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Man pleads to possessing firearm

February 1, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Roswell man pleaded guilty in Las Cruces Federal Court on Friday to the charge of felon in possession of a firearm. According to the criminal complaint, Gary Montoya, 27, was pulled over for a traffic stop June 23, 2010, by Roswell Police Detective Michael Stanton. The detective reported that Montoya appeared nervous. A driver’s [&hellip...

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Jerge crowned Miss Roswell 2011

January 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Tracey Young, Miss Chaves County 2011, left, and DeAnna Jerge, Miss Roswell 2011, pose for photos following the Miss Roswell/Miss Chaves County Scholarship Pageant Saturday evening at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

School board elections are Tuesday

January 30, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

School board elections for the Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur school districts, and Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell Branch Community College Districts, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Voters who wish to cast a ballot may do so from 7 a.m....

Officials receive courthouse dog training

January 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Molly B, a training dog from Seattle, waits patiently for commands at the Chaves County Courthouse Friday during Meet the Courthouse Dogs, a legal training course on the issues and protocol of using assistance dogs. (Mark Wilson Photo) Courthouse Dogs, LLC, a...

Rollover

January 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Emergency crews respond to a two-vehicle accident on East Second Street, Thursday at around noon. New Mexico State Police say the driver of the blue sedan crossed over onto oncoming traffic and caused an SUV to roll over. Both drivers were transported to the...

Ezzell pushing self-defense bill

January 29, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A local lawmaker wants to expand state statute that provides for the use of deadly force by an individual protecting their home or property. State Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, is seeking to add third parties to a state law that permits the use of...

On the table: Education bills in the Senate

January 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Lawmakers across the state introduced about 40 education-related bills after the Legislature convened in Santa Fe last week. Issues range from school lunch nutrition, grade promotions and moratoriums on building new schools. Here is a breakdown of Senate...

Will remodeled school be ready by next school year?

January 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Construction crews work on building a new addition to Sunset Elementary School, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) School officials say they hope construction on Sunset Elementary School will be completed this fall, though opinions differ on whether it will be...

Connecting the world

January 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Antonio Tavizon of the Fishel Company rolls out fiber optic cable for cell phone towers at the corner of South Main Street and Ryan Road, Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Man arrested for worthless checks

January 28, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Joe Maner, 40, was arrested on 37 counts of passing worthless checks, written during a period from July 15, 2007, through Aug. 7, 2007. “In three weeks, he managed to write 37 worthless checks over $25. The largest was $402.93,” said Erica...