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Education and right-to-work legislation are toward the top of Candy Spence Ezzell’s 2013 priority list

January 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, hopes 2013 will see the state’s legislature figure out several issues, such as how to protect the retirement benefits of public employees. Ezzell said, two years ago, there were reports that retirement funds were going bankrupt and she and other legislators must work to ensure that they are viable enough. [&hellip...

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Underage drinking, DWI focus of county commission meeting

January 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding whether the county should adopt a property tax rebate ordinance that would benefit low income tax payers during its monthly meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. at the County Administrative...

How high can you fly?

January 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sandhill cranes begin to take flight Friday morning at a frozen Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge after an overnight snowfall. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

2012 crime in review

January 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

As 2013 begins, it is time to review the statistics for 2012. The Roswell Police Department’s statistics are tabulated periodically. The compilation of the annual total has been delayed since statistical data has yet to be integrated into the new computer...

Burt plans to help those in specialized industries

January 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sen. Bill Burt, R-Alamogordo, plans this year to run two bills in an effort to ensure those who work in specialized industries will be able to maintain the careers they’ve held to support themselves and their families. One bill seeks to help bar and...

Emergency services siren testing to occur Monday

January 5, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The City of Roswell Emergency Management Office will be testing the emergency services siren on Monday, Jan. 7. The tests will take place several times throughout the day. Emergency Management normally tests sirens monthly on the first Monday of the month at...

A little snow and tell for the New Year

January 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Horses graze in a snow-covered field in north Roswell, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Winter weather takes its toll

January 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Winter storms slammed into Chaves County, Thursday night, resulting in a morning commute where one vehicle slammed into another. Although Roswell was not hit as hard as other areas of the state, Roswell Police Public Information Liaison Sabrina Morales...

Wooley aims for a more suitable veterans cemetery at Fort Stanton

January 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

This year’s legislative session starts Tuesday, Jan. 15, but Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Roswell, has already prefiled a bill to bring the cemetery at Fort Stanton “back to life.” The cemetery has existed since the 1800s, he said, but it has not been maintained....

From childhood, through travels and in retirement, local artist Bernie Harris’ passion for woodcarving spans a lifetime

January 4, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bernie Harris (Chaunte’l Powell Photo) Bernie Harris is a soft-spoken man, one whose hand-crafted wooden sculptures speak for themselves. Originally from Oklahoma, he started working with wood as a child, inheriting a fascination for manipulating wood from...