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Berrendo student threatens to shoot classmate

March 21, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer Berrendo Middle School staff and county sheriff’s deputies Thursday uncovered a student’s apparent plan to shoot a female classmate, possibly preventing another tragedy. Chaves County deputies were called to the school at 2:40 p.m. by staff after a student alerted them to the threat, said Chief Deputy Britt Snyder....

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Board planning to give city taste of Jazz Festival in April

March 20, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Randal Seyler Record Staff Writer Roswell will be filled with the sound of jazz in October when the Roswell Jazz Festival returns, but the city will also get a taste of jazz in April when the jazz festival board holds a Jazz Appreciation Celebration. April is...

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Spring has sprung

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A flower bed at the Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico Archives building is in full bloom as spring officially begins today. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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WIPP officials report second radiation leak

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

New air sampling data from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant indicates there has been another small radiation release. Department of Energy officials say a monitoring station picked up elevated radiation readings around the plant near Carlsbad on March 11,...

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Medical marijuana distributor awaits state’s green light

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A medical marijuana distributor could legally open its doors at an undisclosed location in Roswell by next week, following a state inspection. Compassionate Distributors of Ruidoso has moved into a building, installed extensive security systems and is ready...

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Republican Women host magistrate, district judge candidates at luncheon

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left: Chaves County Magistrate Judges John Halvorson, K.C. Rogers, magistrate judge candidate Bobby Arnett, and 5th Judicial District Court Judges Ray Romero and James Hudson spoke Wednesday at the Chaves County Republican Women’s luncheon....

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Hatch Act violation filed against Snyder

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County sheriff candidate Britt Snyder is facing a federal Hatch Act inquiry, instigated by an anonymous complainant who has charged that he has violated the federal elections rule. The Hatch Act restricts the political activity of employees who work...

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Investigators seek help in arson cases

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Eleven vehicles have been set ablaze within the past several months in Roswell. Both the Roswell Police Department detectives and the Roswell Fire Department fire investigators are soliciting the public’s assistance in locating the person or persons...

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State Police investigate fatal accident

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Hagerman woman died early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on State Road 2 in Chaves County, according to a news release from the New Mexico State Police. Dawnell Salas, 28, of Hagerman, was traveling southbound on State Road 2 in her 2000...

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Library to host ‘Blood on the Talon’ author

March 19, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Col. Ozzie Gorbitz, author and retired Air Force officer, will be at the Roswell Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, speaking about his book, “Blood on the Talon.” Gorbitz has written a history of the 139th Airborne Engineer Battalion, which was an...