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Local farmer is one step closer to being green

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Neal Pope, left, gives a tour of a solar array located at Allen Farm in southeast Roswell to Beverly Allen, Lynn Ditto and New Mexico Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner Tuesday afternoon. (Mark Wilson Photo) One step toward being green will help a local farm remain such. Neal Pope, who co-owns Pope Family Investments [&hellip...

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Students learn character from local leaders

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military Institute’s Major Eric Evertson reads from a Dr. Seuss book to Washington Avenue Elementary School students Tuesday morning at the Spring River Park & Zoo during a Character Counts! tour. Children from area schools visited the 6...

Chaves County Board of Commissioners to meet Thursday

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, at the Chaves County Administrative Center, for its regular business meeting. An item on the agenda expected to create much debate is Resolution R-11-059 concerning the intent of Chaves...

Five to be honored at Honoring the Badge event

October 19, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Five members of the law enforcement and the first responders community will be honored at the Commissioner’s Chambers in the Joe Skeen Building, 1 St. Mary’s Place, at 6 p.m. today. The event, called Honoring the Badge: Building and Upholding the Public...

Local law enforcement to hold Drug Take Back

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

The prescription drugs collected last year totalled 90 pounds according to Chaves County Sheriff Office estimates; however, the DEA estimates that Roswell contributed 100 pounds to the local district totals. (Courtesy Photo) On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m....

Westlake sets up Zombie zone

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell’s Zombie Central conveniently located at Westlake Hardware in the 2800 block of North Main Street. (Jessica Palmer Photo) Westlake TruValue Hardware, 2810 N. Main St., has gotten into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve season, by setting up a...

David Vega receives sentence

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Judge Charles C. Currier sentenced David Vega, 48, to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his son, Christopher Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Michelle (Alisa Michelle) Montgomery, 31, on May 10, 2010, at 1007 Rancho Road after a day of...

Strong Sunshine Laws help fight corruption

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Corruption levels decrease and the probability of corrupt acts being detected increases in states that have a strong Sunshine Law, otherwise known as an open record law, according to a research paper entitled, Sunshine as Disinfectant: The Effect of State...

Roswell Job Corps looking for new director

October 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Starting Nov. 1, Career Opportunities Inc., based out of San Marcos, Texas, will take over operational responsibilities for the U.S. Department of Labor Roswell Jobs Corps Center. Chugach Industries, Inc. currently holds the contract for operating the center....

Gun Club hosts Appleseed event

October 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments (0)

Rifle enthusiasts work on their marksmanship skills Saturday morning at the Roswell Gun Club during the Revolutionary War Veterans Association Appleseed Project which commemorates American heritage. (Mark Wilson Photo) History, heritage and marksmanship met...