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Marita De La Pena: The Deadly Tarantula Girl of Roswell

January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo Don’t be surprised if you recognize her — she’s a woman of many hats. Roswell resident Marita De La Pena belly dances. She keeps snakes. Sometimes, she belly dances with snakes. She teaches special education at Sierra Middle School. She teaches dance at the AscenDance studio. She and her husband, J.D. Lorbiecke, have [&hellip...

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Demolition man

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A construction worker from Guzman Construction Solutions walks through the rubble created from the demolition of the old New Mexico Rehabilitation Center at the corner of Gail Harris and E. Wells streets, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Denny’s raises $1,000 for shooting victims

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Denny’s night manager Priscilla Ramirez, third from left, presents a check for $1,000 collected from customers Thursday for Berrendo Middle School Students. United Way of Chaves County Executive Director Sherry Mumford, second from left, said the money...

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Customer service important to Ward 5 candidate Denny

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tabitha Denny is running for City Council in Ward 5. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Tabitha Denny speaks from the heart, she said. She’s not a politician but decided that to make a difference in the community, she needed to take a stand. “I want to be realistic....

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Hispano Chamber to distribute car seats

January 24, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce is now giving out car seats through the Car Seat Distribution Program. The chamber will hold its first appointments today from 9–11 a.m. at the chamber, located at 327 N. Main. In order to be eligible to receive a car...

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Cool down

January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Geese fly and land in the waters of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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County seeks to realign Berrendo River

January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Berrendo River’s natural path as it meanders along the east side of North Main Street may be straightened out to avoid future flooding problems. Chaves County Flood Control Superintendent Dick Smith is in the early stages of designing a plan to protect...

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Mackey wants to be a ‘fresh voice’ for city’s Ward 1

January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Natasha N. Mackey, a distance learning coordinator at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, is running for City Council in Ward 1.  Many know her as “The Jewelry Lady,” and some might recognize the work she’s done to help clean up the city. Most...

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Espinoza pursues another term as state rep

January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

State Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59, seen here speaking at a luncheon at the Roswell Job Corps this year, will run for her fifth term. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) State Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59, will seek a fifth term this year, as she continues to support...

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Documentary explores unsolved mass murder at the Las Cruces Bowl

January 23, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

“A Nightmare in Las Cruces” opens at Icon Cinemas today. Originally released in 2011, this film is a documentary about the 1990 robbery and execution-style mass murder that occurred at the Las Cruces Bowl on the morning of Feb. 10, 1990. The film’s...