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Roswell, recant Dr. King’s impact on the world

January 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

It takes one voice to stand up and make a difference. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that voice for Americans seeking equality and freedom in the 20th century. “Dr. King replaced violence with love, and blood with prayer in the purpose of unity,” Mayor Del Jurney said at Blackdom Memorial Inc.’s 12th annual Martin [&hellip...

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After 40 years, Miss Minnie to take final bow this spring

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Minnie Wright instructs a student to “get her core in” during ballet class at Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) After 40 years of teaching ballet in Roswell, Minnie Wright will retire her ballet slippers and take a...

New RPD Chief Solis feted at reception

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Roswell Police Chief Al Solis is greeted by S.O.Y. Mariachi musicians during a fiesta held at S.O.Y. Mariachi, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) New Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis was feted at a reception held by S.O.Y. Mariachi, 1120 S. Grand...

New recycling center open to public

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Mark Wilson Photo Politicians usually don’t jump at the chance for a photo op in front of piles of trash at a landfill. But on Friday morning, Roswell community leaders were eager to show off the city’s new recycling center. Keep Roswell...

Woman killed in accident, child injured

January 15, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A vehicle – pedestrian accident claimed the life of Prestina Grajeda, 66, and caused serious injuries to a 2-year-old girl. The incident took place at the corner of Second Street and Garden Avenue, around 5 p.m., Thursday. The vehicle pulled from the...

Elementary schools awarded funds for remodeling

January 14, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

A state entity that allocates grant money based on need voted yesterday to approve construction funding for three elementary schools in the Roswell school district. East Grand Plains, Monterrey and Pecos elementary schools will receive money for remodeling...

More than 500 attend yellow ribbon ceremony

January 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez greets troops of the 717th Brigade Support Battalion who are scheduled for deployment to Kosovo during a yellow ribbon ceremony Thursday at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Mark Wilson Photo) Emotions ran high...

NM Rehabilitation Center opens its doors

January 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The newly-constructed New Mexico Rehabilitation Center, 72 Gail Harris Avenue, opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. The event was attended by state Sen. Tim Jennings and New Mexico’s new governor, Susana Martinez. James...

Solis sworn in as Roswell Police Department Chief

January 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Police Department’s newest chief, Al Solis, is sworn in during a Change of Command ceremony as Dennis Kintigh, interim chief, looks on. (Mark Wilson Photo) Alfonso Solis took his oath of of fice as the Roswell Police Department’s new...

City hosts downtown master plan workshop

January 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f05zaasuGp4'] City officials and planners are hosting a public information meeting Tuesday to gather input and suggestions for the future of Roswell’s downtown. The city is preparing to develop a master plan...