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Judge puts hold on Valley Meat

August 2, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE—A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of animal activists to halt U.S. horse meat slaughter until the USDA completes further environmental analysis. “The injunction is in place as of this moment,” said Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo Friday afternoon. Valley Meat near Roswell will not open Monday, as planned...

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Fashion, fun close out fair day

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair’s Pignitary Pig Show contestants broke out the Silly String Thursday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo) Everyone was in for a bit of laughter and good times at the Pignitary Pig Show Thursday afternoon as the Chaves County 4-H...

Do you know this man?

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Roswell Police Department is seeking the assistance from the public to identify this male subject, wearing a red cap, who used a stolen credit card at the Conoco on the corner of Second and Union streets. The subject was seen in the 4-door F-150 truck...

Ramos arrested in kidnapping case

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ramos The Roswell Police Department arrested the second suspect Thursday in a kidnapping and armed robbery case that occurred on July 5. Bryan Ramos, 21, an employee of the Chaves County Detention Center, is charged with accessory to kidnapping and accessory...

Burson a Grand Champion in breeding heifer competition

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessica Burson, 19, won Grand Champion heifer at the Chaves County Fair on Thursday. Earlier this week, Burson received Grand Champion in the lamb competition. Burson is the daughter of Cody and Cheri Burson. Jessica is a member of Goddard FFA and Farm...

Walker and ‘Jack’ take Grand Champion in steer competition

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Courteney Walker of Goddard FFA received Grand Champion in the steer competition Thursday. Her steer, Jack, weighed in at 1,475 pounds and came in first during the Class 3 competition. The 16-year-old is an old hand on the show circuit. She has been competing...

First-timer McCarty wins Broiler Pen grand champ

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

First-timer Payton McCarty took home the banner for Grand Champion Broiler Pen for his cage of three chickens Wednesday at the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair. It was “a ton” of work, but worth it in the end. “Now it’s time to chill down and eat,”...

Brown’s cow a champ dairy heifer

August 1, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Adam Brown chose “Sara” for her characteristics. The 17-month-old dairy heifer had the most potential, especially with her straight top and depth of rib, he said. “It’s the same as every year,” Brown said...

A winning hug

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jessi Bernacchi takes Champion and Reserve Champion during the Chaves County 4H and FFA Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Wednesday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

Bylaws of bygone days: A brief history of the city’s strange laws

July 31, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The vaults of Roswell City Hall and the Historical Society’s Archive Building contain a treasure trove of historical data about the City’s evolution. Many of the books located at these two sites contain the city ordinances and resolutions dating back to...