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Jail administrator tapped by Martinez

December 17, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County Detention Center administrator Alfonso Solis has been selected to serve on the governor-elect’s transitional team, lending Roswell’s voice to the gubernatorial transition. “One month ago I got a call from the State Police to ask if I’d be willing to serve on the selection committee for the director of...

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DIRECTV settlement

December 17, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The Consumer Protection Division with Attorney General Gary King’s office announced Wednesday that New Mexico is among 49 states and the District of Columbia named in a $13.25 million settlement with satellite giant DIRECTV over deceptive advertising...

Lending a helping hand

December 16, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Kevin Cano struggles with a load of canned and boxed food goods as he and fellow second-graders at East Grand Plains Elementary load boxes during a food drive Wednesday. Over 1,000 items were collected, which will be donated to The Community Kitchen and the...

Fight mars hearing

December 16, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A fight erupted outside the district courtrooms, Wednesday afternoon, immediately after the James Gomez preliminary hearing. Gomez, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of 16-year-old Zachary Perez. The youth was found in a field near Fifth...

NMMI donates to cancer fund

December 16, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

From left: CCCF former presidents Cindy Vaughn and Ann Dye, CCCF President Jim Clark, Cadet Colonel Regis Pino and Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci. (Courtesy Photo) New Mexico Military Institute proudly donated $2,500 to the Chaves County Cancer Fund,...

Going for a car ride

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A dog peers out of a car window from its back seat perch while going for a ride up Main Street recently. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Family helped after house fire

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A Hagerman family who lost everything as a result of a fire on Veterans Day has received help. Chris Herbert, executive director at the Regional Housing Authority, learned of the circumstances of the woman, who lost her home only six weeks after open-heart...

Herrera bound over to District Court

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Magistrate Court Judge John J. Halvorson ruled that the state had probable cause in its case against Israel S. Herrera, 22, on the charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and shooting at or from a motor vehicle. The case has been bound over to...

Vandals target area schools

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Police say vandals caused thousands of dollars — Sen. Tim Jennings worth of damage to at least eight schools over the weekend. The Roswell Independent School District was set back at least nearly $9,000 after multiple schools suffered broken windows...

Commission looks forward to 2011

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

As the calendar year 2010 comes to a close, the Chaves County county commissioners are setting the agenda for the upcoming year. A new 60-day legislative session begins on Jan. 18, 2011. The board signed off on three items outlining 2011 objectives in...