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Go hog wild!

August 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A.J. Vaz, aka Luke from the Dukes of Hazzard, goes for a piggy-back ride while clowning during Pignitary Pig Show at the 2011 Chaves County 4-H & FFA Fair Thursday afternoon. Below, young ladies and their furry friends ready for the Wool Lead & Fashion Extravaganza Show. (Mark Wilson Photo) No wooly bullies here — [&hellip...

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Lead porker coming thru! Make way! Make Way!

August 4, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Pigs are paraded into the arena for the Swine Show during the Chaves County Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

All right!

August 3, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A sweat-drenched Colt Higgins expresses his joy of being a participant in the Chaves County Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

That's a lot of soda

August 3, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (1)

Daryl Beard, seated, a member of the Elks Lodge 969, collected 54 pounds of soda can pull tabs and donated them to the Ronald McDonald House to be recycled, turning the profits into dialysis time for children. Standing behind Beard are McDonald’s...

War memorial work to begin this week

August 3, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Construction on the new Chaves County War Memorial is slated to begin this week in hopes of erecting the monument just before the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. “Hopefully it will be done before Sept. 9,” and in time for a dedication ceremony...

Barela calls Roswell's an 'amazing, diversified economy'

August 3, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela meets with local business leaders in Roswell, Tuesday, on his Job Creation Tour throughout the state. Pictured at left is Amado “Sonny” Espinoza, III. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) New Mexico...

Roswell Daily Record wins big at West Texas Press Assoc.

August 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Roswell Daily Record won eight awards at the West Texas Press Association’s annual meeting held in Granbury, Texas, on Saturday. The Record won the top award for General Excellence in the daily division. The judges’ comments included...

Vega murder trial to begin

August 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Defense and State’s attorneys complete their preparations for the David Vega murder trial due to begin on August 16. David Vega is accused of murdering his 25-year -old son, Christopher Lee Vega, and his son’s 31-yearold girlfriend, Alisa...

Sure doesn’t seem like health fair’s 29 years old

August 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Braden Barton, 5, reaches for a handful of candy at the Los Pasitos Learning Center booth during the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Division of Health annual Free Community Health Fair, Saturday, at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club. (Mark Wilson...

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...