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RISD enrollment numbers are down

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Independent School District’s enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is down from last year’s numbers. Superintendent Michael Gottlieb said total enrollment for the district this year is 10,136, which is down 27 students from last year. The school district records enrollment numbers after the first, fifth, and 40th school days, respectively....

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Feral Cat Day is just around the corner

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, a day created to raise awareness about the plight of stray cats and to promote Trap-Neuter-Return programs. Many people do not understand the benefits of TNR. They believe if the cat is returned to the wild, the problem...

City council announces proclamation

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

At the city council meeting Thursday evening, Mayor Del Jurney issued a proclamation announcing Oct. 13, 2011, as AB Gwinn Day, in honor of Gwinn’s role as the founding father of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks and Recreation...

Wall of Honor gets installed

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

With Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day looming around the corner, Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier program is providing the community with a venue to openly thank soldiers fighting overseas. Nicole Vargas, founder of Adopt-a-Soldier, said a Wall of Honor was...

Historical home needed

October 14, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Do you have a home which was built in the early part of the last century? Or, perhaps one which boasts unusual architecture? The Historical Society of Southeast New Mexico needs one more home to be fully decorated for its annual Home Tour to be held on...

High above Roswell

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Corey John of Broken Arrow Communications climbs a water tower at the Roswell International Air Center on Tuesday morning to fix a Sprint antenna. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Stabbing suspect Thomas is headed to trial

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Alvin Thomas, 38, has been bound over for trial on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Thomas, along with co-defendant Larry Cain, is accused of stabbing Colby House, 20, and Michael Lazos, 27, in late September. The state’s first witness,...

Murder case to go to trial

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The preliminary hearing in the Mario Montoya murder trial was held in Magistrate Court on Tuesday. Montoya is charged with the revenge killing of Jericole Coleman, 21. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 at the intersection of Ash and Albuquerque streets. Deputy...

Couple hopes to buy Unity Center for teens

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Currently serving as a safe haven for pigeons, the Unity Center, which once provided a secure place for youth to hang out and a venue for local bands to play, may be reopening its doors. Roswell residents Casey and Heidi Key hope to renovate and reinstate the...

RPD goes after scam operation

October 13, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Sept. 29, the Roswell Police Department received information about a possible scam from Fedex. “They became suspicious when a man came in asking for 50 separate shipping envelops. He returned with 33 addressed to different private addresses,” said RPD...