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Senate committee to hear fracking bill

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Senate Conservation Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 2 p.m. today that would ban horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New Mexico. SB 547, sponsored by Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces, would amend the Oil and Gas Act to prohibit the practice better known as “fracking.” Fracking injects fluid at a high pressure [&hellip...

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RAC honors Larry Hansen’s service

February 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

John Hansen, seated, Jason Perry and Tom Jennings attend a dedication for a bench honoring John’s father, Larry Hansen at the Roswell Adult Center, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Family, friends and admirers of Larry Hansen gathered Wednesday at...

Ride ’em, cowboy!

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Doc Dison of Las Cruces and his steer Blizzard acknowledge passers-by while promoting the Gold N’ Cash Roundup location at 1107 S. Main St.#, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Armed school staffers?

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state’s Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 8 a.m. today that would allow up to three school employees to carry a concealed handgun on school property. State law prohibits anyone from carrying guns on school property, except police...

RFD suspects arson in Mulberry fires

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Department investigators suspect arson in a recent spate of fires that have occurred along the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue. Fire Marshal Bill Wells said, “It’s no coincidence that we have had four structure fires in a one-block area...

Marshalls coming to Mall in fall

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell area shoppers should soon have a new national retail store and a tasty dessert shop to visit at the Roswell Mall. Plans are in place for the mega, off-price retailer Marshalls to open a 25,000-square-foot store next to Hobby Lobby in the fall mall...

60 attend Watch meeting

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

More than 60 members of Neighborhood Watch gathered to meet City Counselor Jason Perry, and Deputy Chiefs Brad McFadin and Philip Smith at Fulkerson Services, Thursday. The RPD Criminal Investigation Division’s Detective Albert Aldana joined the deputy...

Road closures: 2-27-13

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation began road repairs to seal cracks in the pavement this week on Second Street. Routes scheduled for repairs include U.S. 380, U.S. 70, U.S. 54, U.S. 82, U.S. 62/180, U.S. 60, N.M. 82, N.M. 128, and N.M. 48. Drivers...

Brief snow surprise

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mother Nature treated Roswell with a brief glimpse of winter, providing a light lacework of snow upon the trees, Monday morning. With the 20 mph winds, the temperature struggled to achieve 50 degrees, much less the 55 degrees that had been predicted. (Jessica...

Water bill to increase 22% starting in March

February 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In March, homeowners will pay 22.11 percent more for water and sewer services, following an ordinance recently passed by City Council. The rates will again increase in 2014 by 7.69 percent. In 2015, they will increase by 7.13 percent and by 6.67 percent in...