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Vandals target area schools

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Police say vandals caused thousands of dollars — Sen. Tim Jennings worth of damage to at least eight schools over the weekend. The Roswell Independent School District was set back at least nearly $9,000 after multiple schools suffered broken windows and graffiti attacks, police said. The majority of the reports were made Monday, after teachers...

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Commission looks forward to 2011

December 15, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

As the calendar year 2010 comes to a close, the Chaves County county commissioners are setting the agenda for the upcoming year. A new 60-day legislative session begins on Jan. 18, 2011. The board signed off on three items outlining 2011 objectives in...

Fire destroys Cloudcroft businesses

December 14, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Above: Firefighters ensure flames are extinguished from the fire that destroyed six Cloudcroft businesses Monday. (Matt Arco Photo) An early-morning blaze ripped through two buildings in the heart of the village of Cloudcroft early Monday destroying six...

Memorial services for Jeff Wilson

December 14, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Memorial services for Jeffrey Walter Wilson were held Monday afternoon. The services were held at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. Wilson, CEO and founder of the Cattle Baron Restaurants, Inc. of Roswell, died on Dec. 5, at Roswell...

Electric Light Parade makes 20th journey

December 12, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Santa and Mrs. Claus and their dalmatian elf helpers Purty and Freckles make their way down Main Street during the Electric Light Parade Saturday night. (Mark Wilson Photo) Not a creature was stirring Saturday night, not even a mouse — that is, until a...

Wreaths Across America honors the fallen

December 12, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Servicemen arrange wreaths before the ceremony commemorating fallen soldiers at the Chaves County Courthouse on Saturday morning. (Emily Russo Miller Photo) Dozens of locals braved the cold weather early Saturday morning to honor the nation’s fallen...

UFO experts decry put-down

December 12, 2010 • Local NewsComments (1)

The co-authors of a topselling UFO book are threatening legal action over a recent televised news segment by a CBS affiliate in Albuquerque regarding the famed Roswell Incident. Ufologists Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt, who wrote the bestseller...

Streaky sunset

December 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Streaking headlights and taillights from vehicles traveling along North Montana Avenue create a surreal scene as the sun sets behind the mountains to the west Thursday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Electric Light Parade turns 20 today

December 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

MainStreet Roswell will put on the city’s 20th Electric Light Parade today.The parade will kick off at 6 p.m. on the corner of College Boulevard and Main Street. The theme for this year’s parade is “Light Up The Future.”...

Even in jail, Christmas a special time

December 11, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

For family members of the people incarcerated at Chaves County Detention Center, Christmas can appear bleak. Both the adult and juvenile facilities stay open all day so families can visit. Families are allowed to bring children, but there are no contact...