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Perry looks to create city medical marijuana law

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

City Council will consider a new ordinance that would place heavy restrictions on the distribution of medical marijuana within city borders. The new law would essentially ban state-licensed medical marijuana distributors from locating in city limits and selling to patients. City Councilor Jason Perry proposed the set of rules Tuesday to the Planning and...

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Students to help educate on distracted driving

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Corey Stevens, left, of Goddard High School and the New Mexico Leadership Institute, and Katy Gumford, Roswell High School student body president, are helping educate the community during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)...

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City asks residents to help with weeds

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City code enforcement is asking residents to do some yard work and cut down on weeds. Recent rains in Roswell have encouraged weeds to grow. The city’s code enforcement department has received a high number of complaints about overgrown weeds throughout the...

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Refuge offers domestic violence survivors sanctuary

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cindy Wilson, executive director of the Roswell Refuge, a shelter for battered adults, speaks to the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo) Domestic violence is much more common than you think, and it happens way too often — and chances are good you...

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Boys & Girls Club plans Spring Break events

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Children from the Boys & Girls Club in Roswell enjoy the spring weather on Monday and inspect the flowers that they planted back in October. The Boys & Girls Club will be hosting a Mix-It-Up event during Spring Break next week featuring several field...

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City committee keeps old airport tower property

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city Building and Lands Committee opted Monday not to recommend handing over the Old Roswell Airport Tower property adjacent to Cielo Grande Park to a new youth ministry organization. Lighthouse Youth Ministry, a nonprofit organization owned by Casey and...

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Carlsbad man dies in rollover accident

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Carlsbad man died Sunday when his 2008 Ford pickup rolled over in Eddy County, according to a New Mexico State Police report. Abel Anaya, 38, of Carlsbad was traveling east on Smedley Road near Carlsbad at about 3 a.m., when his pickup drifted across the...

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Judge candidate Arnett feels calling to serve

April 1, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Republican Bobby Arnett is running against incumbent Magistrate Judge K.C. Rogers in Dist. 1. (Courtesy Photo) Magistrate Judge candidate Bobby Arnett said people have a duty and an obligation to serve in the community. “If you want to see the community as...

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Celebrating the arts

March 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Children work their paint brushes during Celebrate the Arts Day at the Roswell Convention Center, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Vietnam veteran active in local groups since ’86

March 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Santiago Vasquez of Roswell displays one of the two Bronze Medals he won during his service in the Vietnam War. Today, Vasquez is very active with the American Legion and an advocate for veterans groups. (Randal Seyler Photo) Vietnam War veteran Santiago...