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Police agencies team up

October 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A multi-agency “Impact Patrol” has been implemented to reduce property crime in Roswell. Police detectives, New Mexico State Police officers and Chaves County Sheriff’s deputies have united their efforts to target thieves. The goal is to reduce burglaries, vehicle break-ins and thefts. Officials are going into areas in the city where the property...

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Event raises disability awareness

October 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

M.S. Jawadi, wearing covered glasses to simulate blindness, is escorted across Main Street by Sabrina Morales during the Amazing Roswell Mysteries Event, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Members of various community organizations completed simulated...

Memory Screening Day on Nov. 15

October 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A free Memory Screening Day will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, sponsored by Comfort Keepers. It is held nationwide and is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “It’s a simple test and not to be afraid of,” said Leslie Jansson, client...

Grassfire rips through open land

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A grassfire races through open land near Woodbine and Baker roads southeast of Roswell Monday evening as firefighters work to surround and contain it. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

One dies in car accident

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Officer Travis Holley stands before what is left of the vehicle, a 1500 Dodge Ram pickup, after Saturday’s roll-over accident that occurred on Main Street in front of the Home Depot. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Passenger Sergio Chacon, 21, died in an accident...

Oil and gas lease sale sells 27 tracts

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A bid of $6,166.40 by Yates Petroleum Corporation on an oil tract in Chaves County will benefit public schools throughout the state. The bid was part of the New Mexico State Land Office’s monthly Oil and Gas Lease Sale which was held Oct. 18 in Santa Fe....

City approves amended ordinance of Economic Plan

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Following three hours of discussion and debate amongst city councilors, city officials and members of the Municipal Gross Receipts Tax committee, the Roswell City Council approved an amended ordinance regarding the city’s Economic Development Plan to be...

Man pleads guilty on charge

October 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell native Adrian Orona, 35, pleaded guilty Friday in Las Cruces federal court to charge of a felon in possession of a firearm. Orona has been in federal custody since his arrest on Sept. 23. He will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing, which...

NMMI cadets, alumni mark Homecoming

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, superintendent at the New Mexico Military Institute, leads alumni onto Stapp Field during the Homecoming Parade at the New Mexico Military Institute Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Randy Travis performs at Pearson

October 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Randy Travis performs Saturday night at Pearson Auditorium. (Mark Wilson Photo) Randy Travis soared back to his roots Saturday night in Pearson Auditorium to a packed crowd that hooted, hollered and whistled to his opening numbers. Country to the core, the...