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Mayor to start search to fill seat

January 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s mayor says he is in the preliminary stages of searching for a replacement to fill the seat of former Councilor Rob McWilliams. Mayor Del Jurney announced Tuesday that he plans to make a recommendation for the position by the end of this month, following McWilliams’ resignation over secretly recorded closed-door meetings. We’ll...

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Duffey sworn in as Commissioner

January 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

James Duffey was sworn in as a Chaves County Commissioner on Monday morning. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) After a tight election race followed by petitions and recounts, Republican James Duffey was formally sworn in as a Chaves County Commissioner Monday...

Community Volunteer Program holds New Year’s party for kids

January 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Bert Jimenez, Prison Door Inc.; Larry Myers, Prison Door Inc.; Johnny Gonzales, director of Community Volunteer Program; Jim Ridgeway, Prison Door Inc.; the Rev. Mark Baker; and Sammie Peterson of Roswell. Community Volunteer Program held its New...

Aircraft tear down made easy

January 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

John Hamilton, a mechanic for Stewart Industries, adjusts an access panel under the wing of an American Airline MD-80, during a recent afternoon. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) The chief inspector for Stewart Industries, Richard Duran, stood on the east side of...

‘Gift of Time’ on display at RMAC

December 31, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Dorota Mytych works in her studio at the Artist-in-Residence program facility. In Dorota Mytych’s “Gift of Time,” on display at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, the viewer will have an experience that takes them to Florence, Poland and...

RPD chief likely named next week

December 31, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The selection process for new chief Roswell Police Department is drawing to a close as the deadline to replace the incumbent is approaching. Interim Chief Dennis J. Kintigh serves his last day on Jan. 17. Then he will take his place as state representative...

Winds buffet city as cold front arrives

December 31, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Winds in excess of 50 miles per hour battered Roswell Thursday. A wind advisory was in effect until midnight. Cars rocked continuously in parking lots. Lights at the Wool Bowl girls’ baseball diamond canted under the buffeting. In some places...

Elderly targeted in scam

December 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Cons are usually played out on TV sitcoms like cable channel TNT’s critically- acclaimed Leverage. The Attorney General’s Of fice of Gary King released a statement Monday warning consumers about a Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and Salvation...

Local man charged with sexually contacting a minor

December 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Mercedes Rodriguez, 54, is facing charges on two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The charges date back to 2004 and the investigation spans two states. The alleged incidents took place in Roswell. The initial reports, though, were taken in...

Gonzales set to hold New Year’s Day celebration

December 29, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Youth attending the Community Volunteer Program’s New Year’s Day celebration will usher in the New Year without boredom. “It’s something for them to get involved in,” Johnny Gonzales, director of Community Volunteer Program,...