Locals consider federal prairie chicken deal

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

This March 2007 file photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows a male lesser prairie chicken in a mating stature in the Texas panhandle. (AP Photo) Local officials and the oil industry are cautious about a new deal offered recently by the federal government that asks landowners to implement conservation measures to protect [&hellip...

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January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Blades of grass are encased in ice created by lawn sprinklers on a cold Tuesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)...


County may see the return of PILT funds

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Chaves County may see a return of some $2.8 million in funding that it receives each year from the federal government to offset losses in property taxes for federal lands within its borders. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding was included in a...


Wooley to introduce bill to cut aviation sales tax

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

State Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Dist. 66, will introduce a bill today in the state Legislature that, if passed this session, would cut sales tax on commercial and military aircraft sales and services. The move could deliver an economic boost for Roswell and Chaves...


Insurance enrollment assistance available

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Assistance with applications for Centennial Care, formerly known as Medicaid, will be available 1-4 p.m. today at the Roswell J.O.Y Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave. Assistance will also be available at 9-3 p.m. Thursday at the Hagerman J.O.Y. Center, 505 Argyle...


Alto Democrat Mastin announces bid for House seat against Espinoza

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (2)

Mastin  Lincoln County Democrat Dick Mastin announced Monday that he will run for the state House seat held by incumbent state Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59. Espinoza is running for her fifth term. During the last election, she ran unopposed. “The people...


United Way exceeds 2013 campaign goal

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The United Way of Chaves County announced that it had exceeded its campaign goal of $525,000 at a luncheon Monday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) The United Way of Chaves County exceeded its 2013 campaign goal by raising $526,038, the organization reported at its...


K-Bob’s to hold fundraiser for shooting victims through monday

January 28, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

In an effort to raise funds for the families of Nathaniel Tavarez and Kendal Sanders, today through Monday, Feb. 3, K-Bob’s Steakhouse invites the Roswell community to “Hitch Up to the Salad Wagon to help Nathaniel and Kendal.” Every Salad Wagon...


Arapahoe High group encourages Berrendo students to ‘find joy’

January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (1)

Visitors file into Pearson Auditorium for the Stand Together, Heal as One program as students from Arapahoe High School in Colorado paid a visit to console students from Berrendo Middle School, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A group of students from Arapahoe...


Marita De La Pena: The Deadly Tarantula Girl of Roswell

January 26, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courtesy Photo Don’t be surprised if you recognize her — she’s a woman of many hats. Roswell resident Marita De La Pena belly dances. She keeps snakes. Sometimes, she belly dances with snakes. She teaches special education at Sierra Middle School. She...