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Duffey declared winner after recount

December 2, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A District Court judge affirmed local election results that declared Republican James Duffey the winner of a Chaves County Commission seat. Duffey defeated Democrat Eloy Ortega by one vote following a three-day recount of the race that originally put the Republican ahead by two votes. Judge Charles Currier denied an attempt by Ortega’s attorney to...

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Kids decorate inspiring Tree of Hope

December 1, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Students from All Saints Catholic School decorate the Tree of Hope with the help of elves from Assisteens at the Roswell Museum and Art Center on Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) On Tuesday, students from kindergarten through eighth grade from All Saints Catholic...

District 1 recount continues today

December 1, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The small gap in votes between the declared winner of a County Commission seat and his opponent grew even more narrow Tuesday, as an ongoing recount confirms Republican James Duffey leads in the race, albeit by a single vote. Democrat Eloy Ortega continues to...

UFO festival planners seek funding

December 1, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Control over planning of future UFO festivals has shifted largely from that of city staffers, as it has been in most recent years, to non-city personnel and the UFO Museum and Research Center. Julie Shuster, the museum’s director, and Greg Neal, a...

Assurance Home featured in mustang documentary

December 1, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th St., was featured in a documentary, “Untamed Legacy: America’s Wild Mustang,” that aired on WTCI-TV, a PBS affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Nov. 18. The documentary’s preview party, held on Nov. 13 in...

Family Remembers ‘Baker Man’

December 1, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Fred and Clora Bartlett are pictured on the day of their 60th wedding anniversary (Courtesy Photo). Fred Bartlett, code name “Baker Man,” knew the paper route like the back of his hand. Zipping around in his olive green 1969 Ford Mustang in the...

It’s a geyser!

November 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Ken Birks and his grandson Avery Birks, 6, watch as a water geyser rises high above the parking lot at Roswell Regional Family Care, 2335 N. Main St., on Friday morning. The water eruption resulted after a vehicle accidentally ran over an exposed plastic pipe...

Pearce goes on listening tour

November 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Congressman- elect Steve Pearce launched a listening tour in Roswell Monday, as he prepares to return to Washington following a two-year hiatus. Pearce, R-N.M., took questions on a wide range of issues during the nearly two-hour event at the Chaves County...

Recount under way in District 1 race

November 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The recount for a County Commission race won by two votes was under way Monday at the Chaves County Administrative Center. Judge Charles Currier presided over the first day of the recount after Democrat Eloy Ortega petitioned District Court to review the...

Fire kills couple

November 30, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

A Roswell couple died in an early-morning house fire Monday, officials said. George Romero, 70, and his wife, Celia, 65, died after officials say an electrical fire started in the couple’s garage. It spread to the rest of the home at 711 N. Orchard...