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Parts of Yucca Center closed

July 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City crew preps for a footer for new playground at the Yucca Recreation Center. (Jerry Heck Photo)   The basement and tower of the Yucca Recreation Center, which serves the city’s youth with a variety of recreational activities, have closed. Because the elevator does not accommodate those with disabilities, able-bodied patrons cannot utilize the...

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Tourism increased during 4th of July weekend

July 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Chaves County Tourism Council discussed the UFO Festival and CosmiCon weekends during Monday’s meeting at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico. “From the city’s perspective, I think this was the most well-organized event we...

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Family seeks help after fire

July 15, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Abel Hernandez and his family are requesting financial assistance from the community as they recover from a fire that caused extensive damage to their house at 1618 S. Stanton St. last week. Their home was one of two houses that caught fire after a fire...

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Triathlon sees record number of competitors

July 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Triathletes take a plunge into Lea Lake during the 31st annual Bottomless Triathlon Saturday at Bottomless Lakes State Park. A record number of 150 men, women and children competed in the three-stage event. (Steve Notz Photo)   Overcast morning skies...

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Jewelry business brings Moran from Canada to Roswell

July 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Moran   It was silver jewelry that first drew Fred Moran to the Land of Enchantment, and now some 20-odd years later, Moran is still in the jewelry business — but that is not what he is known for in Chaves County political circles. Moran is wrapping up...

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King: State losing teachers due to “high-stakes testing”

July 13, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Gary King, Democratic candidate for governor, was one of the speakers Friday at the grand opening of the Democratic Party of Chaves County’s new office in the Wilshire Plaza. King said that New Mexico is losing teachers at an alarming rate because of...

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NM Senior Olympics to start Wednesday

July 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

In this 2013 Roswell Daily Record Photo, bikers race during the New Mexico Senior Olympics. (File Photo)   More than 1,000 adults will compete in the New Mexico Senior Olympics July 16-19 to have the chance to go to nationals in 2015. “We have 1,150...

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400-plus Central Americans now at FLETC; Additional detention facilities planned, DHS secretary says

July 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Barbara Gonzalez, press secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leads reporters on a tour Friday of a detention center in Artesia where more than 400 Central American women and children are now staying while they await deportation or an asylum...

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Police Service Aides serve with courtesy

July 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police Service Aide Joe Scott writes a traffic citation Thursday for parking in fire lane at Walmart. The driver came out and a warning was given instead of a ticket. (Jerry Heck Photo)   “You gotta like what you’re doing. You gotta like meeting...

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City considers new convention center

July 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell City Council inched toward a multi-million dollar renovation of the Roswell Convention, Civic & Visitors Center — or possibly toward building an entirely new and even larger convention center. The City Council voted 9-0 Thursday night to...