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Vaz wins grand champ in swine with ‘Daisy Mae’

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

“Daisy Mae” was a bit tuckered out by Tuesday afternoon but she was still full of personality as she chewed on her owner’s plastic shoe. The Hampshire swine had, after all, performed four times in the judge’s circle as Brennan Vaz led her around before she was chosen as grand champion at this year’s Chaves [&hellip...

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Trujillo takes two titles in goat meat competition

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The tribe was rambunctious. One individual was especially alert, showing off his powerful back legs and the big rack in his loan. Ultimately, these stunts and defined muscle won the 5-month-old Wether, or male goat, the championship at Chaves County 4-H and...

Possible arson at Valley Meat

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fire crews responded to a suspicious fire Saturday that apparently was started near a generator at Valley Meat Co.’s plant on Cedarvale Road near Roswell. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Fire officials responded to a suspicious fire Saturday that burned part of...

Council passes budget

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Facing relatively flat revenues and rising expenses, City Councilors passed a preliminary budget for the fiscal year 2014 Monday. “A higher percentage of the city’s budgeted expenditures are actually being spent, which leaves less carryover into the...

Studdard wins with ‘Espresso’

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell was graced Monday with the presence of Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail – well not exactly under those names, but a plethora of rabbits did congregate for the rabbit competition at Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair. The crowning victor after all was said...

Sparkmans raise top goats

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The high-pitched sound echoed around the covered arena. It sounded like a kid screaming, and in fact, it was a kid – it just wasn’t a human one. Fighting their ropes, a herd of goats, both young and old, were brought into the arena for the dairy goat...

Commission meets

July 30, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County Commissioners will consider approving the county’s fiscal year 2013-2014 final budget, adopting a report on the proposed listing of the lesser prairie chicken and placing a moratorium on new subdivisions today beginning at 9 a.m. today....

Fit and Fast: Kids learn the benefits of getting physical

July 28, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Kaitlynn Madrid, 8, receives her new bike courtesy of the Healthy Kids in the Park program at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club, Friday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Kids sat or stood in a gathered clump at Roswell Big Brothers Big Sisters, anxiously gripping little...

Solis retires from Police Department

July 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Solis Roswell Police Chief Al Solis announced his retirement from the department on Friday. “I talked to the City on Wednesday.” His retirement will take effect on August 31. He is leaving the department for reasons of health. Solis was diagnosed with...

Despite discrimination, WAC Phillips served with pride

July 27, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Phillips Her white hair thickly curls around her head, and her eyes hide behind large framed glasses as she stares off into space, caught up in memories. For a moment, she isn’t in her room at La Villa, rather, lost somewhere in North Africa, circa 1944 and...