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Eddy County Commissioners Certify 2022 General Election Results

The Eddy County Commissioners have put their stamp of approval on last week’s election results. The official canvass, as it’s called, gives Democrat candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard a seat on the Public Lands Commission, over Independent candidate Larry Marker. A day before the canvass, Marker questioned the integrity of the election and voting machines to … Continue Reading Eddy County Commissioners Certify 2022 General Election Results

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Roswell City Manager Joe Neeb Resigns

Rather than see whether the city council would affirm Roswell Mayor Timothy Jenning’s suspension of city manager Joe Neeb, Neeb submitted a resignation letter on Thursday. Both items were on the public agenda for Thursday council meeting, but were abruptly removed after councilors received a copy of Neeb’s letter. The city nor the mayor have … Continue Reading Roswell City Manager Joe Neeb Resigns

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Carlsbad Police Looking For People Responsible For Stealing Expensive Race Car

Police in Carlsbad are on the hunt for the person who stole an expensive race car. The car, valued at more than 15-thousand dollars, was taken Halloween night, along with a trailer used to store the car, in the 900 block of West Greene Street. The car is described as having a chartreuse and green … Continue Reading Carlsbad Police Looking For People Responsible For Stealing Expensive Race Car

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RPD SWAT Team Shows Skills At Competition

Members of the Roswell Police Department SWAT Team competed in October in the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association’s SWAT Competition in Conroe, Texas. RPD was the only department from New Mexico participating in the Oct. 6-9 competition that featured 30 teams. The team-oriented competition consisted of eight events during the four days with most events … Continue Reading RPD SWAT Team Shows Skills At Competition

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Xcel Energy Touts New Mexico Electric Grid Upgrades

Xcel Energy is touting boosts to the New Mexico electric distribution grid. A statement from the company this week says it has invested more than 76 million dollars in projects to upgrade and build feeder lines and substations – and has completed voltage upgrades in several locations in the New Mexico service area. That’s on … Continue Reading Xcel Energy Touts New Mexico Electric Grid Upgrades

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Artesia Republican Jimmy Mason Wins Re-Drawn House District 66 Contest

The New Mexico House District 66 contest saw Artesia Republican Jimmy Mason defeat Libertarian candidate Andrew Kennedy by an 81 to 19 percent margin. That seat had been vacated by Independent Phelps Anderson, of Roswell, who was thrust out of the district due to boundary changes. The district now covers the area east of Roswell … Continue Reading Artesia Republican Jimmy Mason Wins Re-Drawn House District 66 Contest

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David Finger Wins 5th Judicial District Seat

The secretary of state’s office is reporting that Republican David Finger has defeated Democrat challenger and incumbent Eileen Riordan for the 5th Judicial District Court Division 1 seat. Riordan was appointed to the position last year and had previously served 25 years as Carlsbad city attorney, while Finger, from Lovington, has been a Lea County … Continue Reading David Finger Wins 5th Judicial District Seat

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4-Year RPD Investigation Yields Murder Charge

A four-year Roswell Police Department investigation into the killing of a Roswell man who disappeared in 2018 and whose body has never been found, resulted in the filing Wednesday (Nov. 2) of a murder charge against another Roswell man who is currently serving time in federal prison. 35 year old Alfonso Reyes Vasquez Junior is … Continue Reading 4-Year RPD Investigation Yields Murder Charge