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NMML elects Roswell native Matt White president

September 2, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

A self-proclaimed “alien baby,” Eunice Mayor Matt White was honored to return to his hometown, a community he said he would move back to in a heartbeat, in anticipation of his formal election as president of the New Mexico Municipal Institute, Thursday afternoon. White grew up on a ranch 30 miles northeast of Roswell, where [&hellip...

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Leaders in slammer for MoD

September 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Forty-five community and business leaders from the Roswell area were locked up Tuesday for a good cause. The leaders were held in the Community Room of the Pioneer Bank on Main Street, overseen by Judge Darryl Burkfield from 94.9 KBIM, as part of the March of...

Prescription Trails: Go take a hike for better health

September 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Doctors in Roswell may soon be prescribing something that’s free, fun, 100 percent natural and best of all, can help prevent a multitude of illnesses. Through an initiative called Prescription Trails, Roswell doctors could soon be prescribing something as...

Pecos Elementary School remodel begins this week

September 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Kindergartners at Pecos Elementary hold on to their yellow hard hats as they participate in groundbreaking ceremonies for a new 12,000-square-foot addition to the school, Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Pecos Elementary School, which welcomed its first students...

Parks: City needs forester

September 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Some of the city’s trees, as seen from the rooftop of the Bank of America building on Fifth and Main streets. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) Emily Russo Miller Record Staff Writer Park officials are imploring the city to reinstate the urban forester position to...

Red Cross, sign of hope, is always there

September 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign. The logo for the American Red Cross is the second most...

NMML holds forum

September 1, 2011 • Local News • • Comments Off

Underage drinking, infrastructure financing, the judicial roles of governing bodies, the roles of the state land office and capital improvements were all discussed at the governing body forum of the New Mexico Municipal League Conference, Wednesday morning....

‘Daddy’s home!’

September 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Army Spc. Joshua Hedgecock receives a welcome home kiss from daughter Isabella Joyce Hedgecock, 5, during a party held at Peter Piper Pizza, Wednesday evening. Hedgecock, who just finished his third tour of Iraq, returned home earlier in the day just in time...

RPD arrests Chacon on multiple charges

August 31, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Police arrested Samuel Chacon, 19, on Monday. Chacon allegedly acted as an accomplice to Kris Shuman, 30, in a case of armed robbery and false imprisonment. Shuman has already been detained at the Chaves County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery,...

Family feud sparks courthouse brawl

August 31, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A brawl broke out on the mezzanine at Chaves County 5th District Court at 2 p.m., Monday, after a hearing in juvenile court as two families exited Judge Freddie Romero’s courtroom. According to Sheriff’s Deputy D.R. Treadwall, “some seven or eight...