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GED graduates are now ready to move ‘adelante’

May 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Graduates from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell arrive for the GED Completion Graduation ceremony, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Forty-eight GED graduates stepped onto the stage and shouted, “Adelante!” after receiving their high school equivalency certificates Thursday night at ENMU-R, the 23rd annual GED High School Completion Graduation ceremony...

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Mike Kakuska, successful public schools admin., seeks County seat

May 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mike Kakuska. Roswell Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Mike Kakuska, who has worked for various agencies, principally public schools, says he is seeking election to the most contested County Commission seat, District 4. Commissioner Dick...

Major solar project gets city funding

May 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

A major area solar project received approval for the issuance of the city’s industrial revenue bonds in the maximum principal amount of $11 million, pending approval of area schools that are affected by property taxes. The Roswell City Council approved the...

Time flies like an arrow; damselflies like a lily

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Damselflies hover near a water lily in full bloom at the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary & Nature Center, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Chad Hamill on Senate District 32: It’s time for some new blood in there

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Indicating he could render the most change through the position, Fire Chief Chad Hamill says he is seeking election to the District 32 Senate seat. A Republican, Hamill will face Roswell farmer Cliff Pirtle in the primary. If successful, he will then face...

Lawrence trial, Day 2

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (3)

Wednesday was second and final day of state’s witnesses in the case of State of New Mexico versus David Lawrence. The former Goddard High School coach is facing charges of criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old student. GHS Principal Andrew Sweet...

Look out, DC, here we come!

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city has called in reinforcement in the form of the state’s congressional delegates to aid in its appeal of the 2010 Census population and housing data. The 2010 Census revealed the city’s official population count as 48,366, just three percent short...

Donald Wenner explains aortic aneurysm repair

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

There are only a handful of New Mexico doctors who can perform the newest procedure to repair a silent yet deadly condition. One resides in Roswell. Donald Wenner, chief of surgery at Lovelace Regional Hospital, is the only physician in southeast New Mexico...

Feds arrest Barela for firearm possession

May 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Xavier Barela, 36, now faces federal charges as felon in possession of a firearm. The Roswell Police Department arrested Barela on the weekend of April 21, following a traffic stop. When he was pulled over, Barela tossed a gun to the passenger. A search...

ENMU-R, Sacred Power, Xcel Energy commission carport

May 9, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co., speaks to attendees at the commissioning ceremony for a new solar carport on the ENMU-Roswell campus as Dr. John Madden, ENMU-R president, listens. Julia Bergman Photo On one of the cloudiest...