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Walk to End Alzheimer’s a success

September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Participants in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk-Walk To End Alzheimer’s event begin their trek Saturday morning at the Chaves County Courthouse. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning focused on memory loss — but not necessarily that of Alzheimer’s patients. Candy Beeman, who attended the...

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Highway dedicated to two local state policemen

September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A four-mile portion of U.S. Highway 70 in southeast New Mexico will be named after two Roswell natives and state policemen who lost their lives in a helicopter crash. The highway dedication will commemorate Patrolman Damon Talbott and Patrolman Ramon Robert...

Cowboy shooting draws a crowd

September 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Karen Gray competes during the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s New Mexico State Championship at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) ‘Anything you can do I can do better,’ as the song goes, seems to be the rally...

‘Lest We Forget’ honors Walker AFB vets

September 18, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Sam Donaldson, former ABC News Anchor, left, poses for photos with Doug Murray, Dean at NMMI. (Mark Wilson Photo) Men from all over the country, who served for the 6th Bomb Wing and the 40th Bomb Squadron at Walker Air Force Base, came together Saturday...

Funnel cloud: False alarm

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque received reports of funnel cloud sightings Friday. The NWS issued a tornado warning around 2:30 p.m., Friday afternoon, for areas south of Roswell, primarily Dexter and Hagerman. The warning expired at 2:55 p.m. At...

Connoisseur Josh Ragsdale brings wine, music to Roswell

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The force behind many of the Christian musicians who come to Roswell, Josh Ragsdale helps raise funds for local causes when he’s not serving up wine and appetizers at Pecos Flavors Winery. A Roswell native, Ragsdale is the co-owner of the winery alongside...

Vets reunite at Walker

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Jim Peterson, of Vernon Hills, Ill., a former B-36 gunner based at Walker AFB from 1954-56, checks out the displays at the Walker AFB Museum, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Over 100 Walker Air Force Base veterans from across the country will be arriving in...

Celebrating Constitution Day

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth-grader Jonathan Trujillo reads his copy of the Constitution during a Constitution Day assembly held Friday at Washington Avenue Elementary. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed. Several local schools...

New RPD deputy chief swears in

September 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Police Department and city officials welcomed its new deputy chief, Philip A. Smith Jr., who arrived from New Hampshire earlier this week. The ceremony was held on Friday morning at the police station. Mayor Del Jurney, City Manager Larry Fry,...

Gov. meets with local Reps

September 17, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In order to garner support for her packed agenda and to hear the concerns of legislators about the special session, Governor Susana Martinez held meetings with representatives and senators from both sides of the aisle this past week. Rep. Dennis Kintigh,...