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That’s a lot of food; thanks, Roswell

May 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rev. Hector Torres of Neighborhood Church loads boxes of food received as part of Harvest Ministries Postal Carrier’s Food Drive, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo The generosity of Roswell and Chaves County can be measured in about five-and-a-half tons. The annual Postal Carrier’s Food Drive generated 10,876 pounds of food on May 12, a bounty [&hellip...

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County trims $1.6M from budget

May 23, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The County Commission reviewed a proposed budget free of layoffs, cuts in services, employee benefits and pay, that maintains a high quality of operations within departments, keeps county roads maintained and prepares for the expansion of the Chaves County...

Congressman Steve Pearce seeks re-election to District 2 post

May 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Congressman Steve Pearce U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., says he is seeking re-election to his District 2 post. If re-elected, he will serve his fifth Congressional term overall. Pearce is being challenged by longtime Democrat activist Evelyn Madrid...

Fire Dept. purchases new equipment

May 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Beau Roach checks out one of the three new fire trucks obtained by the Roswell Fire Department and housed at Station 3 temporarily, Friday morning. Mark Wilson Photo The City of Roswell purchased three new fire engines for the Fire Department for a total cost...

Ring of fire

May 22, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The setting sun is eclipsed by the moon Sunday and Roswell received a spectacular show. The sun, moon and Earth lined up for a “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse that tracked eastward along a roughly 200-mile-wide, 8,500-mile-long track. Mark Wilson Photos...

Del Norte dedicates elm tree to Gottlieb

May 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, student Cade Stephens, Del Norte Elementary Principal Curt Tarter, student Lacie Schooley, RISD Superintendent Michael Gottlieb and student Gavin Sim stand in front of an elm tree dedicated to Gottlieb at Del Norte Elementary school, Friday. The...

Gateway Christian graduates 14

May 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mercedes Fox tries to remove a small dab of lipstick from her graduation stole as she and fellow Gateway Christian School graduates prepare for commencement ceremonies, Saturday afternoon. Mark Wilson Photo Gateway Christian School graduates stepped on the...

Humane Society sale big draw

May 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bargain hunters rummage through merchandise during the Roswell Community Yard Sale at the Russ DeKay Soccer Complex, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Shoppers from all over the southwest flocked to Russ DeKay Soccer Complex on Saturday for Roswell’s inaugural...

Kids to Parks Day all kinds of fun

May 20, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sisters Emily and Shyanne Honest work on artistic creations during Kids to Parks at the Spring River Zoo, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo Roswell took aim at childhood obesity Saturday on Kids to Parks Day at Spring River Park and Zoo, where an assortment of...

Mike Lee: Musician, band director, pilot, CAP commander

May 19, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mike Lee At a young age, Mike Lee watched a plane belonging to a friend of his grandfather Carl’s, touch down at his grandparents ranch in Archer City, Texas. The friend, Glenn Stout, would often stop at the residence while transporting pipe-lines. The...