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Councilors discuss candidates in closed session

September 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

City Councilors met for nearly two hours in a closed session Tuesday evening during a special council meeting, called to discuss the five candidates who have applied for the city manager position. The councilors were discussing the applicants in an attempt to help Mayor Dennis Kintigh decide on a replacement for departing City Manager Larry [&hellip...

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Burris: Student will not return to Berrendo Middle; Youth accused of threat faces disciplinary action

September 4, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Berrendo Middle School student accused of writing a threat against one of the school’s shooting victims will not be returning to the school, said Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris on Wednesday. “He will not be coming back...

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American Legion, Adopt a Soldier receive donations

September 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Above: Barbara Gonzalez, coordinator of the annual Mud, Sweat & Tears mud run, presents a check for $1,250 to Jimmy Montoya, left, and Bill White, right, of the American Legion Riders Chapter 21 Post 28 on Friday, Aug. 29. The funds were raised through...

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Dog saviors charged in connection to mauling

September 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Two Roswell women purportedly dedicated to rescuing dogs have been cited with petty misdemeanor crimes in connection to the June dog mauling of a Roswell boy. Sammye S. LaFlar, of 503 W. Missouri Ave., and Janice C. Ensconatus, of 21 W. Gallina Road, are both...

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Man prosecuted as ‘Worst of the Worst’ criminal

September 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

A Roswell man who pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking in Chaves County has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison. Jonathan Madrid, 28, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Las Cruces to 188 months in federal prison to be...

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New Mexico included in latest VA Pilot Program

September 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Washington — New Mexico’s Department of Veterans’ Services was one of five entities selected to participate in a new pilot program to assist veterans and their families, living in rural or underserved communities, transition from military service to...

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Captain: Salvation Army Food Bank needs donations; Food pantry in need of groceries, lifting equipment

September 3, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Gary Spreacker, left, listens as Capt. John Dove of the Salvation Army discusses the Roswell food bank and its operation at Tuesday’s Kiwanis Club meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)   The Salvation Army Food Bank is in need of donations to help feed people...

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RSO kicks off season with free Labor Day concert Monday

September 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The percussion section of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra performs during one of Czech composer Antonín Leopold Dvorák’s Slavic dances. Dvorák became famous in America and was strongly influenced by African-American music from the rural South. The free...

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Aroma of chiles in the air

September 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The smell of hatch chiles, roasting in the Wal-Mart parking lot, attracts a herd of customers Sunday afternoon. September, and chile roasting, marks the beginning of fall, which officially begins Sept. 23. (Bill Moffitt Photo)...

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Student threatened at Berrendo Middle School

September 2, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Superintendent Tom Burris said Monday there will be an increased law enforcement presence today at Berrendo Middle School after an eighth-grade student wrote a message on a bathroom wall threatening another student on Thursday. The student was arrested Friday...