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Even in jail, Christmas a special time

December 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

For family members of the people incarcerated at Chaves County Detention Center, Christmas can appear bleak. Both the adult and juvenile facilities stay open all day so families can visit. Families are allowed to bring children, but there are no contact visits. “The only contact visits we allow are court ordered or inmates enrolled in [&hellip...

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Fallen soldier’s family treated to trip

December 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Jordan Salas and her little brother Ricky, children of Army Pvt. 1st Class Ricky Salas Jr. who died serving in Iraq in 2006, pose with the American Eagle mascot prior to their departure to Dallas Thursday with their mother for a fun-filled weekend courtesy of...

Sign rules move forward

December 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A sign regulation which sparked controversy before it was temporarily put to rest by the City Council in August will return to the chamber floor for a vote in January. City councilors voted 4-2 Thursday to approve authorization to advertise for a public...

RCC cadets graduate

December 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Marching in stride, basic class No. 277 graduated from Roswell Correctional Center’s correctional officers training academy Thursday. The ceremony was held at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. “We made it through with minimal...

Kindermusik performs at La Villa

December 9, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Delaney Vander Dussen, 2, decked out in festive attire, performs with other children from Kindermusik with Miss Wendolyn, a music and movement program involving youngsters ranging in age from 18 months to 4 years old, at La Villa Assisted Living Wednesday...

Lake Van gets a spike of new life

December 9, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Dexter’s Lake Van aquatic population spiked by nearly 5,000 inhabitants Tuesday, after the state’s Game and Fish Department delivered a double stock of trout. “It’s a good day for Lake Van,” said Paul Sanchez, of the Game and...

Former RPD commander applies to become chief

December 9, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A former top commander at the Roswell Police Department, who was recently fired from the force, is among 11 individuals who submitted applications to become the department’s newest chief, according to city records. Former Commander Scott Conner is one...

Gala entertains and raises funds, too

December 8, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Hannah Lilley, right, and Zoey Neeld, center, check out Sarah Lilley’s fingernail polish while greeting visitors attending the Community Foundation of Chaves County’s eighth annual Angel Gala Tuesday evening at the Roswell Convention and...

Ordinance discussed at sign workshop

December 8, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

City councilors spent about three and a half hours discussing a controversial sign regulation that will likely return to the council chambers for another vote. Officials went through the proposed regulation line by line. They tossed the majority of language...

ENMU-R opens health center

December 8, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell opened its new Health Science Center on Tuesday. “This was a vision in 1999,” Jane Batson, dean of ENMU-R division of health, said. “It was on the horizon (to build this facility) on a statewide dental...