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Roswell honors veterans at Wreaths ceremony

December 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the military salute during the Wreaths Across America Day ceremony held at the courthouse, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell joined more than 600 communities across the nation in a solemn ceremony meant to honor veterans throughout the holidays, Saturday morning. Members of the American Legion Riders Post 28 lined the sidewalk...

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Council chooses Concept F, 7–3

December 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

After three workshops and countless hours of deliberation that spanned weeks, the Roswell City Council reached a decision regarding the redistricting of its five wards, Friday evening. The council first voted 6-4 to approve a redistricting map, dubbed Concept...

‘I’m a bundle of love and available’

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Don’t forget Adopt-a-thon, from 8 a.m. to noon today. Roswell Animal Services, 703 E. McGaffey St., is filled to capacity. They have cut their adoption fees in half to $20 for dogs, $15 for cats. Animal Welfare Alliance, 927 E. McGaffey St., will provide...

Pittman: History gives people a sense of tradition, belonging

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Historian Earl Pittman in his office at home. (Julia Bergman Photo) One could assume that Earl Pittman’s office, lined with bookshelves featuring novels that profile the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Robert E. Lee, and filled with memorabilia such as a...

Drilling for oil and gas complicated

December 10, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 3 of 3 The act of drilling a well is a delicate process. Once a well is identified as having the potential to produce oil and gas, geologists and reservoir engineers study the potential amount of recoverable oil and gas. Permitting, drilling and...

From snow to Hawaiian rhythms

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Sweet Lelani’s dance to Hawaiian rhythms during their annual Christmas show Thursday morning at the JOY Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Regulations hinder, help N.M. oil

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Part 2 of 3 While New Mexico ranks high nationally in oil production, the oil and gas producers in the state deal with more federal and state lands and leases, and therefore more regulations. In New Mexico, there are 29,985 oil and gas wells on federal land,...

ENMU-R graduates 300+ students

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell graduates prepare for fall commencement Thursday, at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo) Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell faculty, students and families celebrated the largest...

New downtown master plan

December 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

City council voted to approve a new downtown master plan for Roswell at its regular business meeting, Thursday. The council also approved the designation of the city’s railroad district as a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area. The plan will replace the...

Icicles

December 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Icicles hanging from an eave begin to drip under the bright morning sun, Wednesday, as the area begins a slow thaw following the recent snowstorm. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...