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Solis addresses legislative mental health committee

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis spoke to a legislative committee on Courts, Corrections and Justice, Monday in Santa Fe. Solis is a member of the House Joint Memorial 17, a task force set up to study the needs and resources available for people with mental health disorders. Solis has been a long-time proponent of mental [&hellip...

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Nancy Lopez students invite mayor to view model city

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Gifted students at Nancy Lopez Elementary show off their model city to Mayor Del Jurney Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a classroom e-quipped with a model city that spanned three tables, second- through fifth-graders huddled around Mayor Del Jurney,...

Former Detention Center employee arrested for fraud

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Manuel (Manny) Fuentez, 27, former Chaves County Detention Center finance officer, was arrested, Thursday, on one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and four counts of fraudulent transfer or receipt of a credit card. The credit cards used are Wright...

Consensus presents city’s Master Plan

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Representatives from Consensus Planning Inc., a consulting firm based in Albuquerque, presented the Downtown Master Plan they created for the city, to a packed room in the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the master plan is to...

Peachtree thanks veterans at dinner

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Military Institute commandant Brig. Gen. Richard V. Geraci greets residents and guests of Peachtree Retirement Village attending the Veterans Thank You For Our Freedom Dinner, Tuesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The parallel between past and...

Johnny needs groceries for Turkey Day feast

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Johnny Gonzales, founder of the Community Volunteer Program, is seeking public assistance for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is scheduled to take place on Nov. 24, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 N. Montana Ave. “We usually feed up to 800 people and...

Mayoral proclamation notes American Education Week

November 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mayor Del Jurney officially announced the week of Nov. 13 through Nov. 18 as “American Education Week,” Tuesday afternoon. Eva Gomez, Roswell Education Association president, and Mike Kakuska, Roswell Independent School District’s assistant...

Prepping for winter

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This squirrel is doing what squirrels do best. He raided a birdfeeder and decided that the cat castle gave the best vantage point of his surroundings. Right now he is packing on the pounds, or in this case ounces, in preparation for winter. (Jessica Palmer...

Montoya pleads not guilty

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mario Montoya, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence and felon in possession of a firearm in 5th District Court, Monday morning. The charges stem from the alleged revenge killing of Jericole Coleman, 21, on...

Unity Center future possibilites examined

November 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Buildings and Lands Committee will examine three possibilities concerning the building located at 1500 W. College Blvd., which most recently housed the Unity Center, according to City Councilor Jason Perry, who is chair of the committee. These three...