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City’s land lease temporarily halted

January 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s mayor is standing by his and other city officials’ decision to temporarily reject bid proposals for leasing city land to outside sources, following an eleventh hour plea from a Chaves County commissioner to toss the bids and reconsider the agenda item. The vote took place during the council’s Jan. 13 regular monthly meeting....

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Stolen items placed on view

January 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Department placed items confiscated from area burglaries on display Monday, at the Unity Center, 1500 W. College Blvd. in Cielo Grande Park. Detectives obtained the items while serving an arrest warrant. All totaled, the RPD has recovered...

Home invasion case nearing conclusion

January 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A home invasion case, in which multiple subjects forced their way into a home on Resolana Drive on Jan. 13, is moving toward a conclusion, according to Travis Holley, public information officer for the Roswell Police Department. “We’ve recovered...

Free flu shots available

January 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

It is not too late to get a flu shot this season. The Department of Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico are offering free seasonal flu shots for adults and children and childhood immunizations. On Wednesday, at the McDonald’s UFO...

Two 3rd-graders caught smoking pot

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

Two third-graders at Berrendo Elementary School were busted by their principal for smoking marijuana in the bathroom after school hours, Monday, Jan. 10, according to police reports. When the sheriff who responded to the scene asked one of the boys how many...

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...

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...