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Testing shows no health risk for exposed employees

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Follow-up testing of employees who were exposed to airborne radioactive material during the Feb. 14 radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant shows exposure levels were extremely low and the employees are unlikely to experience any adverse health effects as a result, according to a news release. “We have sent samples to the Center [&hellip...

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Mackey ready to serve on council

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Natasha Mackey is ready to make history as the city’s first elected black councilwoman, she said Wednesday. She unseated incumbent Dusty Huckabee to become councilor-elect in Ward 1 Tuesday. “I’m really excited and I have lots of ideas, of course...

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Child abuse awareness meeting today

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a group is working to host an event to bring awareness to the community. Its second planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, at the corner of 19th Street and Union...

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Police: Racketeering case grows against duo

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The racketeering case against a pair arrested by Roswell Police on Feb. 6 continues to grow, according to a police department news release. Calvin Reese, 23, and Myranda Salayandia, 19, were arrested on Feb. 6, after a Roswell police officer initiated a...

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‘Teacher of Character’ nominees honored

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Teachers were honored on Tuesday by Character Counts! In Chaves County when the organization recognized 157 teachers who were nominated for the title of Teacher of Character 2014. Fourteen teachers where honored for exceptional character in the classroom....

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Kintigh delivers sound victory over Jurney

March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor-elect Dennis Kintigh hugs his wife, Carol, while former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen looks on Tuesday night at Cattleman’s Steakhouse, where supporters gathered to watch the election results. (Randal Seyler Photo) Challenger Dennis Kintigh was elected...

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Game and Fish seeking public input on policies

March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The state Game and Fish Commission is seeking public input into hunting policies, and they are open to hunters’ suggestions, said Mark Madsen, public information officer for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Our commissioners are good about...

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Officials look to relieve jail overcrowding

March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Adult & Juvenile Detention Administrator Clay Corn discusses the $15 million detention center expansion on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo) The Chaves County Detention Center is full, and officials are working with the courts to ease...

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March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Floyd Bell serves pancakes to customers at IHOP during the Shiners Hospitals for Children National Pancake Day, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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2014 Election Results

March 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Caleb Grant celebrates early voting results with state Rep. Nora Espinoza, Tuesday evening. (Shawn Naranjo Photo)   The unofficial results from the city of Roswell elections, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. (Absentee and early voting numbers in parentheses;...