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City to vote on tax increase March 6

February 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Despite holding the fifth-highest population in New Mexico, Roswell currently ranks ninth among the state’s 10 largest cities in the amount of revenue generated, per capita, from the city’s gross receipts tax, according to information collected from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Larry Fry, city manager, said there are a variety of...

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Leprino, Crime Stoppers offer hefty reward for info

February 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico State Police is seeking the public’s assistance in solving one of its cases. In December, agents of the New Mexico State Police were called to Leprino Foods to investigate the theft of a large amount of dry dairy ingredients from its Roswell...

Rosa Chavez celebrates 101st

February 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rosa Chavez celebrates her 101st birthday with her 4-year-old great-granddaughter, Krystil Rayne, far right, and family and friends at Sunset Villa, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Rosa Chavez turned 101 years young at Sunset Villa Care Center on Saturday,...

NM Veterans’ Services taps Long

February 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Joseph C. Long (Courtesy Photo) Joseph C. Long, a graduate of Roswell High School and Eastern New Mexico University, was named the new veterans’ business director of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services. Long will manage the department’s...

NMMI hosts 2012 JROTC drill meet

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

High school rifle drill teams from around the state compete in the Douglas McBride Rifle Competition during the New Mexico Military Institute Drill Meet, Friday. The competition continues through today. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell is the site of a series of...

Shriners, IHOP gala, Tuesday

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

David Brown, left, and Phil Kopp of the Roswell Shrine Alien Patrol, greet young travelers Robert and Jackson Willmott of Whidbey Island, Wash., Friday morning, at IHOP. The Shriners were on hand to publicize Tuesday’s annual National Pancake Day and...

Britt seeks Dexter Town Council spot

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sandra Britt (Courtesy Photo) Sandra Britt, music director at Midway Baptist Church and a school bus driver for Dexter schools, says she is seeking election for a Dexter Town Council seat during the valley elections in March. Dexter has two four-year council...

Avis Wright: Humanitarian, teacher, Pine Street Mom

February 25, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Avis Wright (Courtesy Photo) Born to parents who lived by the credo of loving and helping thy neighbor, even during the scarcity of the Great Depression, Avis Wright, 91, continues to apply the lessons of her childhood today. Wright is a retired schoolteacher...

Bingaman meets with ENMU-R students

February 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., meets with students at ENMU-R during the Student Leadership Institute, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Putting a face to the issue of financial aid and schooling, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., met with students at Eastern New Mexico...

Roswell lawmakers address C of C

February 24, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mike Gottlieb, Roswell Independent School District superintendent, and Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, have a discussion during the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn 2012 Legislative Lunch, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Roswell lawmakers gathered...