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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Albert Montoya

February 27, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Albert Montoya, 27, is wanted for receiving stolen property.  The incident occurred in late October 2013, on the 700 block of North Lea.  Through the course of the investigation officers obtained sufficient probable cause and secured an arrest warrant for Montoya. He is described as being 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown [&hellip...

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County expects $7 million in capital outlay funds

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Steve Stone Graphic Governments and schools in Chaves County expect to get nearly $7.2 million in capital outlay funds recently approved by the Legislature to help with a number of agencies, projects and improvements. The funding has not yet received the...

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A warm welcome

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

International Law Enforcement Academy delegates from Albania, Moldova and Romania are welcomed to Roswell during a reception at the Chaves County Administration Building, Wednesday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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City strives to stem illegal water usage

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell city water department has begun filing police reports on illegal water hookups, to provide better documentation for the city. “There are not more cases of illegal hookups than in the past, we have just started taking the extra step of filing a...

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Fouratt named state secretary of Public Safety

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Veteran federal prosecutor Greg Fouratt, left, speaks to an officer, Wednesday, during an announcement of his appointment to lead the New Mexico Department of Public Safety in Albuquerque. (AP Photo) Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Roswell native Gregory J....

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Residents are using less water after rate increase

February 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Residents are using less water after last year’s rate increase and after facing another dollar increase in rates this year, the city’s water superintendent told the city’s finance committee Wednesday. The city raised rates by 22 percent, which went into...

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Pilots prepare

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pilot trainees prepare for flight at the Roswell International Air Center, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

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Official: County not impacted by WIPP radiation

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County residents have no reason to be concerned about the recent radiation leak from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the county emergency manager said on Tuesday. “I spoke with the emergency manager of Eddy County and with WIPP...

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County completing hazard mitigation plan

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County and participating municipalities are completing a hazard mitigation plan. Currently, it is in a draft format and is scheduled to be delivered to the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by March 15. As part of the...

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Ortega arrested, faces 4 charges

February 25, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ortega Police arrested James A. Ortega, 23, Sunday, after officers located him in the 300 block of North Virginia Avenue hanging on to a 15-year-old youth. According to Roswell Police Department release, officers responded to a commercial alarm at Bullock’s...