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Special session ends; work unfinished

September 27, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

The heated 19-day legislative special session came to a halt on Saturday, as legislators returned home and expectations that redistricting would be decided by the courts remained. The legislature adjourned with few bills reaching Gov. Susana Martinez’s eyes, and the majority of the items on her agenda left untouched. The governor will look at four...

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Chile Cheese Festival arrives

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emmanuel Arana has his face painted as Marko Estrada looks on during the 19th annual Chile Cheese Festival at the Roswell Convention Center Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The best New Mexico has to offer as far as food, keepsakes, jewelry and hospitality came...

Democratic Party of NM gathers

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

U.S. Senate candidates Hector Balderas, left, and Martin Heinrich converse during the State Central Committee Meeting for the Democratic Party Saturday at the Roswell Convention Center.(Mark Wilson Photo) Democratic hopefuls to the U.S. Senate focused on...

Roswell native appears on Carson Nation on O.W.N.

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Linda Elliott, who recently got a makeover on the reality TV show Carson Nation. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) A reality TV show specializing in makeovers helped a Roswell native get back in touch with who she is and how much she’s accomplished in life. Linda...

Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days a success

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The excitement and revelry of the Old West are renewed in newer generations, thanks in part to events like the Chaves County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Play Days. About 60 children and teens — from kindergarteners through older teens — competed in the annual...

Economy picking up

September 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Certain economic indicators suggest that Roswell’s economy is slowly picking up. One of the indicators is the housing market. Dan Coleman, president of Roswell’s Association of Realtors said, “It’s not as rosy as it was a couple of years ago, but...

Running for a good cause

September 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Seth Romero of the Eastern New Mexico University chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity runs with a football along the Relief Route Friday during the annual Run for the Heroes, stretching from the University of Texas-El Paso to ENMU in Portales. Kappa Sigma...

Herrera pretrial held

September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Fifth District Court held its final hearing before the trial of Isreal Herrera. Herrera, 22, is accused of the murder of Stephen Foster, 25, on Nov. 22, 2010. The shooting occurred after Foster and his passenger went to Herrera’s house. According to the...

Gomez, organizer and community volunteer

September 24, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Barbara Gomez(Jessica Palmer Photo) Barbara Gomez is a woman with loads of enthusiasm and bundles of energy. She is a mother with three sons, and a grandmother, but few could tell either by her appearance or her demeanor. She is known as an organizer and for...

Final Days of Special Session

September 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

In an action that seems to pour gasoline on an already burning fire, House Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe, and House Majority Floor Leader Ken Martinez, D-Grants, are allegedly inhibiting House Democrats from reading the House Republicans’ most recent plan...