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Judge rules Campbell be confined until age of 21

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

There were gasps of shock from family members as District Court Judge Freddie Romero announced his decision Wednesday afternoon that 13-year-old Mason Campbell will be confined until he reaches the age of 21. The decision followed an emotional day of testimony before a packed courtroom, with statements coming from the family members of both victims,...

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Friedman to miss UFO Festival due to health

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Friedman   World-renowned UFO expert Stanton Friedman will not be able to appear at this year’s UFO Festival as planned due to health issues. Friedman’s absence was announced Monday on the festival website, ufofestivalroswell.com. “We have several...

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Bank temporarily blocks transactions made in Mexico

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

After reports of Pioneer Bank debit cards being used in Mexico reached the public, Pioneer Bank is “temporarily blocking transactions” made in Mexico, Pioneer Bank President Jon Hitchcock said. “We protect our customers against unauthorized activity and...

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Deadline for animal fair entries is July 7

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The deadline to enter animals into shows for the 2014 Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair is July 7. “The entries are … just to get a number count (of animals),” said Shannon Wooton, the extension home economist for Chaves County. The fee to enter animals...

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Murray: Education has to change if US is to compete

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gen. Douglas Murray, dean of academics for New Mexico Military Institute, discusses the state of education with the Roswell Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The focus of education in the U.S. will need to embrace completion over...

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Altrusa Club seeks to rename park

July 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Altrusa Club recently requested the city Parks and Recreation Commission consider changing the name of the Missouri Avenue Park to Altrusa Park. Deborah Goluska, Altrusa member and former club president, asked the commissioners to consider...

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City leaders scrutinize ad spending

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

David Hayduk, president and CEO of HK Advertising of Santa Fe, shows promotional brochures his firm is working on to City Councilor Tabitha Denny after a City Council workshop Tuesday night. (Jeff Tucker Photo)   All 10 Roswell city councilors attended a...

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Pilot program for local VA access in the works

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

If all goes according to plans discussed Friday in Albuquerque between U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., and Veterans Affairs administrators, a pilot program to allow veterans in Roswell and other Southeast New Mexico communities to see local doctors instead of...

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Pioneer Bank: TV reports of hacked accounts inaccurate

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque erroneously reported on television and on its website Tuesday that customer accounts at Pioneer Bank had possibly been hacked, according to a released statement from the bank. KRQE reported this without verifying the accuracy of...

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Cosmicon returns to Roswell Mall Friday

July 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fans pause for a group-selfie during the 2014 Roswell Filmfest. This year’s Cosmicon kicks off on July 4 at the Roswell Mall and will feature out-of-this-world fun, including Garrett Wang of “Star Trek Voyager” fame and Dr. Who’s TARDIS. (Submitted...