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3 dead in plane crash

December 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, three people died when a plane went down 37 miles west of Roswell. Shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopters located the wreckage of a plane in an area described as heavily wooded. The terrain has impeded search and rescue crews. Reports on Wednesday remain [&hellip...

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Gov. proclaims NM Civil Air Patrol Day

December 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Those who perform search and rescue duties, assist with emergency services and conduct cadet programs will be honored statewide today. Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed Dec. 1, 2011, Civil Air Patrol Day in New Mexico. CAP, which was esablished by Congress Dec....

P&Z sends Plan to City Council

December 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A master plan for Roswell’s downtown area was unanimously recommended for City Council approval by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission in its regular meeting, Tuesday evening. The commission also recommended that the Railroad District be designated...

Big Brother, Sisters receive donation

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Amanda Ware of Big Brothers Big Sisters receives a donation from Tom Jennings and Darryl Burkhead of MainStreet Roswell, Tuesday. The money was raised from proceeds generated from the recent Zombie Walk and were divided with Harvest Ministries. (Mark Wilson...

Fifth annual Heart Gallery hopes to create families

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Attendees check out the photographs on display during the Heart Gallery reception in honor of National Adoption Month, Tuesday evening, at the Chaves County Administration Building. (Mark Wilson Photo) For dozens of children in Chaves County, the holidays may...

County reviews redistricting

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Chaves County Commission held a redistricting workshop Tuesday morning to review the maps prepared by state Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, of New Mexico Demographics. With five redistricting concepts in hand, commissioners planned to extensively examine the...

RPD didn’t violate man’s rights in stop

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

On Nov. 20, Carl Roy Burleson pleaded guilty to charges of felon in possession of a firearm in Las Cruces Federal Court. The guilty plea followed a three-year-long court battle and appeals process after his arrest on May 2, 2008. The final ruling was...

Tree of Hope goes up at RMAC

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Students from All Saints Catholic School decorate the Tree of Hope with the help of elves from Assisteens at the Roswell Museum and Arts Center, Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Tree of Hope arises every year at Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W....

Court rules in favor of RISD

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In a lawsuit involving the distribution of small rubber figurines, meant to represent fetuses, on school property, the United States Federal District Court, sitting in Albuquerque, ruled in favor of the Roswell Independent School District. The case, Taylor v....

RISD fails to make AYP for 09-10 year

November 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Independent School District did not make Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2009-2010 school year, required by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The NMPED, which is regulated on the federal level, outlines 37 criteria school districts have...