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City Council to vote on sign regulations

January 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The City Council will vote Thursday whether to approve adopting a watered-down version of new sign regulations that were previously voted down by the council. A public hearing will be held prior to the vote on the new rules package that omits a majority of the language that resulted in criticism by some city residents. [&hellip...

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Gov. Martinez set to visit Roswell on Thursday

January 12, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Gov. Susana Martinez plans to visit Roswell, Thursday and is slated to attend at least three public events. The governor will attend the New Mexico National Guard’s yellow ribbon ceremony at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center at 10 a.m. The event...

Girl with green thumb wins big

January 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Noreen Jaramillo, of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, shows off 9-year-old Madison Lloyd’s award winning cabbage at Military Heights Elementary School on Monday. A Roswell student was announced as the statewide winner of a national...

Herrera pleads not guilty

January 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Israel S. Herrera, 22, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and shooting at or from a motor vehicle, in 5th Judicial District Court on Monday. Herrera is accused of the Nov. 22 shooting death of...

RPD detective arrested for battery

January 11, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

Roswell Police Detective Jeannie Madsen, an 11- year veteran of the Roswell Police Department, was arrested on Sunday in connection with a domestic violence incident around 9:30 p.m., on Saturday. Madsen’s husband, Sgt. Eric Madsen, arrived at the RPD...

The gambler

January 9, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Angelo Sanchez, an employee for Phat Steel out of Bernalillo, welds a hand rail in the re-hab garden of the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center Thursday as work wraps up on the new facility. A grand opening and ribbon cutting is slated for Wednesday, at 11 a.m.,...

City Councilor Barry Foster seeks seat on school board

January 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City Councilor Barry Foster is throwing his hat into the ring to represent District 4 on the Roswell Independent School District School Board. Foster, 45, is running against incumbent school board vice president George Peterson and former state House...

Feel the power

January 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The U.S. Air Force performs an aerial exercise high above the Roswell International Air Center Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

NM state law doesn’t prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages

January 8, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Attorney General Gary King’s office released a statement on Tuesday detailing the official attorney general’s opinion that New Mexico state law does not prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages. The opinion was in response to a question...

Former lawmaker running for school board seat

January 7, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

A former legislator in the state House of Representatives is running for a seat on the Roswell Independent School District School Board. Pauline Ponce will be up against sitting City Councilor Barry Foster and the incumbent Vice President of the Board George...