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Robert Riley, Navy medic, recalls brush with death

July 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer U.S. Navy Corpsman Robert Riley had saved countless lives during his three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. But one day, Nov. 23, 2009, to be exact, it was his life that needed saving when insurgents attacked his unit with mortar fire. At the time, Riley was stationed in [&hellip...

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A portend of things to come

July 30, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

City of Roswell employees Javier Alonso, left, and John M. Schmid apply fresh paint to a school crossing near Washington Avenue Elementary, Thursday morning, preparing for the upcoming school year. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Fish kill closes Lea Lake

July 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Lea Lake at Bottomless Lakes State Park will be closed until further notice after thousands of sunfish died in the water and were washed ashore Friday morning, officials say. The cause of the fish kill is unknown at this point, says Park Superintendent Joe...

Mayor: SSOT grads source of 'pride and joy' for city

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Special Services Occupational Training program graduates let off some last-minute steam before commencement ceremonies, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 70 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell students with...

Predator control levy will continue

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Commissioners ordered a special levy to continue charging 50 cents per head on all animals to be protected from coyotes, mountain lions and bobcats under the Predator Control Program during their monthly meeting, Thursday. The move came after...

Impact Confections to leave city

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Candy company Impact Confections announced Thursday that it is shutting down its Roswell manufacturing facility to consolidate with operations in Wisconsin. About 80 employees will lose their jobs, officials say. Chief operating officer for Impact Confections...

Tailgate party

July 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Nu Blues Band performs during the Roswell Chamber of Commerce annual Open House’s Tailgate Party, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Shoot-out leaves man wounded

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Levi Booher, 21, of Hagerman was seriously wounded during what appears to be a shootout, Tuesday evening, in the 500 block of North Missouri Avenue. Witnesses said that an SUV drove past; they heard gunfire. They also indicated that there was return fire....

19 youth train to become Earth Rangers

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Youngsters attending the Keep Roswell Beautiful Earth Ranger Camp 2011, some outfitted with over-sized sunglasses, receive an educational tour of the Community Solar Demonstration Project at ENMU-R, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A group of local...

Animal Services gets another alligator to place

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Animal Services received another alligator, Wednesday. The 2-year – old American alligator was turned in voluntarily unlike the previous two, which were confiscated in March when the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force served a search...