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Peggy Brewer seeks to retain District 3 seat on school board

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

The school district election, scheduled for Feb. 5, will feature many familiar faces in the running for positions on area school boards. Peggy Brewer, Ed.D., an incumbent board member of the Roswell Independent School District, looks to retain her seat in District 3, which covers most of city’s southwestern area. A veteran of the RISD [&hellip...

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Cloutier visits Legislature

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Drew Cloutier, president of the New Mexico Bar Association, visited the New Mexico State Legislature on Tuesday. Cloutier is a member of Hinkle Law Firm and is a resident of Roswell. “We’re here today to hopefully advance the cause of justice at the...

Homeless count Jan. 28

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jan. 28 marks the second Point-in-Time count of area homeless. Stephanie Lefebvre of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness said that Roswell and Chaves County were going to be specifically targeted as one of the most under-reported counties in New...

Need a passport? Try Dexter, Hagerman

January 22, 2013 • Local NewsComments (0)

Post office locations in Roswell will not process passport applications for the time being due to a lack of staff members with the necessary training. Postmaster Karla Murphy said the post office recently lost two employees who had the required training to...

Lawmakers announce deal on spaceport legislation

January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico law will protect spacecraft part suppliers from damage lawsuits by passengers on space tourism flights launched from the state under a compromise proposal announced Tuesday by Democratic legislative leaders. House and Senate...

NM couple arraigned in child pornography case

January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico youth football league president and his wife have had their initial court appearances after being accused of manufacturing and distributing child pornography. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office announced the...

NM courts ask lawmakers to approve 9 new judges

January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts need more judges to cope with a case backlog and delays in resolving civil and domestic lawsuits, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court said Tuesday. In a speech to a joint session of the Legislature, Chief...

Police: Hobbs jail inmate found hanged in his cell

January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a jail inmate in Hobbs has been found hanged in his cell and it appears to be a suicide. Hobbs Detention Center Staff say they found 48-year-old Rene Van Der Pol dead in his single cell just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. That...

NM high school graduation rate was 67.3 percent

January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government reports that New Mexico’s graduation rate for the 2009-2010 was 67.3 percent. That’s below the national average of 78.2 percent. The so-called “average freshman graduation rates”...

Tribal colleges in NM seek scholarship eligibility

January 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal colleges in New Mexico want their students to have the same eligibility for the state’s lottery scholarships as students attending state colleges and universities. Tribal colleges also want the same so-called...