting

January 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding whether the county should adopt a property tax rebate ordinance that would benefit low income tax payers during its monthly meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. at the County Administrative...

How high can you fly?

January 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sandhill cranes begin to take flight Friday morning at a frozen Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge after an overnight snowfall. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

2012 crime in review

January 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

As 2013 begins, it is time to review the statistics for 2012. The Roswell Police Department’s statistics are tabulated periodically. The compilation of the annual total has been delayed since statistical data has yet to be integrated into the new computer...