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Roundhouse Day 6

September 14, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Contradicting the views coming from the Republican party that the legislative special session is progressing slowly, Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, said the session is moving no slower than any other time. “Last time (redistricting) took 17 days. We’re not there yet.” Jennings said the hold-up for redistricting is due in large part...

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Roth recounts Holocaust experience to rapt audience

September 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Every pew in Gateway Church in Roswell was filled Monday evening, and about 300 people leaned in close to hear the life story of Holocaust survivor Irving Roth, an 82-year-old Czech native who survived two death camps,...

Is the sand dune lizard really an endangered species?

September 13, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer (Mark Wilson Photo: Chaves County Commissioner chairman Greg Nibert points to a member of the audience during a meeting with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials Thursday evening.) Is the sand dune lizard really an...

Area dogs compete in Dog Show

September 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Terriers vie for approval and bragging rights during the 53rd Annual Rio Pecos Kennel Club AKC All Breed Dog Show Saturday at RIAC Park. (Mark Wilson Photo) Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer With special primping, yummy treats and all the attention a dog...

Special Session: Week 2

September 13, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer At a cost of $50,000 a day, the fifth legislative day of the special session ended yesterday with little progress made, continuing to fuel the fury that taxpayers’ money is being wasted. Legislators now have less than two...

Faubus-McCarty to join Daily Record staff

September 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Roswell Daily Record Publisher Charles Fischer announced Monday that the departing executive director of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce will be the newspaper’s new advertising director. Dorrie Faubus-McCarty, the...

AGO Roadshow makes a stop

September 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King introduced his staff at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The AGO gave two presentations at the Civic Center — one on the Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act with a second on Meth Awareness and...

Roswell pays respects to the fallen

September 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Cadets place flags representing victims of 9/11 in the Field of Honor on New Mexico Military Institute’s Stapp Field, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photos) Emotive yet solemn, the Field of Honor celebration Saturday at the New Mexico Military Institute...

Bitter Lake: Dragonflies, and reptiles too

September 11, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

At left, Joann Romero and granddaughter Nevaeh, 2, check out an American alligator on display courtesy of the Rio Grande Zoo during the Dragonfly Festival Saturday at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. (Mark Wilson Photo) Despite the unusually rainy...

Waymaker sings tribute

September 11, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Following a video depicting images of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Waymaker Church Choir, the Roswell Symphony Orchestra and the New Mexico Military Institute Vocal Ensemble opened the church’s tribute to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with the song...