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Fed OKs Roswell horse meat plant

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell-area Valley Meat Co.’s epic fight to attain federal approval to open the nation’s first horse slaughterhouse after a seven-year ban has ended, the plant announced Friday. USDA’s move may allow the plant to open in early July, but the threat of legal action by national animal rights activist groups could delay plans. The plant’s [&hellip...

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CC approves amendment to zoning ordinance

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

During a special meeting Friday, the City Council approved an amendment to Zoning Ordinance 10-02 that will regulate sexually oriented businesses in the event that one seeks to start up in Roswell. Under the amendment, businesses, such as adult bookstores,...

Cops ready to serve more than justice

June 29, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office will give a whole new meaning to serving the public at their Cops and Country Cookin’ benefit lunch today. Officers and deputies will wait tables as celebrity waiters and waitresses from 11...

Job Corps updates leaders on programs

June 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

State Representative Nora Espinoza, Rep.-Dist 59, delivered an inspiring speech about education at the quarterly Community Relations Council at the Roswell Job Corps Center Wednesday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Guest speaker state Representative Nora Espinoza...

MAW to send local girl to Disney World

June 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Neveah Fuentez, 8, enjoys her Make a Wish lunch at Cattle Baron with her mother, Christina Fuentez, and the rest of her family, Thursday. Neveah’s wish is to go to Disneyland. (Mark Wilson Photo) Every child has a wish. Some wish to go to the moon, some...

Tips on how to beat the heat

June 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

It’s summertime and the weather is sweltering. It may be a good excuse to indulge in an ice cream cone or take a run through a sprinkler, but the heat also can be harmful. “Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all...

Lesser prairie chicken decision delayed

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

In letters issued Wednesday to lawmakers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced that the organization will grant a six-month extension for a final decision on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken as endangered. Ashe said in the...

Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon kicks off

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jaxon King, aka Tie Dye Man, and Renee Roach, aka Anajj Ventress, attend the Peppers Bar & Grill Party on the Patio celebration of the Roswell Filmfest and Cosmicon, Wednesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) The music blasts around the patio, coming from...

Fierce heat causes local power outages

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

An extreme high temperature of 109 degrees that baked Roswell Wednesday caused a few likely overheated Xcel Energy customers to overload the system and lose power. “With the heat and with the load, it caused some equipment failures,” said Xcel Energy...

‘Healthy’ local kids earn most governor medals in state

June 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Independent School District third-graders earned the most Healthy Kids Challenge medals in New Mexico last school year, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. Of the 580 children who successfully completed the Centennial Healthy Kids 5-2-1-0...