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RFD investigating cause of house fire

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Mark Wilson Photo Firefighters performed clean-up operations, pictured above, at a house in the 600 block of South Kentucky Avenue that was completely consumed by a blaze, pictured left, that began around 5 a.m. Tuesday. According to fire officials on scene, the house appeared to be vacant. The house was not hooked up to any [&hellip...

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Ban on medical pot shops moves to City Council

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (1)

Mandy Denson, co-owner of Compassionate Distributors Inc. in Ruidoso, serves customer Varen Daughrity, of Portales, Tuesday afternoon. Seen here are products sold at the state-licensed medical cannabis distribution center, including marijuana, hot cocoa,...

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Wreaths Across America

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Military cadets stand at attention during a Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors the fallen and those who serve, Tuesday afternoon. National Wreaths Across America Day 2013 is Saturday, with wreath laying ceremonies taking place at South...

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RISD Board approves new high school graduation requirements

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Independent School District Board of Education approved changes to district high school graduation requirements at its regular meeting Tuesday. District Superintendent Tom Burris also announced during the meeting that the district will begin...

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Thefts of water meter vault covers pose safety hazards

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

A water meter vault missing its cover is barricaded by Saint Peter Hall at Saint Peter Church on the 100 block of East Deming Street. (Tess Townsend Photo) The City of Roswell Utility Department has reported that several water meter vault covers have been...

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When there’s ice or snow, drive slow

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

On Saturday, the New Mexico Highway Department closed Hwy. 285 between Roswell and Vaughn. Buddy Dickman of Remco Towing said his company was on call in Chaves County. “We had three trucks running and between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., we towed 11 vehicles — 10...

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Daughter prays for return of mother’s ashes

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Debra Calderon stands with her son on Monday. Her mother’s ashes were stolen from her sister’s minivan last week. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Deborah Calderon hopes police can confirm if they have recovered her mother’s ashes that were stolen from a...

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P&Z Committee to consider medical pot shop ban today

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city’s Planning and Zoning Committee will consider recommending changes today to a city ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. If approved, the change would be forwarded to City Council for approval Thursday. Staff...

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RPD hopes to start 2014 fully staffed

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith announced during the Police Committee meeting Monday that the RPD hopes to have full staff in place by January. Currently, the police have 11 openings, However, there are five officers who should start within the next 30 days,...

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Arrest made Friday in assault case

December 10, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dustin Williams. Dustin Williams, 25, was arrested by the Roswell Police Department, Friday, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, two counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, two counts of...