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Pittman: History gives people a sense of tradition, belonging

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Historian Earl Pittman in his office at home. (Julia Bergman Photo) One could assume that Earl Pittman’s office, lined with bookshelves featuring novels that profile the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Robert E. Lee, and filled with memorabilia such as a World War II helmet pierced by a bullet, looks much like the inside [&hellip...

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Drilling for oil and gas complicated

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 3 of 3 The act of drilling a well is a delicate process. Once a well is identified as having the potential to produce oil and gas, geologists and reservoir engineers study the potential amount of recoverable oil and gas. Permitting, drilling and...

From snow to Hawaiian rhythms

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Sweet Lelani’s dance to Hawaiian rhythms during their annual Christmas show Thursday morning at the JOY Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Regulations hinder, help N.M. oil

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 2 of 3 While New Mexico ranks high nationally in oil production, the oil and gas producers in the state deal with more federal and state lands and leases, and therefore more regulations. In New Mexico, there are 29,985 oil and gas wells on federal land,...

ENMU-R graduates 300+ students

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell graduates prepare for fall commencement Thursday, at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell faculty, students and families celebrated the largest...

New downtown master plan

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

City council voted to approve a new downtown master plan for Roswell at its regular business meeting, Thursday. The council also approved the designation of the city’s railroad district as a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area. The plan will replace the...

Icicles

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Icicles hanging from an eave begin to drip under the bright morning sun, Wednesday, as the area begins a slow thaw following the recent snowstorm. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Adopt-a-thon in progress

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Animal Services’ new facility, at 705 E. McGaffey, just east of the Humane Society. Here it still sports a festive layer of Christmas snow befitting the spirit of giving. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The countdown begins for Roswell’s first Adopt-a-thon, a...

NM ranks 5th in US oil production

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 1 of 3 New Mexico produced 61,197,485 barrels of oil in the past year, ranking the state fifth in U.S. oil production, according to Randy Dade, District 2 supervisor for the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division. As of Oct. 28, the state had 57,977 active...

Anonymous tipster IDs the Man in the Locket

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Maybe it’s the shape of the brow and the thoughtful eyes peering underneath. Maybe it’s the slight, mischievous smile. But one Roswell resident believes she recognizes an unidentified man in a photograph inside a locket. Maybe — just maybe — this...