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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

ROSWELL– Four Roswell Fire Department units responded to a single structure fire in the 100 block of West 1st Street around 1 a.m. today.

The building located in the commercial district had smoke billowing from the roof when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.  No word yet on how much fire, smoke or water damage occurred.

Fire crews also checked other adjacent roof tops to make sure the fire had not spread to those buildings. 


ROSWELL- U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce is hosting a series of town halls one in Roswell today to discuss the effects of the federal government's decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

Pearce says officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Land Management have been invited to the meetings.

Today’s town hall will be at 1 p.m. at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. Meetings are also scheduled in Roswell Portales on Wednesday.


Pearce says residents have the right to ask government officials why they made the decision to list the chicken. He says the choice affects the rights of ranchers, farmers and energy companies.


State officials have voiced their concerns with the listing, saying it stands to decimate economic development in southeastern New Mexico. 































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