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Winter weather plows through region

November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A winter weather pattern that arrived last night is expected to bring sleet, snow and freezing temperatures to Roswell into the weekend. “It’s going to be pretty chilly,” said Chris Luckett, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. NWS predicts the region will only reach 32 degrees today and Saturday, and drop to the [&hellip...

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Councilors change city’s voting system

November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City councilors decided to overhaul the voting process for the city’s March elections at a special meeting Thursday night without holding a public hearing. On the advice of City Clerk Sharon Coll, councilors unanimously voted to implement new Voting...

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Mother-daughter duo caught with 40 pounds of pot

November 21, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Monica Villegas (Left), Beverly Villegas (Right) The New Mexico State Police arrested two women, Wednesday, as part of an interdiction operation to stop drug trafficking. Uniformed officers from Roswell District 3, along with K-9 units, stopped a silver 2013...

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RISD staff rally to oppose new teacher evaluation system

November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Students and educators rally in front of the Chaves County Courthouse, Wednesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell Independent School District parents, students, teachers and other classroom staff rallied Wednesday in opposition to a teacher evaluation...

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County to award bid for detention centers work

November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The medical ward at the Chaves County Detention Center will be reconstructed to include up-to-date facilities for mental health and medical care. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) County commissioners will consider awarding a $15.2 million contract for general...

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RPD investigating church break-ins

November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department is investigating a break-in at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 111 E. Deming St., that occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. The subjects entered the Religious Education Building by smashing a window and...

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Chaves County FRW honors area veterans

November 20, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Veterans Honor Guard presents the flag at the Republican Woman Luncheon, Wednesday, to honor area veterans. A total of 116 people attended the event. (Jessica Palmer Photo) The Federated Republican Women of Chaves County held a lunch to honor area...

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Memory screening raises dementia awareness

November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joyce Fisher, left, talks with Victoria Candelaria of Gentiva Hospice during the ninth annual Memory Screening Day at the Roswell Elks Lodge, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) Memory loss has a sort of ring to it that scares people. But taking preventative...

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City moves ahead with convention center plans

November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

City leaders are moving ahead with plans to construct a convention center in downtown Roswell, despite knowing New Mexico Military Institute wanted to partner with them to build a similar facility less than a mile away. The city plans to add onto its existing...

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Hotels, motels remain opposed to new bed fee

November 19, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Hotels and motels in Roswell started collecting the newly imposed $2.50 per room, per night lodging fee this month. But most are still opposed to it. “It’s created major havoc,” said Edie Stevens, director of sales at La Quinta Inn and spokeswoman for...