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Deadline for animal fair entries is July 7

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The deadline to enter animals into shows for the 2014 Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair is July 7. “The entries are … just to get a number count (of animals),” said Shannon Wooton, the extension home economist for Chaves County. The fee to enter animals starts at $3 but does not go higher than [&hellip...

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Murray: Education has to change if US is to compete

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gen. Douglas Murray, dean of academics for New Mexico Military Institute, discusses the state of education with the Roswell Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The focus of education in the U.S. will need to embrace completion over...

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Altrusa Club seeks to rename park

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Altrusa Club recently requested the city Parks and Recreation Commission consider changing the name of the Missouri Avenue Park to Altrusa Park. Deborah Goluska, Altrusa member and former club president, asked the commissioners to consider...

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City leaders scrutinize ad spending

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

David Hayduk, president and CEO of HK Advertising of Santa Fe, shows promotional brochures his firm is working on to City Councilor Tabitha Denny after a City Council workshop Tuesday night. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   All 10 Roswell city councilors attended a...

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Pilot program for local VA access in the works

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

If all goes according to plans discussed Friday in Albuquerque between U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., and Veterans Affairs administrators, a pilot program to allow veterans in Roswell and other Southeast New Mexico communities to see local doctors instead of...

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Pioneer Bank: TV reports of hacked accounts inaccurate

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque erroneously reported on television and on its website Tuesday that customer accounts at Pioneer Bank had possibly been hacked, according to a released statement from the bank. KRQE reported this without verifying the accuracy of...

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Cosmicon returns to Roswell Mall Friday

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fans pause for a group-selfie during the 2014 Roswell Filmfest. This year’s Cosmicon kicks off on July 4 at the Roswell Mall and will feature out-of-this-world fun, including Garrett Wang of “Star Trek Voyager” fame and Dr. Who’s TARDIS. (Submitted...

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Planetarium to hold programs during fest

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Space. The final frontier. But you don’t have to book a flight on the USS Enterprise to experience the cosmos. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium opened Monday in preparation for the UFO Festival with daily programs from now until next Monday. The...

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Parks commissioners discuss bike trail improvements

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jane Batson, director of Embrace Inc., at left, and Tim Rogers, an expert in active transportation planning from Santa Fe, second from left, presented a slide show to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday explaining ways the city could improve the...

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Film Fest gives awards to local, int’l filmmakers

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The cast and crew of “We the People,” which won Best Picture and several other awards. The filmmaker, Adam Tomlinson, traveled from Toronto to shoot the film. (Christina Stock Photo)   Films appear seamless and beautiful to the audience but there is...