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Dunn declares run for land commissioner

December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

Rancher Aubrey Dunn, center, chairman of the Chaves County Soil and Water District, has announced his candidacy for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. (Courtesy Photo) Chairman of the Chaves County Soil and Water Conservation District Aubrey Dunn announced his candidacy this week to run for the position of New Mexico commissioner of public lands....

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Robbers steal family’s savings

December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

One Dexter woman did not expect what fate threw her way after she watched her husband, Edwin Adams, die on Dec. 21 in Mesilla Valley Hospital. That night, Beth Adams became stranded in Cloudcroft at her daughter’s house because of snow. She phoned a family...

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Chaves County prints new marriage licenses after ruling

December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Clerk Dave Kunko holds the newly changed Chaves County marriage certificates his office received Thursday. Changes were made to remove references to “man and wife” and replace them with “spouse” after the state Supreme Court decided gay marriage was...

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Saint Andrew’s hosting Breakfast

December 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Free food? Free shots? Free blood pressure check? Saint Andrew’s has it all, this weekend. Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 505 North Pennsylvania Ave. will hold a free community breakfast today from 7:30-10 a.m. Free blood pressure checks and free flu...

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Vet cemetery dedication ceremony Monday

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Improvements were completed on a cul-de-sac on property earmarked for a new veterans cemetery at South Park Cemetery. The site will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Roswell-Chaves County Veterans Cemetery will be dedicated...

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Health insurance mandate has been dropped for some

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Some who had health insurance in 2013 can skirt the Affordable Care Act mandate that almost all individuals have health plans by March 31. Holders of health insurance plans cancelled due to not meeting new guidelines set down by the act can apply for...

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Bring home safety into the new year

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Give yourself the gift of added security this New Year’s.   • Consider adding a deadbolt lock to your outside doors. An in-handle key and lock system is often not enough to prevent entry into a home. • A great lock does not help if the home has a...

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AG’s Valley Meat lawsuit not heard this week

December 26, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

The lawsuit filed last week by Attorney General Gary King against Valley Meat in Santa Fe will not likely be heard in the next few days, according to the attorney for the proposed horse slaughter facility. King asked the court to immediately block Valley Meat...

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Quam arrested for extreme animal cruelty

December 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (2)

Quam The Roswell Police Department arrested a 27-year-old Roswell man on charges of extreme animal cruelty, Sunday. New Mexico statutes define extreme cruelty to animals as any act where a person intentionally tortures, mutilates, injures or poisons an animal...

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Small changes for providers with ACA start date

December 25, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

When the Affordable Care Act is implemented Jan. 1, do not expect a switch to flip. Low enrollment in the federal health insurance exchange means New Mexico health care providers will see a modest uptick, if any, in patient load. “I will tell you that...