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High Plains Aquifer does not hold never-ending water supply

November 27, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Snowmelt and a small amount of rain, the Sacramento Mountains and beneficial underground strata combine to give the Pecos Valley a naturally replenishing water source and, thus, some aquatic autonomy. Still, as introduced in this series’ previous articles, the region has faced its share of water nightmares. Clovis and eastern New Mexico also have...

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Black Friday shoppers out early

November 27, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Before the sun had risen and probably before the turkey dinner had time to settle, throngs of Black Friday shoppers braved the cold and lined up outside Target at three in the morning. The RDR estimates there were at least 300 shoppers in the parking lot and...

Autumn leaves

November 26, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Colorful autumn foliage is still evident around town as a tree residing in Pioneer Plaza displays a vivid, orange palette. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Pecos River Settlement wallops Hagerman economy

November 26, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Gov. Bill Richardson compared it to a cloud being removed from the Pecos Valley’s future. “A significant milestone” is how New Mexico State Engineer John D’Antonio described it. “An extraordinary example of what’s...

RPD’s VCRU now fully-staffed

November 26, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Jody Scifres was the commander of the Violent Crimes Reduction Unit before he took over his post as deputy chief. He is pleased that his former unit is now fully staffed and feels that the community can reap the benefits. “At that time (in 1999) we had...

Children introduced to sex at young ages

November 26, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Data from New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (2009), conducted every other year, shows that Chaves County minors, grades 6-12, are “thinking about” sex at early ages. “It looks like we’ve got young kids having sex and we...

Feast warms bodies, spirits

November 26, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Away from the outside cold, warm holiday spirit and cheer filled the Disabled American Veteran’s Hall Thursday as at least 100 volunteers and attendees enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day meal. Community Volunteer Program held its annual free Thanksgiving...

Johnny’s Thanksgiving volunteer

November 25, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Angie Gonzales traveled from her home in Bakersfield, Calif., to help her brother, Johnny Gonzales, of the Community Volunteer Program, prepare for the Thanksgiving Day celebration to be held today at the Disabled American Veterans location at 1620 N. Montana...

Free T-Day feast at Sale Barn Café begins at 11

November 25, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

The Sale Barn Café will hold a free turkey feast starting at 11 a.m. today. The Sale Barn is sandwiched away inside the Roswell Livestock Auction Barn, 900 N. Garden Ave. The cafe is owned by Valerie and Raymundo Sanchez. The free dinner is their way of...

Courts establish PVACD to conserve Roswell-Artesian Basin

November 25, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Beyond the river that winds to the east, Roswell has the façade of a stereotypical desert. But don’t be deceived by the dry dearth and parched flora. A visit to its subterranean shows a wetter world. The Pecos River, with headwaters in northern New...