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Council OKs budget adjustment

November 12, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

City councilors spent more than one hour behind closed doors Thursday night before unanimously approving a $350,000 budget adjustment for a proposed settlement on a lawsuit. The transfer of money from the city’s reserve funds to its damage claims was voted on as the last agenda item during council’s regular monthly meeting. The vote came...

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Home of the brave

November 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The giant U.S. flag at South Park Cemetery flaps in a light breeze under a cloudless sky Wednesday, the day before Veterans Day. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

RISD braces for budget cuts

November 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Uncertainty over what measures will be taken in the upcoming 60-day legislative session to plug up the state’s projected $260 million shortfall has cast a shadow over the Roswell Independent School District’s administration. Superintendent...

RLC promotes literacy, tutors adults to speak

November 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Literacy Council, a United Way agency, has been in Roswell for more than 36 years. The program, led by Andrae England, RLC director, features Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language programs. Located at 609 W. 10th St., the organization...

Peachtree honors vets with food, a show

November 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The New Mexico Military Institute Color Guard kicks off the Veterans Thank You For Our Freedom event at Peachtree, Tuesday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) Veterans were wined, dined and treated to a live performance from the community theater at the Peachtree...

Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers provide seniors with needed care

November 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers, a United Way agency, have been in Chaves County since 1973. The J.O.Y. Centers specialize in improving senior living experiences. “There is a definite need for services that we provide here to Chaves County,” said...

Council to vote on funds for lawsuit

November 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The City Council will vote on whether to approve a $350,000 budget adjustment for a proposed settlement on a lawsuit Thursday, during the council’s regular monthly meeting, according to the council’s agenda. City officials declined to comment on...

Recount likely for commission race

November 10, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Chaves County commissioners voted to make local election results official during Tuesday’s canvass of the general election. The unanimous approval by the commission named Republican James Duffey the newest member of the Chaves County Commission, after...

Panel: Costs were not a factor in oil spill

November 9, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Fred Bartlit Jr., chief investigator of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, goes through a detailed presentation of the operation of an offshore oil rig, as the panel holds a public hearing in Washington,...

Veterans Day events planned

November 9, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell residents are preparing to show their gratitude for war veterans past and present on Thursday, Veterans Day, and into the weekend. Events will kick off with a groundbreaking for the Chaves County Veterans War Memorial on the lawn of the Chaves County...