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Rode charges political deals in Downs at Albuquerque lease

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico State Fair Commissioner Charlotte Rode, a Republican, has long criticised the awarding of a 25-year lease to the Downs at Albuquerque to operate a racino and construct a casino at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds as being a product of back-door deals between Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration and members of the Downs management. [&hellip...

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ME: Harney’s death accidental

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

According to autopsy results, the cause of death for a man who died in police custody was “positional asphyxia,” which suggests he suffocated in the police unit. The medical examiner ruled the death as accidental. Robin Daniel Harney, 57, died on Jan. 9...

‘The sun’s nice, but rain washes off the ants’

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Healthy sunflowers soak in the sunshine Wednesday morning after a good watering from Tuesday’s rainfall. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Report cards are in

July 12, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

With the state’s initiative to evaluate the performance of New Mexico schools better, came a new rating system and the first report card revealing passing grades for the majority of public schools, including in Roswell, where just one school failed....

Plateau brings fiber optics to Roswell

July 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Buddy Vaughan, right, chief technology officer with Plateau, and Clay Bracken, senior manager, announced on Tuesday that Plateau’s newly constructed fiber optic telecommunications network is now up and running during a ribbon–cutting ceremony at the...

Mayor honors Roswellite’s 99th birthday

July 11, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Marge Heaton is greeted by Mayor Del Jurney during her 99th birthday celebration at Peachtree Village, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo Tuesday was a special day for a special lady at Peachtree Village. Margaret “Marge” Heaton, one of the original 12 members of...

Troubadour Cory Branan to perform at Pecos Flavors Winery

July 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cory Branan Telling the stories of people and situations so intertwined with the human condition that they cannot help but feel familiar to his listeners, modern-day troubadour Cory Branan will soon make a pit stop in Roswell. Originally from Southaven,...

Murder on Friday has no leads

July 10, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

An 18-year-old Roswell man died after he was shot multiple times outside of a residence at 826 E. Hendricks St., Friday. Around 10 p.m., police responded to a report of several shots fired in the area and arrived to find Arnulfo Villela Jr., 18, dead at the...

Consensus: Youths join gangs to acquire a sense of belonging

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

Part 3 of 3 Gangs all have some form initiation. The initiation sets the stage for what is to follow. The Chaves County Task Force agent said, “For a male, initiation usually consists of the prospective member being beaten up by the gang to prove his...

GOP opens Volunteer Center

July 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Daniel Sheppard, Republican Party Victory Campaign field director, teaches volunteers how to man the telephones during the Victory 2012 Kickoff Campaign, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo The Republican Victory 2012 Kickoff was held Saturday at the Volunteer...