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Nominations sought for leadership awards

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Leadership Roswell Alumni Association is soliciting nominations for its 2014 Annual Leadership Awards. Nominations forms are available online at lraa.info. Nomination forms can be submitted in writing (with background explaining how the candidate meets the criteria) to: Leadership Roswell Alumni Association, P. O. Box 2959, Roswell, NM 88202-2959. Forms...

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Police seek kidnapping suspect

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Detectives from the Roswell Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Christopher Gavazza. Gavazza is a suspect in a recent kidnapping case, according to a news release issued Thursday by the police department. At approximately 10:30...

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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rev. Dale Plummer, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, imposes ashes upon the foreheads of congregants on Ash Wednesday, reciting the words, “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” marking the...

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Two meetings planned to address WIPP leak

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two town hall meetings dealing with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant radiation leak will be held this week in Carlsbad. David Klaus, U.S. Department of Energy deputy under secretary for Management and Performance; David Huizenga, senior advisor for the DOE’s...

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Testing shows no health risk for exposed employees

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Follow-up testing of employees who were exposed to airborne radioactive material during the Feb. 14 radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant shows exposure levels were extremely low and the employees are unlikely to experience any adverse health...

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Mackey ready to serve on council

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Natasha Mackey is ready to make history as the city’s first elected black councilwoman, she said Wednesday. She unseated incumbent Dusty Huckabee to become councilor-elect in Ward 1 Tuesday. “I’m really excited and I have lots of ideas, of course...

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Child abuse awareness meeting today

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a group is working to host an event to bring awareness to the community. Its second planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, at the corner of 19th Street and Union...

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Police: Racketeering case grows against duo

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The racketeering case against a pair arrested by Roswell Police on Feb. 6 continues to grow, according to a police department news release. Calvin Reese, 23, and Myranda Salayandia, 19, were arrested on Feb. 6, after a Roswell police officer initiated a...

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‘Teacher of Character’ nominees honored

March 6, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Teachers were honored on Tuesday by Character Counts! In Chaves County when the organization recognized 157 teachers who were nominated for the title of Teacher of Character 2014. Fourteen teachers where honored for exceptional character in the classroom....

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Kintigh delivers sound victory over Jurney

March 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mayor-elect Dennis Kintigh hugs his wife, Carol, while former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen looks on Tuesday night at Cattleman’s Steakhouse, where supporters gathered to watch the election results. (Randal Seyler Photo) Challenger Dennis Kintigh was elected...