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Ezzell: ‘Another wasted day at taxpayers’ expense’

September 9, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The third day of the legislative special session was, “another wasted day at the taxpayers’ expense,” according to Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell. Legislators convened at 11 a.m. on Thursday. After starting late, Ezzell said legislators were on the floor for less than 40 minutes. The sole presentation for the day was that performed by [&hellip...

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State suspends free fuel program

September 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Due to the program’s high cost, the drought, and the increased possibility of forest fires, the free public fuel wood program has been suspended. According to a press release from the New Mexico State Land Office, State Land Commissioner Ray Powell has...

‘How doth the little busy bee …

September 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

…improve each shining hour?’ By gathering pollen from Pecos puzzle sunflowers at the southern end of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday morning.(Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Glow pink in October to fight breast cancer

September 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Cancer Fund Inc. Vice President Julie Morrow holds up a pink lightbulb being sold for the “Enlighten Roswell” fundraising project, which will provide free mammograms to those in need. (Emily Russo Miller Photos) Emily Russo Miller Record...

Roswell Literacy Council teaches more than reading

September 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. The Roswell Literacy Council is...

It’s not too late to sponsor a Field of Honor flag for 9/11

September 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Vanessa Kahin Record Staff Writer It is not too late to sponsor a flag for the local Field of Honor ceremonies set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Karen Bloodhart, chairwoman for the Roswell Field of Honor, said a flag can still...

Local legislators’ take on session

September 8, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Julia Bergman Record Staff Writer Legislators were in planning mode Wednesday at the Roundhouse as they embarked on day two of the legislative special session. Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, said at this time legislators are preparing plans...

Light rainfall makes big difference for Bitter Lake

September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge biologist Jeff Sanchez moves water from one wetland to another, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer A little rain goes a long way in exceptional drought conditions. Bitter Lake National...

The Roswell Refuge goal: Help victims make it on their own

September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Perhaps best known for its shelter, The Roswell Refuge provides...

Task force studies mental health needs

September 7, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In March, the state Legislature passed House Joint Memorial 17, requesting the Interagency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative and member stakeholders to study the needs of people with mental health disorders in crisis. The Memorial Task Force will...