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Salas takes home 1st-, 2nd-place trophies

July 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Timothy P. Howsare Photo Roswell car restorer Greg Salas, right, holds a first-place trophy his 1956 Ford Crown Victoria won June 18 at the USO Car Show in Dexter. His 1968 Chevy Nova II won second place. Also pictured is Salas’ cousin, Mario Gonzales, a local boxing instructor who helps him restore cars. Salas said [&hellip...

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Amateur radio club helps keep runners safe, tracks storms

July 10, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randal Seyler Photo Photo above: Leland Jones, left, and Jim Tucker of the Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club prepare for Saturday’s Bottomless Triathlon, where the radio club will help monitor the event. By Randal Seyler Record Staff Writer Whether you’re...

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Martinez faults Obama, Congress on immigrant surge

July 9, 2014 • Local News, State NewsComments (2)

SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is blaming President Barack Obama and Congress for the surge in Central American immigrants attempting to enter the country illegally. The nation’s only Latina governor said in a statement Tuesday the latest wave is a...

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Sheriff candidates raised more than 71K

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The four Republican candidates for Chaves County sheriff collectively raised $71,765 in the GOP primary, equating to about $16.50 per vote. Sheriff-elect Britt Snyder, who defeated Pat Barncastle by just 12 votes, raised 73 percent of the funds raised by...

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Gumball machines still deliver goods

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gumball vendor George Harris gives some gumball to Joann Kreutzberg, an employee of K-Bob’s Steakhouse, on Tuesday in Roswell. (Randal Seyler Photo)   A penny doesn’t buy much these days, but George Harris has a few places where that copper coin...

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Conservancy district approves $10M loan

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District (PVACD) board of directors approved a $10 million loan to purchase land and water rights Tuesday. First American Bank is providing the loan for the PVACD. There will be a 2-mill increase within the district,...

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Reed family abduction case: Mystery, danger remain

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thom Reed at the UFO Museum during this year’s festival. (Jerry Heck Photo)   Thom Reed was among the presenters at UFO Festival last weekend, standing next to a painting on the Abduction Wall in the Roswell UFO Museum. The painting depicts Reed’s...

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Helping veterans cemetery become reality

July 9, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cactus Sam’s RV Club presented a $1,000 check to the Gen. Douglas L. McBride-Roswell Veterans Cemetery. From left are Nancy Browning, Joyce Newsom (hidden in back) Gerald Orr, Howard Gebel, Jim Browning, Glynn Turner (in back) Bob Mierke, John Schaffer, Ray...

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Mardi Gras with aliens

July 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randal Seyler Photo Members of the Revolutonary Snake Ensemble added a touch of Mardi Gras to Saturday’s UFO Festival Parade of Lights in downtown Roswell. Hundreds turned out to enjoy the lighted parade floats and music, bringing an end to Saturday’s...

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Martinez announces state tourism growth numbers

July 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Christina Stock Photo Gov. Susana Martinez visited Roswell Monday to announce an increase in statewide tourism revenues for three consecutive years. She said Roswell has seen a 10 percent spike in its lodgers’ tax revenues so far this year. By Timothy P....