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Fish kill closes Lea Lake

July 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Lea Lake at Bottomless Lakes State Park will be closed until further notice after thousands of sunfish died in the water and were washed ashore Friday morning, officials say. The cause of the fish kill is unknown at this point, says Park Superintendent Joe Kasuboski, though he says the Department of Game and Fish ruled [&hellip...

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Mayor: SSOT grads source of 'pride and joy' for city

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Special Services Occupational Training program graduates let off some last-minute steam before commencement ceremonies, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) More than 70 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell students with...

Predator control levy will continue

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Commissioners ordered a special levy to continue charging 50 cents per head on all animals to be protected from coyotes, mountain lions and bobcats under the Predator Control Program during their monthly meeting, Thursday. The move came after...

Impact Confections to leave city

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Candy company Impact Confections announced Thursday that it is shutting down its Roswell manufacturing facility to consolidate with operations in Wisconsin. About 80 employees will lose their jobs, officials say. Chief operating officer for Impact Confections...

Tailgate party

July 29, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The Nu Blues Band performs during the Roswell Chamber of Commerce annual Open House’s Tailgate Party, Thursday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Shoot-out leaves man wounded

July 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Levi Booher, 21, of Hagerman was seriously wounded during what appears to be a shootout, Tuesday evening, in the 500 block of North Missouri Avenue. Witnesses said that an SUV drove past; they heard gunfire. They also indicated that there was return fire....

19 youth train to become Earth Rangers

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Youngsters attending the Keep Roswell Beautiful Earth Ranger Camp 2011, some outfitted with over-sized sunglasses, receive an educational tour of the Community Solar Demonstration Project at ENMU-R, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) A group of local...

Animal Services gets another alligator to place

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Animal Services received another alligator, Wednesday. The 2-year – old American alligator was turned in voluntarily unlike the previous two, which were confiscated in March when the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force served a search...

Sunset redo nearly complete

July 28, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Michael Gottlieb, RISD Superintendent, shows off the front entrance of Sunset Elementary, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Construction on Sunset Elementary School will likely be complete by the first day of school next month, Roswell Independent School...

Council approves budget

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City councilors closed the books on the 2011 fiscal year during a special meeting Wednesday evening, and unanimously voted to pass a budget for the 2012 fiscal year. The budget that passed shows that though revenues are remaining flat while expenses are...