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Animal Services gets another alligator to place

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Animal Services received another alligator, Wednesday. The 2-year – old American alligator was turned in voluntarily unlike the previous two, which were confiscated in March when the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the 900 block of Lusk Street and found two alligators inside the residence. “I got it...

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Sunset redo nearly complete

July 28, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Michael Gottlieb, RISD Superintendent, shows off the front entrance of Sunset Elementary, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Construction on Sunset Elementary School will likely be complete by the first day of school next month, Roswell Independent School...

Council approves budget

July 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

City councilors closed the books on the 2011 fiscal year during a special meeting Wednesday evening, and unanimously voted to pass a budget for the 2012 fiscal year. The budget that passed shows that though revenues are remaining flat while expenses are...

Wilson tours Roswell Regional; talks health care, jobs

July 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Former Rep. Heather Wilson visits with Roswell Regional Hospital CEO Rod Schumacher during her Courage to Create Jobs tour of Southeastern New Mexico, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) U.S. Senate hopeful Heather Wilson kicked off a week-long Courage to...

Hale suggests more local approach

July 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A do-it-yourself approach may be the solution to many issues faced by local veterans, including health care, homelessness and the isolating distance between local vets and care facilities in northern New Mexico; at least according to New Mexico Department of...

Norway seeks to keep peace after attack

July 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Confessed terrorist Anders Behring Breivik hoped to trigger a nationalist revolution in Norway. But his double act of mass murder and destruction seems to have stirred only dignified defiance in this wealthy, idealistic nation...

Dwyer gets sentenced

July 26, 2011 • Local News • • Comments (3)

Allen C. Dwyer, Jr., 20, was sentenced Monday to 20 years with five years suspended sentence for the killing of Tony Quici in a botched burglary attempt. The incident occurred on Jan. 22, 2008. Quici lived for about a week after the attack and told his...

RISD flunks AYP; it's not alone

July 24, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

The Roswell school district was among the 86 of 89 school districts in the state that did not make its adequate yearly progress mark in 2011, according to data released Friday afternoon by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The AYP rankings show that...

From audition to final curtain in 5 days

July 24, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Toy soldiers and other young cast members await their cues back stage during the Missoula Children’s Theatre and Roswell Kids’ Arts ProgramS presentation of “Pinocchio” Saturday afternoon at Pueblo Auditorium. (Mark Wilson Photo) In...

Vickers finds 15 feds missed

July 23, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

In the past month, Roswell’s city planner has driven two hours or more each day in search of something that may never come to pass. He’s reviewed aerial maps of Roswell, sketched out block-based work maps of Roswell, and even drives for hours to...