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County leaders vote to join coalition to oppose BLM rules

April 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

County commissioners discuss disputes with the BLM at a Thursday meeting. From left are Kyle Wooten, James Duffey, Kim Chesser, William Cavin, Chairman Robert Corn and County Manager Stanton Riggs. (Lisa Dunlap Photo) Chaves County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to join a multi-state initiative opposing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s...

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High school seniors tour ENMU-R

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Local high school seniors visit the Sierra Vista Village residence halls at the ENMU-Roswell campus Thursday during a tour called “Explore Eastern.” About 130 students toured the campus, met with staff and faculty and learned about degree programs....

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Lineman gives glimpse into job’s critical role

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bill Brewer has been a lineman for Xcel Energy for 12 years now. Before that he worked in the family business, farming in the Dexter/Hagerman area. His family has been in the valley for well over three generations. “I like being outdoors,” he said. Brewer...

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Local could face 10-year sentence on federal firearms charges

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

A federal judge in Las Cruces found probable cause Thursday to support a criminal complaint charging a 49-year-old Roswell man with violating federal firearms charge. Nathaniel Eddie Madrid will be detained pending trial, a U.S. Magistrate judge ordered....

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Ellington named assistant VP for health ed at ENMU-R

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ellington Dyan Ellington has been named assistant vice president for Health Education at ENMU-Roswell. Ellington most recently served as the Sun Path Site director at ENMU-Roswell. She previously worked as the Regional Operations manager for the N.M. Children...

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ENMU-R board votes for tuition increase

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Changes in academic offerings also ahead Above: ENMU-R board members followed the recommendation of college leaders to end the associate’s degree in air traffic control (Submitted Photo). Continuing to deal with years of state cuts and other budget factors,...

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Roswell Studios’ debut is underway

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Director of Photography Virgil Harper and First Assistant Director Dusty Dukatz prepare to shoot a scene for the movie “2 Years and 8 Days” in the 200 block of North Main Street in downtown Roswell Wednesday morning. In the seventh day of production, the...

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Three lawyers apply for judicial vacancy

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Bell, Hunter and Johnson are seeking district judgeship Above: Public Defender Anna Marie Bell, left, and Joan Boué, president of the Chaves County Republican Women, speak after Wednesday’s monthly GOP luncheon at the Roswell Elks Lodge. Bell and Roswell...

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Recent NMMI cadet pleads guilty in child porn case

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

Pleading guilty Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces to one count of possession of child pornography, recent New Mexico Military Institute cadet Joshua Adam Williams, 20, of Lakeside, California, is facing 10 years in prison, followed by a 15-year term of...

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Man with multiple prior convictions indicted

April 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Fifth Judicial DistrictAttorney’s office released the names of four more individuals who were indicted last week by the grand jury bringing the total number of indictments to 54, since convening earlier this year. • Adam J. Herrera, 27, of the 2000...