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Jurecek’s long journey from Japan to Roswell

February 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jurecek The parents of Roswell resident Mike Jurecek had to go through a special process to bring home their baby boy in 1952. The couple had to get a bill passed by United States Congress to make Jurecek (pronounced jer-eck) their own. Jurecek was adopted by his parents while his father, a master sergeant in [&hellip...

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Bird bath

January 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Birds take an early morning bath while searching for worms in a water puddle, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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New polling places ready for mill levy election

January 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The mill levy election Tuesday to answer Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s request for additional property taxes has already drawn a surprising number of early voters. Chaves County Clerk Dave Kunko expects 25 percent of the district’s registered...

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Search continues for city attorney

January 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city will re-advertise for an in-house city attorney after receiving only two applicants and hearing concerns that it did not advertise sufficiently for the position. “Some concern was expressed that we didn’t advertise widely enough,” said City...

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2 Dexter men killed in head-on collision

January 31, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two Dexter men were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Refinery Road in Eddy County when a pick-up truck hit the vehicle they were driving Friday morning. Jonathan Venegas, 20, and Julio Carreon, 33, of Dexter, were pronounced dead at the scene, about...

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Guard installation

January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A crew from San Bar Construction installs a guard rail over the repaired bridge along E. Mescalero Road that was damaged by September floods. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Councilor Huckabee seeks to ‘build bridges’ if re-elected

January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Photo Dusty Huckabee is seeking his second term as city councilor for Ward 1. (Jill McLaughlin) City Councilor Dusty Huckabee remembers downtown Roswell as a place he hung out while his mother shopped at the local stores. He would sit on the hood of her car...

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Fundraiser for home invasion victim Saturday

January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Community organizers will hold a fundraiser Saturday for the victim of a home invasion, burglary and brutal rape that occurred Jan. 4. on Pecan Drive. The fundraiser is slated to take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 on the west side of Peter Piper Pizza, 2601...

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Elite gym to hold powerlift competition saturday to help benefit sgt. meredith

January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Elite Gym, 2101 N. Atkinson Ave, is having a powerlift competition to benefit Sgt. Steve Meredith, who received debilitating injuries in October 2013 while on duty and assisting with traffic control during an New Mexico State Police investigation. The...

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Breaking down the language barrier

January 30, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ann Turner helps Natalie Vail of China study for her citizenship test at the Roswell Literacy Council, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Learning English challenges  learners as well as instructors Brenda Villegas Gutierrez, 28, moved to Roswell from Cuauhtemoc,...