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RISD seeks bond support

January 23, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A special school district general obligation bond election will be held this upcoming summer in August, Roswell school officials say. According to school district bond reports, the bond will allow continuation of the remodeling or replacement of four elementary schools already approved by the Public School Capital Outlay Council — a state body which...

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The claw

January 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments (1)

Constructors, Inc. workers labor, Friday, on the first phase of a beautification and cleanup project along the Spring River channel next to the Roswell Museum and Art Center between N. Main and N. Richardson streets. The project is in its third week and is...

Resonance and Wonder: Curatorial Reflections

January 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The Roswell Museum and Arts Center opened its curator’s choice exhibition entitled, Resonance and Wonder: Curatorial Reflections, Friday. “The curator’s choice is an exhibition that was put together by seven of our curatorial staff...

2 men rob store

January 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Around 7:30 p.m., Thursday, two Hispanic males robbed the Sun Country convenience store at 2200 S. Sunset Ave. Both men were armed. An undisclosed amount of money and merchandise, including cigarettes, was taken. Detectives are reviewing surveillance tapes...

Local representatives introduce bills

January 22, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

In the days leading up to the 60-day legislative session and during its first week, local lawmakers introduced a half dozen pieces of legislation that will be up for consideration in the coming weeks. Two members of the state House of Representatives Roswell...

Wildlife refuge begins banding ducks

January 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A recently banded duck waits to be re-released back into the wild as members of the Home Garden Club, reflected in a window, take photos, Thursday at Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge. (Mark Wilson Photo) Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge biologist Jeff Sanchez...

Crime Stoppers seeking info on criminal damage

January 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a case of criminal damage that occurred on Jan. 18. Witnesses reported they saw two subjects fleeing a residence on the 600 block of West McCune Street, after they heard what they described as, “an...

Man arrested in connection with burglaries

January 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Ernesto Martinez, 38, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the burglaries of two units at Storage Nest, 1202 W. Hobbs St. Estimated losses in each burglary were $25,000 and $17,850 respectively. The warrant was served at the Chaves County Detention...

Accused murderer denied bond reduction

January 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Accused murderer Ramon Bravo appeared in District Court on Thursday, for a reduction of bond hearing. Defense attorney Jones Witt asked that the court reduce the bond from $500,000 cash-only to $500,000 surety. Currently, Bravo, 37, is being held at the...

Committee assignments evening out

January 21, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

With Republicans making big gains in the number of GOP state House members, committee assignments are beginning to even out. Tentative committee assignments doled out Thursday by Speaker Ben Lujan, D-Santa Fe, make apparent Republicans’ gaining voice...