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Feel the heat

January 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Firefighters perform liquid propane gas drills at the Louis Jones Training Facility, Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photos) [/auth...

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Sheriff supports Second Amendment

January 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

As the national government debates possible federal gun restrictions, 29 members of the New Mexico Sheriffs Association, including Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon, met at the state Capitol Thursday to declare their support of the Second Amendment. Coon said...

Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Daly recalls Japanese attack

January 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Roy Daly (Noah Vernau Photo) When Roy Daly enlisted in the Navy as an apprentice seaman in 1936, the 18-year-old Neches, Texas, native had decided he “just wanted to see what it was all about.” Daly, now 95, says that while he doesn’t remember as much...

Dinner, hunks to highlight Sage Foundation fundraiser

January 18, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sage the Search and Rescue Dog leads the parade held in her honor as she rides in the side-car of Patriot Guard co-capitan Mike Murphy’s motorcycle, Feb. 26, 2011. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve will hold a fundraising dinner and...

Job Corps students clear phragmites at Bitter Lake

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students and instructors from Roswell Job Corps clear phragmites, a large perennial grass, at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge for an eventual burn by fire crews, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Twenty-seven students from Roswell Job Corps volunteered their...

Salinas guilty

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After deliberating four-and-a-half hours, the jury that heard the case of New Mexico vs Harvey Salinas found the defendant guilty on charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Arnulfo Villela Jr., and guilty on the charges of unlawful carrying...

Pearce addresses state Legislature

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce speaks to the a joint session of the state Legislature in Santa Fe, Thursday. (Philip Fischer Photo) Week 1 of the 51st legislative session closed Thursday after a day featuring a joint session with an address by Congressman Steve...

Judge Ralph D. Shamas dies

January 17, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ralph Shamas is sworn in as a judge for the 5th Judicial District at the Chaves County Courthouse in this June 17, 2005, file photo. Shamas died Thursday. He was 65. (Record File Photo) The Honorable Ralph D. Shamas, 65, died Thursday morning after a...

State Legislature gets under way

January 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

After being sworn into the state Senate Tuesday, Sen. Cliff Pirtle (center right) stands on the Senate floor with, from left, brother Ryan Pirtle, father Randy Pirtle, brother Jack Pirtle and wife Aysia Pirtle. In all, Pirtle said 22 family members joined him...

Harvey Salinas murder trial Day 2

January 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The second day of the jury trial for Harvey Salinas began with a review of the crime scene investigation. Salinas is charged with second-degree murder for the July 6 shooting of Arnulfo Villela Jr. Crime Scene Technician Laverne Amir told the jury about...