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Library unveils flashy new sign

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dr. Judy Armstrong speaks during the dedication of the Roswell Public Library’s new electronic sign, Friday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) In a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Roswell Public Library’s new digital billboard was brought to life when the sign’s sponsors joined in plugging in its power connection. Friends of the Roswell Public...

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New St. Mark’s pastor delayed retirement to continue preaching from the heart

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Larry Sydow, new pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) After being in ministry for 40 years, Larry Sydow thought he was retired — until a congregation in Roswell changed that, bringing a new leader to the community. Sydow is the new...

Judge Lopez runs for NM Court of Appeals

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Judge Victor Lopez, who currently serves as a Workers’ Compensation judge in Albuquerque, says he is running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals during the primary elections in June. Lopez announced his decision to run in the 2012 election outside of the...

Local scratcher player wins $50,000 prize

January 28, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Amanda Gunnels of Roswell calmly told her husband three times that she had won a lottery prize. And three times W.R. Gunnels responded with “that’s good.” Finally, the slightly annoyed winner told her husband to get his glasses and look at the lucky...

Sunken pond construction under way

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Crews from the City of Roswell and Box Crane navigate a large rock into place as they create the foundation for a waterfall in the sunken pond at Cahoon Park, Thursday. The new and improved pond will feature the waterfall, fish, water plants and new...

Milburn Dolen, business owner, to run for City Council Ward IV

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Milburn Dolen Milburn Dolen, who has served as vice president and president of the Roswell Independent School District school board, says he is running for the Ward IV City Council seat during the municipal election in March. Councilor Amarante Fresquez...

Coon gets probation

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (3)

A former Roswell police officer was sentenced to probation Tuesday after pleading no contest to nine charges stemming from his use of another person’s driver’s license to obtain drugs from a pharmacy. Justin Coon was charged with two counts of obtaining a...

Driver’s license bill tabled 5-4, legislators weigh in

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rep. Andy Nuñez’s, I-Hatch, bill, which enables only those with a social security number to qualify for a New Mexico driver’s license, was tabled 5-4 on a party-line vote during a House Labor and Human Resources Committee meeting Thursday afternoon. The...

Washington Ave. to close

January 27, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Starting Jan. 30, South Washington Avenue will be closed from West Hendricks Street to West Tilden Street due to water line construction. The closure will commence at 9 a.m, and the project is expected to last four days. Motorists are advised to seek...

Scenic New Mexico

January 26, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A road sign warns motorists of a 90 degree turn on S. Nevada Road with the snow-covered Sierra Blanca mountains looming in the background, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...