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Jury convicts man of molesting girls

August 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Guajardo A jury has convicted a Roswell man of five counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor after a two-day trial and just under three hours of jury deliberations. The courage and bravery of the victims coming forward to report the incident is what the district attorney is crediting for the conviction. Now, the [&hellip...

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Guajardo faces minimum 3-year sentence

August 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Prosecutors said Uriel “Rudy” Guajardo faces a minimum three-year prison sentence after his five felony convictions Friday in district court. Guajardo was convicted of two second-degree felony counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor (a child...

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Rodeo kicks off

August 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Championship Ranch Rodeo kicked off Friday at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Grounds. The rodeo, which is scheduled to continue today at the fair grounds, features competitions in team penning, team branding, bronc riding,...

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Strike lingers into seventh week

August 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

About 50 service workers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, shown here picketing on July 23, remain on strike for a seventh week. The service workers say they are committed to striking until they get a collective bargaining agreement...

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U.S. 82 meetings upcoming

August 15, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will hold a second series of public meetings to share information about potential improvements to U.S. Route 82 between Artesia and Lovington. The meetings will take place in Artesia from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at...

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Board set to rehash marijuana farm

August 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Clinton Greathouse, owner of the former Nature’s Dairy and CEO of Pecos Valley Pharmaceuticals, speaks at the May 12 meeting of the ETZ Commission, which voted 4-2 in favor of a change of industrial zoning use to allow the pharmaceutical company to...

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Come celebrate Dr. Who Day at Hastings

August 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

The many incarnations of Dr. Who, a popular British science fiction television show that first appeared in 1963. (Courtesy Photo) Calling all Whovians, the Doctor needs you! Hastings in Roswell will be hosting a Dr. Who Day Saturday for the Doctor Who Comics...

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Statewide gas price average down 82 cents from last year

August 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Murphy’s Express on North Main Street tied with Sam’s Club Thursday for the lowest gas prices in Roswell. The highest price for a gallon of regular in Roswell was $2.79, according to GasBuddy.com. In Albuquerque prices were somewhat lower, with...

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Sunken selfie

August 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

From left, siblings Adriel Herrera, 19 and Victoria Arredondo, 20, stop at the bridge at the sunken gardens at Cahoon Park for a selfie photo during their walk Thursday evening. (Bill Moffitt Photo) [/auth...

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Trial underway for man accused of molesting girls

August 14, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

A trial began Thursday in Chaves County District Court for a man accused of molesting two sisters and their friend inside a Roswell home over the course of almost two years. The suspect is known to the girls. Rudy Guajardo, 53, was charged with 10 counts of...