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State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Dist. 32, seeds a field Monday. Local farmers are not reporting many negative effects from the second week of the federal shutdown.

Fed shutdown fails to upset local agriculture

October 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jill McLaughlin Photo State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Dist. 32, seeds a field Monday. Local farmers are not reporting many negative effects from the second week of the federal shutdown. Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer While farmers and livestock producers nationally struggle to get access to vital federal reports before planting winter crops, local farmers...

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Participants in an immigration rally in Roswell on Sunday greet the “On the Road to Citizenship” Caravan bus with picket signs and American flags.

Immigration caravan stops in Roswell

October 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mark Wilson Photo Participants in an immigration rally in Roswell on Sunday greet the “On the Road to Citizenship” Caravan bus with picket signs and American flags. Tess Townsend Record Staff Writer About 100 protesters gathered at Pioneer Park Sunday...

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Artesia man is convicted of CSP

October 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer James Butler, 49, of Artesia, was convicted of one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor under the age 13, a first-degree felony; two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under the age 13, and one count of...

Affordable Care Act means some may have to change health plans

October 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tess Townsend Record Staff Writer This is the second installment of a three-part series about how local residents can adapt to the Affordable Care Act. Who needs to sign up? The open enrollment period for health plans on the exchange started October 1 and...

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Pre-employment fingerprinting process to change

October 8, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer Starting Nov. 1, the Roswell Police Department, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police will no longer perform pre-employment fingerprinting and background checks. The process is being computerized...

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Local dies in crash

October 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell man, Damian Hernandez, died as a result of a single-car roll-over accident on Wednesday. The crash occurred at 5401 S. Sunset Ave. According to the Department of Public Safety report, the 2000 Pontiac passenger car was traveling south bound on...

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Chalk up another fun block party for RMAC

October 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Reagan Bradford works on a chalk drawing on the sidewalk in front of the Roswell Museum and Art Center Saturday. (Kelly Berrones Photo) Hundreds flocked to enjoy a day of free art activities Saturday at the annual block party of the Roswell Museum and Art...

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‘Biking for Boobies’ team stops by Roswell

October 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nate Frankoski, left, and Mike Buonaiuto are biking 3,700 miles from Boca Raton, Fla., to Los Angeles to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Two Florida men dressed in colorful body tights are on a cross-country...

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Grandparents want justice for Jonathan

October 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

The grandparents of the month-old baby who died in September have vowed to see justice for Jonathan. Grandmother Andrea spoke of the pain and the torment she felt as she watched her grandson dying in the Albuquerque hospital and the joy felt when he was born....

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Little Rainbow and 3 models win Wool Lead competition

October 6, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Caysi Wood, 6, poses with her winning sheep Little Rainbow at the Wool Lead competition Friday. (Tess Townsend Photo) Contestants ranging in age from 2 to 9 years old wowed judges with sophisticated homemade fashion in Friday’s Wool Lead competition at the...