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Adair seeking to create victim fund

February 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Roswell state senator’s proposed legislation that would support a statewide victim notification fund is making gains in the upper House. Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, is seeking to create a victim notification fund that would support the state’s Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system. The bill, which has the support of the...

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Misspelled sign to be corrected

February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A newly installed sign on Southeast Main Street incorrectly spells Chaves County as “Chavez County.” (Mark Wilson Photo) Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, but to the county’s namesake this one is unkind. Do this, misspell that, can’t...

Lawmakers walk out of House hearing

February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A House committee meeting was the site of a partisan altercation on Monday that serves as a reminder of the minority party’s growing voice in the lower house, according to a local representative. Republican lawmakers walked out of the House Energy and...

Hearing held in Vega case

February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A pre-trial conference was held in Judge Charles C. Currier’s 5th Judicial District courtroom Monday afternoon for the trial of David Vega. Vega, 47, is accused of killing his son, Christopher Lee Vega , 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alyssa...

Man pleads to possessing firearm

February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Roswell man pleaded guilty in Las Cruces Federal Court on Friday to the charge of felon in possession of a firearm. According to the criminal complaint, Gary Montoya, 27, was pulled over for a traffic stop June 23, 2010, by Roswell Police Detective Michael...

Jerge crowned Miss Roswell 2011

January 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Tracey Young, Miss Chaves County 2011, left, and DeAnna Jerge, Miss Roswell 2011, pose for photos following the Miss Roswell/Miss Chaves County Scholarship Pageant Saturday evening at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

School board elections are Tuesday

January 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

School board elections for the Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur school districts, and Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Branch Community College Districts, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Voters who wish to cast a ballot may do so from 7 a.m....

Officials receive courthouse dog training

January 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Molly B, a training dog from Seattle, waits patiently for commands at the Chaves County Courthouse Friday during Meet the Courthouse Dogs, a legal training course on the issues and protocol of using assistance dogs. (Mark Wilson Photo) Courthouse Dogs, LLC, a...

Rollover

January 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emergency crews respond to a two-vehicle accident on East Second Street, Thursday at around noon. New Mexico State Police say the driver of the blue sedan crossed over onto oncoming traffic and caused an SUV to roll over. Both drivers were transported to the...

Ezzell pushing self-defense bill

January 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A local lawmaker wants to expand state statute that provides for the use of deadly force by an individual protecting their home or property. State Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, is seeking to add third parties to a state law that permits the use of...