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Ugly mugs lure birdwatchers to Bitter Lake Visitor Center

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Sandhill Cranes take flight during the Landing of the Sandhill Cranes and Ugly Mug Contest event held at Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The promise of hot cranberry punch and cocoa served in an ugly mug was all it took to draw a crowd to the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, early [&hellip...

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Zoe Bedford, right, peeks out from under a parade dragon as she and friends Trinity Kenyon and Anayeli Perez, play during the Girl Scouts and Big Brothers Big Sisters Chinese New Year celebration, held Saturday at the Girl Scout Program Center. (Mark Wilson...

Tough road ahead with deficit

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

As New Mexico representatives prepare to begin the upcoming 60- day legislative session, local lawmakers say they are optimistic about tackling the state’s budget deficit. Senate President Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, says that plugging the between $350...

Wooley to fill vacant state House seat

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Bob Wooley, of Roswell, was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to fill a vacant legislative position in the state House of Representatives on Friday. Wooley will represent District 66, which covers parts of Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties. The post...

Two bound in home invasion

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Multiple subjects forced entry into a home on the 2700 block of Resolana Drive around 8:30 p.m., Thursday. “The victims were bound,” said Travis Holley, spokesman for the Roswell Police Department. The victims were ages 48 and 63. “Neither...

Roswell, recant Dr. King’s impact on the world

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

It takes one voice to stand up and make a difference. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that voice for Americans seeking equality and freedom in the 20th century. “Dr. King replaced violence with love, and blood with prayer in the purpose of unity,”...

After 40 years, Miss Minnie to take final bow this spring

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Minnie Wright instructs a student to “get her core in” during ballet class at Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) After 40 years of teaching ballet in Roswell, Minnie Wright will retire her ballet slippers and take a...

New RPD Chief Solis feted at reception

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Roswell Police Chief Al Solis is greeted by S.O.Y. Mariachi musicians during a fiesta held at S.O.Y. Mariachi, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis was feted at a reception held by S.O.Y. Mariachi, 1120 S. Grand...

New recycling center open to public

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mark Wilson Photo Politicians usually don’t jump at the chance for a photo op in front of piles of trash at a landfill. But on Friday morning, Roswell community leaders were eager to show off the city’s new recycling center. Keep Roswell...

Woman killed in accident, child injured

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A vehicle – pedestrian accident claimed the life of Prestina Grajeda, 66, and caused serious injuries to a 2-year-old girl. The incident took place at the corner of Second Street and Garden Avenue, around 5 p.m., Thursday. The vehicle pulled from the...