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P&Z OKs wind farm permit

July 14, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Chaves County may house its first commercial wind farm in the near future after the county Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special use permit for wind energy conversion systems near Highway 172, Tuesday night during its business meeting. The issue will next appear before the Chaves County Commissioners during its monthly meeting July 28. [&hellip...

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Keeping cool in the pool

July 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Youngsters keep the heat at bay Wednesday afternoon by shooting hoops in the Cahoon Park swimming pool. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Currier orders hearing

July 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Michael Gomez, Jesus Carranza’s defense attorney, presented a motion in Judge Charles C. Currier’s court, Wednesday, to have one of the state’s key witnesses evaluated for psychological disorders. Carranza, 27, is charged with the murder...

Gov. Martinez visits and praises Roswell

July 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez visits with employees of AerSale in Roswell, N.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, during a trip to the southeastern portion of the state. (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record Mark Wilson) Gov. Susana Martinez made several visits...

Motorhome catches fire

July 13, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Emily Russo Miller Photo A 2005 Lexington motorhome exploded around 4:30 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, on Judy Avenue in northwest Roswell near the relief route, just moments after the owner drove the camper from his driveway to the street, fire officials said....

Crash kills one in two-car head-on collision

July 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments (4)

Fatal crash near the 182 mile marker on Highway 380. (Jessica Palmer Photo) One person died, Monday afternoon, in a two-vehicle head-on collision near the 182 mile marker on Highway 380 east of Roswell. A source at the Roswell of fices of the New Mexico State...

Man faces seventh DWI charge

July 12, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (2)

Robert Romero, 66, is facing his seventh DWI charge. Roswell police responded to the 1900 block of South Sunset Avenue, around 9 a.m. Monday, after a driver forced a car off the road and into the ditch. The person who called police followed the out-ofcontrol...

95% contained; $5.5M to fight

July 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fire authorities said on Saturday that out-of-town fire crews and support teams are preparing to go home after nearly two weeks of battling Lincoln County’s Donaldson Fire, the state’s second largest fire on record, that is now 95 percent...

4 local girls take top prizes in Pageant

July 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Three girls from Roswell and one from Artesia won top prizes at the Cinderella Pageant in Albuquerque last month, and three of them will represent New Mexico in Las Vegas, Nev., during the pageant’s international competition. Frieda Sisneros, New...

Job Corps demolishes vacant buildings

July 9, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A crew from Hudspeth & Associates, Inc. out of Albuquerque demolish 2 unoccupied and unused buildings on the Roswell Job Corps campus Friday, clearing space for new growth that will include a male dormitory in the near future. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...