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Al Solis named RPD Chief

January 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Interim Roswell Police Chief Dennis Kintigh, right, greets Al Solis who was announced Wednesday as the new chief during a press conference held at the Roswell Police Department. Solis will officially assume duties on January 14. (Mark Wilson Photo) County law enforcement personnel and local officials gave warm welcome to city staf f’s announcement...

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Incumbent VP of School Board running for re-election

January 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The incumbent vice president of the Roswell Independent School District School Board is running for re-election in what is expected to be a tightly contested race. George Peterson, 40, will be up against City Councilor Barry Foster and former state House...

Pearce sworn in

January 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell and the greater southern New Mexico’s newest congressional delegate was sworn into office Wednesday. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., returned to Washington, D.C., after serving as the state’s 2nd District’s representative from 2002 to...

Paw Prints

January 6, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Sweetheart is a 4 1/2-year-old female Chihuahua cross who is looking for a good home and a yard to play in. If you are interested in this dog or in any other wonderful pet, visit the Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaffey St., or call 622-8950. [/auth...

New city recycling center to open

January 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Michael Griffin empties plastic bottles from a front end loader at the new Roswell Recycle Center at 3100 Brasher Road on Tuesday. (Mark Wilson Photo) A new recycling center will be unveiled and open to the public next week as part of the city’s...

Viewing allows burglary victims to claim property

January 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Officers of the Roswell Police Department confiscated some $33,000 in stolen goods since Dec. 30. Many items came from the burglaries of two full units at Storage Nest, 1202 W. Hobbs St. “Two detectives were serving an arrest warrant when they smelled...

School boards up for vote in election

January 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell Independent School District voters will be the only county residents deciding between multiple candidates when they go to the polls Feb. 1 for the upcoming school board elections. Eleven candidates are running unopposed for 12 positions in Dexter,...

Mayor to start search to fill seat

January 5, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Roswell’s mayor says he is in the preliminary stages of searching for a replacement to fill the seat of former Councilor Rob McWilliams. Mayor Del Jurney announced Tuesday that he plans to make a recommendation for the position by the end of this...

Duffey sworn in as Commissioner

January 4, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

James Duffey was sworn in as a Chaves County Commissioner on Monday morning. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) After a tight election race followed by petitions and recounts, Republican James Duffey was formally sworn in as a Chaves County Commissioner Monday...

Community Volunteer Program holds New Year’s party for kids

January 2, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

From left, Bert Jimenez, Prison Door Inc.; Larry Myers, Prison Door Inc.; Johnny Gonzales, director of Community Volunteer Program; Jim Ridgeway, Prison Door Inc.; the Rev. Mark Baker; and Sammie Peterson of Roswell. Community Volunteer Program held its New...