Vet cemetery dedication ceremony Monday

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Improvements were completed on a cul-de-sac on property earmarked for a new veterans cemetery at South Park Cemetery. The site will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Roswell-Chaves County Veterans Cemetery will be dedicated Monday, Dec. 30, during a groundbreaking ceremony at its newly improved site at South Park Cemetery....

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Health insurance mandate has been dropped for some

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Some who had health insurance in 2013 can skirt the Affordable Care Act mandate that almost all individuals have health plans by March 31. Holders of health insurance plans cancelled due to not meeting new guidelines set down by the act can apply for...


Bring home safety into the new year

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Give yourself the gift of added security this New Year’s.   • Consider adding a deadbolt lock to your outside doors. An in-handle key and lock system is often not enough to prevent entry into a home. • A great lock does not help if the home has a...


AG’s Valley Meat lawsuit not heard this week

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

The lawsuit filed last week by Attorney General Gary King against Valley Meat in Santa Fe will not likely be heard in the next few days, according to the attorney for the proposed horse slaughter facility. King asked the court to immediately block Valley Meat...


Quam arrested for extreme animal cruelty

December 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

Quam The Roswell Police Department arrested a 27-year-old Roswell man on charges of extreme animal cruelty, Sunday. New Mexico statutes define extreme cruelty to animals as any act where a person intentionally tortures, mutilates, injures or poisons an animal...


Small changes for providers with ACA start date

December 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

When the Affordable Care Act is implemented Jan. 1, do not expect a switch to flip. Low enrollment in the federal health insurance exchange means New Mexico health care providers will see a modest uptick, if any, in patient load. “I will tell you that...


Serna a person of interest in homicide (UPDATE: Apprehended)

December 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Left: Serna, Right: Lucero Detectives would like to locate Santana Serna, 24, who is a person of interest in the homicide of Victor Contreras. Police believe Santana Serna may be with Joseph Greg Lucero, 37, who is wanted in connection with the shooting...


Epic light display is also interactive

December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

(Shawn Naranjo Photo) On Stephens Circle, Christmas lights dance to seasonal music. Clark Griswold would be fuming with jealousy if he saw this. The home of the Naranjo family is not only lit like a Roman candle, but the 13,000 LED lights on display blink in...


‘Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!’

December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Armenian clergymen take part in the Sunday prayer services inside the Grotto, underneath the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (AP Photo) Christmas traditions may vary around the world, but the message remains the same Final part...


Safety tips to keep in mind this season

December 24, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Holiday safety does not stop when the shopping is completed. Many of these tips are appropriate any time of year, winter, summer, spring or fall, especially for those who have young children around the house. • Cooking while holding a child can be...