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Piñatafest, a smashing good time!

September 16, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Folklorico perform traditional Mexican dances during Piñatafest on the courthouse in downtown Roswell, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo As temperatures rose and the aroma of roasted corn and savory turkey legs wafted higher into the air, droves of Roswellites eyed goods, devoured tasty treats and relished in live entertainment, as part of the Hispano...

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Al Potter, the potter, hooked on clay and the wheel since college

September 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Al Potter shapes his next creation. Rey Berrones Photo Al Potter’s surname decided his career path well before he did. He decided he would live up to that name his sophomore year of college at Massachusetts College of Art. He said he took a pottery course...

Hank the Cowdog had real-life model

September 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Author John Erickson of Hank the Cowdog fame signs a book for Heather Donahue, 9, at the Roswell Convention Center during a Friends of the Roswell Public Library presentation, Friday evening. Mark Wilson Photo He introduced thousands of youngsters to a...

Salazar in custody

September 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Isaac Sal-azar, 20, who was wanted in connection with the Arnulfo Villela homicide, turned himself in to the police on Wednesday. Villela, 18, was shot and killed outside a residence in the 800 block of East Hendricks Street on July 6. Court records state...

Senate candidate Heather Wilson: ‘Government cannot create wealth’

September 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Following the release of a Census Bureau report revealing New Mexico as the most impoverished state nationwide, Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson discussed the stark disparities between her economic plan and that of her contender, Democratic...

MainStreet Roswell’s Alive After Five a hoot

September 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Spring River Zoo resident Frodo watches the goings-on during MainStreet Roswell’s Alive After 5, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo As she licked her fingers dripping with salsa, Mary Edwards held up her burrito pronouncing, “it’s really good, really...

City Council all business

September 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

In a 6-2 vote, the City Council approved modifications to the municipal judge qualifications, removing the requirement of an associate degree and replacing it with a high school diploma or GED, rendering the education standards equivalent to those for Chaves...

Assurance Home, helping troubled youth since 1979

September 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies that receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. Maintaining a safe, homelike environment and caring staff for...

Alliance pickets Muni Court

September 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (4)

Kylie Walker protests a decision to return two boxers, who were the subjects of an animal cruelty case, to their owner, in front of Roswell Municipal Court, Tuesday. Jessica Palmer Photo Jo McInerny of the Animal Welfare Alliance and Kylie Walker picketed the...

RPD hosts 2-day class on meth labs

September 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Area police officers participate in meth lab interdiction training involving mock scenarios involving traffic stops near Cielo Grande, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo The Roswell Police Department took its training into the field, Wednesday. RPD is hosting a...