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Commissioners decline supporting NMAC ‘priorities’

November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

By Randal Seyler Record City Editor The legislative priorities of the New Mexico Association of Counties aren’t the same as the priorities of the Chaves County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners declined to support several of the proposed priorities that were included in a resolution presented to the board on Friday morning. County Manager Stanton...

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Latest phone scam: Missed jury duty

November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Submitted by RPD The latest phone scam to hit the Roswell area is also being reported in numerous other states. It involves a caller telling people they missed jury duty and will be arrested unless they pay a fine with a pre-paid debit card. Residents in the...

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Journalist Jeff Jackson joins RDR staff

November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Staff Report A journalist from Tucson, Arizona, with more than 20 years news experience joined the Roswell Daily Record this week as a sportswriter. Jeff Jackson has worked at several daily, weekly and metro newspapers in Arizona and one in California since...

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Celebrating 25 years in Roswell

November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Timothy P. Howsare A 5-megabyte external hard drive was the size of a toaster when Oasis Computers opened in 1989. On Friday, the computer business celebrated its 25th anniversary Friday. The store is locally owned by September and John Wilmink, who are happy...

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Honoring veterans through art

November 8, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dylanne Petros Photos The Roswell Independent School District, a committee of veterans and patriots and the Roswell Sertoma Club sponsored a contest for posters honoring WWII veterans for the Veteran’s Day Celebration. Berrendo Middle School seventh-grader...

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GOP to choose House speaker Saturday; Ezzell running for majority whip

November 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Republican state Reps. Bob Wooley and Candy Spence Ezzell, both of Roswell, pause for a photo election night at Chaves County Republican Party headquarters in Roswell. Ezzell is running for majority whip in the New Mexico House of Representatives, which will...

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CrossFit competition, Food Truck Throwdown come to town Saturday

November 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Tabitha Denny, instructor and owner of CrossFit Vision in Roswell, will host the CrossFit Throwdown this weekend, beginning on Saturday in Cielo Grande Park. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Saturday will bring great food and fitness buffs together at Cielo...

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Committee declines action on inventory

November 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilor and Finance Committee Chairman Caleb Grant refused to approve the city’s fixed asset inventory certification on Thursday when he discovered two reports were incomplete. The fixed asset inventory certification is required as part of the...

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Police investigate shot that injured man’s foot

November 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning in the area of South Garden Avenue and East Deming Street. A 26-year-old Roswell man was injured by a single gunshot to the right foot during an altercation, according to a news release from the...

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Counterfeit money showing up at businesses; Fake bills seen locally are often of poor quality

November 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo   In the past two months, Roswell businesses have reported nine instances to police in which someone used or tried to use counterfeit money to purchase merchandise, the Roswell Police Department reports. In most of the cases, fake $100...