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Roswell’s new schools chief takes on truancy

March 23, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The mother of a 6-year-old student faced a Chaves County District Court judge Thursday as the first defendant in Roswell Independent School District’s new anti-truancy program. She was found guilty of allowing her child to rack up more than 10 unexcused absences. Norma Rutiaga pleaded “no contest” to one count of failing to enforce the [&hellip...

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ILEA-R celebrates its graduating class

March 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rudolph Rodriguez of Belize checks out his group picture and diploma during the ILEA Graduation Ceremony, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) International Law Enforcement Academy- Roswell welcomed more members to its growing family Friday, as it hosted a...

Gomez: I’m about peace, justice and uniting people through Christ

March 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Letricia Gomez (Courtesy Photo) When asked to sum up her life’s work, Leticia Gomez said: “I’m all about peace and justice.” she paused, “and unity. My goal is to unite people through Christ.” She has a missionary spirit. Born in Artesia, Gomez...

Livestock officials investigate horse killing

March 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico livestock officers are investigating allegations of animal cruelty following the public release of a YouTube video by animal welfare advocates apparently showing a local man shooting a horse at his home near Roswell. The video reportedly shows Tim...

County shows off driving simulator

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brenda Sanchez reacts after crashing her “vehicle” on an impaired and distracted driving simulator during a Chaves County Commission meeting, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Chaves County Commission approved Thursday a budget increase to the...

Gessing: NM relies too much on Feds

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Addressing the Roswell Rotary Club at Best Western Sally Port Inn, Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing said Thursday New Mexico’s reliance on the federal government stunts the state’s economic growth. Based in Albuquerque, the foundation is a...

Will CID make priority call?

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Carlsbad Irrigation District’s Board of Directors will meet April 2, to discuss possible solutions to its lack of water, after legislation that would have provided $2.5 million toward its efforts failed to pass the state Legislature. Senate Bill 462,...

Horse slaughter video sparks outrage

March 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

Animal activists throughout the country uncovered a graphic video this week shot by a former Valley Meat Co. maintenance employee, inciting a firestorm of outrage against the Roswell company. The proposed horse slaughterhouse expects to be issued a U.S....

Puppy, people perambulate

March 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wendy Deichman, right, and Natasha Yates walk their puppy Kaia along West Third Street next to the Spring River Golf Course on the first day of spring, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

And things that go BOOM in the night

March 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Area residents were startled Tuesday night as the ground trembled beneath their feet and the waves of sonic booms erupted in Roswell’s usually quiet night sky. Some city officials remained in the dark about the military operations Thursday afternoon. “I...