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Trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences

January 28, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon talks about the sentencing of Mexico-based Sinaloa Cartel members, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Chicago. Fardon characterized the Flores brothers cooperation as extraordinary. He says their reduced sentences to 14 years should illustrate to criminals that, “You can right some of...

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Diversity at Sundance doesn’t carry over to Hollywood

January 28, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Robert Redford attends the premiere of “A Walk In The Woods” during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Diverse voices and stories are an inherent part of an independent...

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School board president under challenge

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (1)

Ponce   Sanchez Two candidates are running for Position 4 on the Roswell Independent School District board. The winner of the race will earn a four-year term, starting March 1, on the five-member RISD board. Current Board President Pauline Ponce, who has...

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NMMI cadets receive Matchin Award

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Thirteen NMMI cadets from across the country received Matchin Awards on Saturday at Pearson Auditorium. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Thomas Snyder, a first-semester cadet at New Mexico Military Institute, was one of 13 cadets to receive the Matchin Award...

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Mental health care town hall planned

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Community leaders are going to meet on Feb. 3 to discuss how to respond to the closing of Turquoise Health and Wellness at the end of April. There will be a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Convention Center, and everyone concerned about...

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Gov. Martinez appoints local attorney Ryan to New Mexico Game Commission

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Ryan   A Roswell attorney very active in the oil and natural gas industry has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to the State Game Commission, the governing body of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. Elizabeth “Beth” Atkinson Ryan, 33, was...

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Committee discusses naming streets after Cesar Chavez, MLK

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

There may be a Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and a Cesar Chavez Avenue in Roswell’s future. City Councilor Elena Velasquez presented the suggestion to the Streets and Alleys Committee on Tuesday. “I have had this idea to name streets after Cesar Chavez...

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Roswell’s Most Wanted: Jorge L. Ibarra

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

Jorge L. Ibarra, aka Joner Ibarra, is this week’s Roswell’s Most Wanted, according to the Roswell Police Department. Ibarra, 25, is described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his left...

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Mexican national faces 40 years on meth conviction

January 28, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

An illegal immigrant from Mexico living outside the law in Hagerman has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Chaves and Eddy counties. Israel Mireles-Rivera, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 16 in federal court in Las Cruces...

Lawmakers concerned about New Mexico’s unbalanced books

January 27, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s checkbook is out of balance by an estimated $100 million, leaving lawmakers to question top finance officials about their efforts to reconcile the books and protect the state’s borrowing power. Department of...