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Leprino Foods plans $10 million upgrade

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Leprino Foods plant is in the early stages of a multi-million dollar equipment upgrade in its processing department. The upgrades are intended to “diversify and grow various product lines” and will likely result in five to 10 more jobs at the plant, according to Leprino spokesman Ted Wietecha. Wietecha said Leprino is still [&hellip...

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To err is human; to forgive, canine

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This pit bull terrier, who reportedly had its ears cut off by his owner early in December, has found a new home. The owner was charged with cruelty to animals, but the charges were dropped when he signed the pit bull over to Animal Services. The pit bull has...

Sen. Pirtle seeks input

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, a member of the Indian and Cultural Affairs and Rules committees, said he will be paying close attention to a Senate Joint Memorial to re-establish the Chihene Nde Nation of New Mexico as a federally recognized Native American...

Peggy Sue Thomas gets plea deal concerning 2003 murder

January 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Peggy Sue Thomas pleaded guilty, Friday, to a reduced charge of rendering criminal assistance. Thomas, formerly married to Roswell celebrity and owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, Mark Allen, was originally charged with homicide in the 2003 murder...

Thin mints dethrone Oreos! Stock up now

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

What can a girl do? How about dethrone the Oreo as America’s favorite cookie, and replace it with the Girl Scouts thin mint? “We beat the Oreo cookie,” said Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest team leader Rebecca Taylor with just a hint of reasonable...

Big Brothers Big Sisters resolves for 100 ‘bigs’ in 100 days

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

While the determination behind many people’s New Year’s resolutions is slowly waning, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is about to undertake its most ambitious resolution yet. The agency’s resolution: to find suitable adult role...

Mill levy on ballot

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During the school district election Feb. 5., voters will consider a question to re-approve the two mill tax levy that provides funding for maintaining, building and improving Roswell Independent School District property. The Public School Capital Improvements...

Chong offers take on tokes at Friday performance

January 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tommy Chong wraps up his stand-up routine by performing “Up in Smoke” at the Civic Center, Friday evening.(Mark Wilson Photo) Cheech & Chong actor Tommy Chong entertained hundreds of fans Saturday night with his Up in Smoke comedy show, which brought...

All for the love of dogs

January 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Tyler “Trapper” Leadingham and Clarissa Adams, foreground, and John Lemay with Staci Vandewart, pause for a photo during a meet-and-greet Saturday afternoon at Champion Motorsports for the evening’s The Sage Foundation’s ServeBachelor Auction. (Mark...

Early-morning tranquility

January 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The still waters of Berrendo Creek reflect colorful clouds just before sunrise, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...