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Burris to speak at state school boards conference

February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

School officials spend countless hours preparing for worse case scenarios, but what happens in the days following a crisis was uncharted territory for Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris. “I’ve been in school administration for more than 20 years, and I have been involved in developing and implementing emergency plans, but we...

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Fests will seek funding at City Council meeting

February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City councilors will be asked to fund this year’s UFO and Fiddle and Griddle festivals again this year using Lodgers Tax revenue at their regular meeting tonight. UFO Festival planners are asking for $75,000 in Lodger’s taxes. This year’s festival is...

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First day of early voting for city election draws a good turnout

February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Voters turned out in good numbers during the first day of early voting Wednesday for the municipal elections. City Clerk Sharon Coll reported at least 120 ballots were cast by 4:30 p.m. “I think it’s going really well,” Coll said. City Hall is the only...

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J.O.Y. Writers hold series finale Sunday

February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The J.O.Y. Writers will bring their 14th anniversary series of readings to a close at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will feature the work of the J.O.Y. Writers. The reading will...

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How sweet!

February 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

CASA kids Angelita Luevano, left, and Sarah Nichols sort through Valentine gifts that were delivered by Jessie Sjue of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, right, at the CASA office, Tuesday. Student Services at ENMU-R partnered with Chaves County CASA to...

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2 arrested, charged with racketeering

February 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police arrested a man and a woman in connection with racketeering charges on Feb. 6, according to a Roswell Police Department news release. Calvin Reese, 23, and Myranda Salayandia, 19, were arrested after a Roswell Police Department officer pulled...

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Teen missing since Feb. 1

February 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kenia Cuevas, 15, of Roswell, has been missing since Feb. 1. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about Kenia, please contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or 575-624-7590. ...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: John Helms

February 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Helms, 37, is wanted for possession of methamphetamine, and delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia. Helms is described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Helms’ location is...

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Raffle to benefit Roswell Refuge

February 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Refuge is holding a teddy bear raffle and diamond give-away. Don’t miss this Valentine’s treat that can provide a toy for that young girl in your life or for your bride of many years. At a cost of $2, you can buy a teddy bear for your...

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State’s Extraterrestrial Culture Day recognizes otherworldly visitors

February 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico celebrates Extraterrestrial Culture Day today, to “celebrate and honor all past, present and future extraterrestrial visitors.” These cuddly greenies can be found at Roswell Landing Gift Shop on Main Street. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Have...