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NEA inducts Waldrip into State Hall of Fame

January 5, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

For Suzie Waldrip, the road to becoming a revered educator meant having an openness to receiving lessons, even from unlikely sources. Waldrip was a 2011 National Education Association State Hall of Fame inductee. Six educators from throughout New Mexico were recognized for their dedication to teaching. Waldrip was given the honor for the state’s southeast...

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Is it spring yet

January 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sunny blue skies shine down on tall grass growing wild at Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

$1,800 in copper is stolen

January 4, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

An unknown subject made off with $1,800 worth of copper wire from a light pole at the Wool Bowl, 1800 N. Grand Ave., according to a Roswell Police Department incident report. The property belongs to the Roswell Independent School District. On Dec. 30, police...

Roswell Chamber rings in new year to benefit United Way

January 3, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Many came to the first Roswell New Year’s Eve Gala to support the United Way of Chaves County. The evening included live entertainment, dancing, gambling tables and food catered by Chef Mariano of Roswell Regional Hospital. (Rey Berrones photo) [/auth...

Remembering Christopher

January 1, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s Adopt-a-Soldier program recruited the help of several community members as well as local businesses to make a reception for the family of Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Martinez, 29, who passed away Dec. 24, in Warner Robins, Ga. The reception...

City opens new fire station

December 31, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire Chief James Salas and Mayor Del Jurney cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the new Fire Station No. 3, Friday. (Julia Bergman Photo) Friday marked two momentous occasions for the Roswell Fire Department: Fire Chief James Salas’ final...

Patti Stacy, RCLT actress, director, ‘not a patient person’

December 31, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

RCLT president Patti Stacy (Rey Berrones Photo) A woman of many theatrical talents, Patti Stacy, president of the Roswell Community Little Theatre, has directed four plays and acted in around 50 through the group. Stacy directed The Maginot Line, The...

Roswell Community Little Theatre to debut a new building

December 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

With remodeling nearly complete, the Roswell Community Little Theatre plans to inaugurate its new building with the musical comedy ‘Small Talk’ in January. On Jan. 20, RCLT will hold its grand opening, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the...

Memorial scheduled

December 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

A reception in honor of Staff Sgt. Christopher Martinez, 28, will be held at First Baptist Church’s cafeteria, 500 N. Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. The Roswell native passed away on Dec. 24 in Georgia. Martinez joined the Air...

Drivers: road closures and detours, up ahead

December 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Road Department will be replacing a structure at the intersection of Ottawa Road and Shoshoni Road starting Jan. 9. Work should be completed by Feb. 3. Ottawa Road will be closed to thru traffic from SR 2 to Shoshoni Road for the duration...