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The tale as old as time…

April 17, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Summer Souza rehearses her role as Belle for the upcoming presentation of Beauty and the Beast at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Showtimes are Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m., with additional shows on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. and [&hellip...

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Sheriff Coon recalls carnage of 1980 prison riot

April 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Sheriff Rob Coon speaks at the Roswell Public Library, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Chaves County Sherriff Rob Coon spoke at the Roswell Public Library, Saturday, sharing stories of his time as a state policeman during the February 1980 New Mexico State...

ACLU sues city

April 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (1)

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the city of Roswell on Thursday, alleging city police officers violated the First Amendment free speech rights of Joshua and Jeremy De Los Santos, members of Old Paths Baptist Church....

What’s more Roswell than trees?

April 15, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brothers Noah, foreground, and Taran Estrada examine tree seedlings during the Arbor Day celebration at the Spring River Zoo, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) Arbor Day brought hundreds of people to Spring River Park and Zoo, Saturday, where residents celebrated...

Vanguard elm graces Center grounds

April 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, Ben Sanchez and Emilio Silva of the Parks Department plant a hybrid variety vanguard elm in front of the Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, Friday, during a Centennial Arbor Day Tree Planting. (Mark Wilson Photo) A vanguard elm was planted...

Northern NM captured acclaimed artist Dorothy Peterson’s heart

April 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dorothy Peterson in front of a painting of her father and his business, the Moriarty Trading Co. (Vanessa Kahin Photo) Dorothy Peterson has traveled the world, taking a piece of faraway landscapes with her in the form of her art, or leaving a piece of her art...

Will horses rescue failing abattoir?

April 14, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

An application to allow the slaughter of horses in Roswell has brought public outcry; but the owner of the slaughterhouse said horsemeat might be the only way to save his failing company. Valley Meat Co., located just east of Roswell on 3845 Cedarvale Road,...

‘You forgot my snack? I could just screech!’

April 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Military Heights Elementary students admire E.T. the owl,Thursday morning. To help educate the youngsters about raptors, Doris Mager and the Birds of Prey program paid a visit to the school in conjunction with the Spring River Zoo and Friends of the Roswell...

Napolitano: Patrol ‘best in the world’

April 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano greets graduates of the 1,000th session of the Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, Thursday. (Mark Wilson Photo) The 1,000th session of the U.S. Border Patrol graduated Thursday at Artesia High School,...

UFO Fest to get $50K

April 13, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

With only two months left to stage Roswell’s biggest annual event, MainStreet Roswell has stepped forward as the entity that will coordinate the 2012 UFO Festival. The City Council voted unanimously to give MainStreet Roswell $50,000 to host the UFO...