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Marching for babies

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Nicole Spear and son, Brantley, participate in the March for Babies benefiting March of Dimes New Mexico at Cielo Grande Park, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

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Running colors

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Colorful 5K Run held on Saturday morning at Jaycee Park in Artesia was an overwhelming success with more than 600 registered runners treking through multiple color explosions. At the beginning of the run, Native Air did a helicopter fly-by to recognize...

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Bataan Death March survivor Aldrich remembered

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Aldrich An American hero quietly slipped from our midst on April 1. Jack Aldrich, 93, of Roswell, was a survivor of the Bataan Death March — one of the most infamous events in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Aldrich served in the New Mexico National...

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Elks name Veterans’ Golfer of the Year

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The sixth annual Elks Veterans’ Golfer of the Year of 2014 is Lt. Col. (ret.) Andy Norton. A proud Korea and Vietnam veteran, Norton was stationed at the Walker Airbase. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, during his assignment at Walker, Norton made...

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‘Color Me Human’ event tonight

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Wings for L.I.F.E. (Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education) will present “Color Me Human” tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrew ‘s Parish Hall, located at 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave. The program is presented by Rhonda R. Gutierrez, LPCC of...

Arbor-Day

Growing a green thumb

April 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Lacie Juarez receives her free tree seedling during an Arbor Day celebration sponsored by Keep Roswell Beautiful at the Spring River Park & Zoo, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Tree-Planting

A ribbon to remember

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Paige Merchant, 4, gets an assist from her mother, Charlee, as she hangs a ribbon to a newly planted chokecherry tree in memory of her father, John Merchant, who passed away in 2013, as twin brother, Dalton, and Doug Ranson look on during the 2014 Arbor Day...

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Vets cemetery work resumes

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Work will resume at the Gen. Douglas L. McBride-Roswell Veterans Cemetery next week as officials look to host a grand opening July 4. Parks Superintendent Ken Smith told city councilors Thursday that he expected work to begin on laser leveling the grounds...

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Firefighters respond to garage fire

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Roswell Fire crews responded to a garage fire Friday night at the 1400 block of Bonita Drive after residents reported a racing vehicle ignited in flames. Someone at the residence reportedly was filling the gas tank with fuel when a spark caught the vehicle...

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Code enforcement ramps up city cleanup efforts

April 11, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The city’s code enforcement department is ramping up efforts to clean up the city, issuing notices for overgrown weeds, yard debris and promises to demolish derelict homes. Mayor Dennis Kintigh asked Code Enforcement Supervisor Bill Bartlett Thursday to...