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Probes may enter WIPP facility today to seek cause of leak

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant say they could begin sending probes into the facility to determine the cause of the radiation leak as early as today. Joe Franco, manager of the Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office, said plans to begin sending probes today into the mines to determine what caused the radiation [&hellip...

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Woman receives questionable gift card offer

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell woman whose credit card information was stolen in the Target security breach in December received a “too good to be true” offer in the mail last week. Gene Reames, 84, received a postcard stating that if she called a phone number, she would...

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CCSO announces a series of promotions

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office announced a series of promotions within the department, Thursday. Sheriff Rob Coon said: “We have top quality promotions and new supervisors that will do a great job for the department.” The faces are changing to fill...

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City working to repair broken water line near elementary school

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell city employees worked Thursday to fix a broken water line at Washington Avenue Elementary School. The repairs resulted in the buses being rerouted to the south entrance and shut down some bathrooms in the school. (Randal Seyler Photo) A broken water...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Johnny Ortiz

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Johnny Ortiz, 39, is wanted in connection with a probation violation. He is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 156 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His bond is $100,000 cash only. Anyone with information about Ortiz’s location is asked to...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Aron Sarellano

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aron Sarellano, 26, is wanted in connection with a charge of criminal sexual penetration of a child. The incident occurred on Feb. 22, on the 1800 block of North Main Street. Through the course of the investigation, officers obtained sufficient probable cause...

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Nominations sought for leadership awards

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Leadership Roswell Alumni Association is soliciting nominations for its 2014 Annual Leadership Awards. Nominations forms are available online at lraa.info. Nomination forms can be submitted in writing (with background explaining how the candidate meets...

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Police seek kidnapping suspect

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Detectives from the Roswell Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Christopher Gavazza. Gavazza is a suspect in a recent kidnapping case, according to a news release issued Thursday by the police department. At approximately 10:30...

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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rev. Dale Plummer, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, imposes ashes upon the foreheads of congregants on Ash Wednesday, reciting the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” marking the...

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Two meetings planned to address WIPP leak

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two town hall meetings dealing with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant radiation leak will be held this week in Carlsbad. David Klaus, U.S. Department of Energy deputy under secretary for Management and Performance; David Huizenga, senior advisor for the DOE’s...