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Commission OKs zoning changes

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ignoring a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation for denial, the Chaves County Commission unanimously approved zoning changes from agricultural to commercial and from agricultural to mixed use residential for properties west of Southeast Main Street/US Highway 285 and south of Sagebrush Valley Road/State Road 13, at its regular meeting, Thursday....

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Will Monterrey make ‘Guinness’?

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

First-graders at Monterrey Elementary School compete in the sport of speed stacking, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Monterrey Elementary School may soon be named in “Guinness World Records.” In an attempt to join a worldwide effort to break a record,...

Incoming! MESA students build trebuchets

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Goddard High School MESA students compete in the Trebuchet Project by hurling pumpkins, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Goddard High School students obliterated pumpkins at the school, Thursday, all in the name of science. Students involved in the...

Romero dismisses Montoya case

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Agreeing with the defense that the prosecution “failed in its burden of proof” and did not place the defendant at the scene of the killing, 5th District Court Judge Freddie Romero dismissed the case of the State of New Mexico versus Frank Montoya,...

Tommy Peña gets 40 years on 8 fed counts

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

A Roswell man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces to a total of 40 years imprisonment for his conviction on eight federal offenses stemming from a carjacking and drive-by shooting in Roswell in April 2010. Tommy Peña, 26, was...

Judge Loy seeks re-election

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Municipal Judge Larry G. Loy announced his intent this month to run for re-election. Municipal judge candidates and five City Council seats will be on the ballot in the March city election. In a letter regarding his re-election, Loy listed several...

State Parks honors Kasuboski

November 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bottomless Lakes State Park superintendent Joe Kasuboski received a director’s award from the New Mexico State Parks Division for his service at the state park. Kasuboski received a director’s award from the NMSPD. He was one of 11 people statewide...

Johnny’s helpers

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Los Chismosas members unpack 13 turkeys that they donated to the Johnny Gonzales Community Volunteer Program, Wednesday afternoon, preparing for the Thanksgiving celebration to be held at Veterans Memorial Hall of American Legion Post No. 28, 1620 N. Montana....

Church hosts annual Turkey Day potluck

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Maxine Kilness fills her plate with turkey, yams and all kinds of other goodies, Wednesday, during the Thanksgiving potluck dinner held at the Country Club Road Church of Christ. (Mark Wilson Photo) For Leanita Langford, the annual Thanksgiving Day potluck...

USCofC rep visits Roswell

November 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

A representative from the United States Chamber of Commerce made a visit to the Roswell Chamber of Commerce to speak about current issues affecting workers across the country. Ted Phlegar, senior counsel for the workforce freedom initiative, spoke about...