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Early Christmases in Chaves County

December 25, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

According to Elvis Fleming, city historian, the first recorded celebration of Christmas in Roswell occurred in 1879. However, this does not mean that it had not been celebrated before it was documented. Chaves County barely missed being the home of the first celebration of Christmas on New Mexican soil by a matter of days. In [&hellip...

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Perez brings culture, faith to his work with the less fortunate

December 25, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Capt. Beau Perez, 53, a native of Guam, has brought to Roswell a world of culture, knowledge and understanding as the new Corps Officer at Roswell’s Salvation Army for the past year. Perez said he naturally incorporates values of faith and traditional...

Christmas for those in need

December 24, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Johnny Gonzales of the Community Volunteer Program, left, is assisted by Carlos Vega and Vincent Guajaca as final preparations are made for the Children’s Christmas Party to be held at the Yucca Center today at 7 p.m. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Making the rounds at the mall

December 24, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

With only two shopping days left in the 2010 Christmas season, shoppers fill the Roswell Mall Thursday afternoon, making their last-minute purchases of gifts. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Helping Hands spreads holiday cheer to local family

December 23, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Santa Claus came a few days early for one local family. Three firefighters and a few volunteers aboard two firetrucks hand-delivered presents right to the doorstep of a residence next to Nancy Lopez Elementary School on East Bland Street, Wednesday evening....

Annual toy giveaway Friday

December 23, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

In 1979, the Community Volunteer Program started a Christmas toy giveaway for the children of prisoners at local correctional facilities, according to program director Johnny Gonzales. “We started giving toys to … inmates’ children that...

State police seeking info on whereabouts of Horton

December 23, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

New Mexico State Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Josefina Horton, 30. She is wanted in connection with the Sept. 2 stabbing that took place on Railroad Road northeast of Roswell, said Sgt. A.J. Fouratt of New Mexico State Police. Horton...

Mayor seeks councilor’s removal

December 22, 2010 • Local NewsComments (1)

Roswell’s mayor is asking a district court judge to remove a city councilor from office for malfeasance after officials discovered the councilor secretly recorded closeddoor meetings. Mayor Del Jurney and city attorneys filed a petition to remove...

Flight at sunset

December 21, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

Sandhill Cranes fly over the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge during sunset Sunday. (Bill Flynt Photo) [/auth...

Workshop explores new techniques for treating PTSD

December 21, 2010 • Local NewsComments Off

When a woman from Roswell sought help for post-traumatic stress disorder, all the physicians in town recommended some sort of medication. The 65-year-old former Army colonel, who withheld her name, knew that was not how she wanted to be treated. It was only...