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City on graffiti patrol

February 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Graffiti is an aspect of modern life. In days gone by, the graffiti artist had to carve his or her creations into rock or concrete. Now a can of spray paint can go far. Businesses and homes get hit daily. However, Mike Mathews, Roswell’s director of Special Services, says, “Our city looks pretty good compared [&hellip...

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Film and Media Day set for today

February 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Marvel’s Avengers and the television shows Breaking Bad and In Plain Sight, will hold open casting calls in Santa Fe during New Mexico Film and Media Day today, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Our top casting directors from the state will be...

Couples tie the Valentine’s Day knot

February 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Church bells may not have been ringing, but that didn’t stop a steady stream of soon-to-be newlyweds from taking advantage of Chaves County’s special Valentine’s Day event. Officials transformed the Chaves County Administrative...

Push is on to save Youth ChalleNGe

February 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Local city officials and state lawmakers are pressing the Legislature to save the Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Roswell from possible closure. In an effort to raise awareness of the program, 34 cadets and some of the organization’s program officials spent...

From NMMI cadet to Blue Angel pilot No. 4

February 13, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Lt. Robert Kurrle (Courtesy Photo) Long before Lt. Robert Kurrle became a Navy Blue Angel, he first had to learn to salute. It was at New Mexico Military Institute that the then-18-year-old aspiring aviator received the first military training in his career,...

Vets press Pearce on transportation

February 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Congressman Steve Pearce visits with a constituent during a meet and greet at Roswell Livestock & Farm Supply, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Members of the local Vietnam Veterans of America pressed Congressman Steve Pearce, R-NM, on veteran transportation...

Sage Day festivities set for 2/26

February 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the much-celebrated local canine hero, Sage, will act as the “poster child” to raise funds for the Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve. The Sage Foundation was created to provide funding to dogs who are ill or injured, often...

Kintigh’s curfew clears committee

February 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Roswell lawmaker’s attempt to give municipalities the authority over whether to enact curfew laws for minors, cleared its first hurdle Saturday as it made its way through the House Health and Government Affairs Committee. Rep. Dennis...

Sally Anderson: Art lover, community-minded citizen, treasure

February 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Jonathan Entzminger photo Sally Anderson stands in front of Revolving Door an original painting by her first husband Willard Midgette. Sally Anderson, a community-minded citizen and lover of art, describes herself as an individual born into an upper-middle...

‘We love you this much!’

February 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Kindergartners in Diana Carrasco’s class at Pecos Elementary show off their handmade Valentine’s Day cards that will be delivered to dialysis patients at the Southeast New Mexico Kidney Center on Valentine’s Day. Johnny Gonzales, of the...