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New voting centers perform smoothly

February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Election workers at Church of Christ check in voters Tuesday evening using the new Voting Convenience Center equipment. The new system ran smoothly, said Robbie Higgins, presiding judge at the center. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The new voting system experienced few problems and delivered results within 90 minutes after polls closed following Tuesday’s mill...

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Fundraiser earns nearly $1,000 for assault survivor

February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The benefit to raise funds for the victim of a rape who was savagely beaten, stabbed and left for dead raised nearly $1,000. The incident occurred on Jan. 4. The 40-year-old woman is a single mother with two children. She was attacked in her home early in the...

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Second blade found in a shopping cart handle at Walmart

February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell police officer responded to Walmart around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, after a customer found a razor blade in a shopping cart handle. The customer alerted a store employee and the store notified the police. This is the second incident of this kind reported...

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ENMU-R mill levy fails by wide margin

February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Chaves County clerk’s office employees process paperwork from a polling center Tuesday night, as results arrived during the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell special mill levy election. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The Eastern New Mexico...

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MTP ramps up effort to prevent semi crashes

February 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Motor Transport Police are beefing up patrols in Southeast New Mexico. The increase is part of an ongoing campaign. Officers are being brought in from around the state to try to combat all traffic issues involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles. The...

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Madden uncertain about mill levy vote

February 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (5)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s president was confident he has support for today’s mill levy election but he remained uncertain if he will have the votes in the final hours before election day. “We know that we have the majority of support of...

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City candidates present plans during forum

February 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Council and mayoral candidates were given the chance to speak about their ideas Monday night during a forum at the First Baptist Church. Crime and economic development topped the list across the board for the candidates as each one answered a series of...

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Officer pulls woman out from house fire

February 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell Police officer responding to a house fire Saturday morning kicked open a door to rescue a woman and drag her to safety in the backyard. Officer Chris King arrived on scene to the house on the 300 block of Swinging Spear Road shortly after midnight,...

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They’ve got it!

February 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fifth-graders at Pecos Elementary rehearse with the National Dance Institute of New Mexico’s Statewide Residency Outreach Program for the upcoming performance of “Eureka!,” which will be held at Pueblo Auditorium next Friday at 7 p.m. (Mark Wilson...

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Jurecek’s long journey from Japan to Roswell

February 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jurecek The parents of Roswell resident Mike Jurecek had to go through a special process to bring home their baby boy in 1952. The couple had to get a bill passed by United States Congress to make Jurecek (pronounced jer-eck) their own. Jurecek was adopted by...