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Emergency response drill at NMMI

January 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

NMMI Cadets and staff evacuate the campus during a gas leak drill in coordination with first responders, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Mexico Military Institute evacuated its campus Wednesday during a drill to test its emergency response. In keeping with federal and state legal requirements, NMMI Public Information Officer Carl Hansen said...

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BLM recognizes volunteers for exemplary service in 2012

January 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Brown, right, hands out awards to EcoServants volunteers during a ceremony held Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The Bureau of Land Management’s Roswell Field Office recognized several of its volunteers Wednesday for their...

RISD reviews HS grad rates

January 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District is in the process of reviewing high school graduation percentages to submit to the Public Education Department to ensure accuracy, said Superintendent Tom Burris. Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that,...

Blowin’ up cold

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

High, chilly winds create a mini-sandstorm near the Wool Bowl, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Pearce welcomes Eric Espinoza to staff

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wounded Warrior fellow Eric Espinoza in his new office, Tuesday, at Executive West Office Plaza. (Noah Vernau Photo) Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., welcomed Eric Espinoza to his congressional staff Tuesday as a fellow under the Wounded Warrior Fellowship...

House committee tables driver’s license bill

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The House Labor and Human Resources committee voted 5-4 Tuesday to table a bill that would repeal the New Mexico law that allows driver’s licenses to be issued to undocumented immigrants. Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque, sponsor of House Bill 132, said the...

Hobbs trial begins

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The first day of New Mexico vs Gregory Hobbs began, Tuesday, as the Archuleta family relived the night of June 15, 2012, when they saw two family members shot. Hobbs is on trial for the possible homicide of Ruben Archuleta Sr. The shooting occurred in the 300...

Leprino Foods plans $10 million upgrade

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Leprino Foods plant is in the early stages of a multi-million dollar equipment upgrade in its processing department. The upgrades are intended to “diversify and grow various product lines” and will likely result in five to 10 more jobs at the...

To err is human; to forgive, canine

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This pit bull terrier, who reportedly had its ears cut off by his owner early in December, has found a new home. The owner was charged with cruelty to animals, but the charges were dropped when he signed the pit bull over to Animal Services. The pit bull has...

Sen. Pirtle seeks input

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, a member of the Indian and Cultural Affairs and Rules committees, said he will be paying close attention to a Senate Joint Memorial to re-establish the Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico as a federally recognized Native American...