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Commissioners approve bids on long-planned projects

Chaves County commissioners officially accepted $6.2 million in state funding Thursday and voted for bids for two improvement projects, one of which will be...

Work to disburse business relief grants begins

City and county leaders, as well as the head of a local economic development group, have started work to disburse more than $1.68 million...

Man sentenced to 20 years on drug trafficking charges

A man who was allegedly part of a local drug trafficking ring has been sentenced to federal prison. Jerry Twaddle, 40, of Carlsbad was sentenced...

‘Goodie bags,’ manuals given to new Cub Scouts

Patrick Smith, left, field director for the Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America, checks a family’s registration information on his phone as he...

Gary Jackson rises from humble beginnings

There must be something about getting cut from a basketball team as a youth. Look what happened to Michael Jordan. He became arguably the...

Letter: Federal mismanagement has led to COVID-19 deaths

Three reputable models are predicting our COVID-19 deaths will exceed 400,000 by Jan. 1. Sadly, this death rate will have progressed from zero deaths...

Letter: Concern for social equality has been usurped

Do you remember where you were 19 years ago on 9/11? On that day the United States was attacked. It was an act of...

Letter: Traditional means of voting are tried and true

Wait a minute! Explain to me: WHY people think that they can use mail-in voting to represent a true and accurate vote for the...

Schools address water fountain restrictions

Local conservancy district donates to meet need for drinking water The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have rippled to drinking water for K-12 students. The Roswell Independent...

Bird deaths reported across New Mexico

Reports of large numbers of dead birds have been made across the state, including Roswell, but wildlife officials say it is too early to...

Man pleads not guilty to sexual assault of child, firearms charges

A 34-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child while she was spending the night at his home in June has pleaded not guilty...

Second water tower under construction near Roswell Air Center

Crews on Wednesday attach a large steel tube to the top of the second water tower under construction near the Roswell Air Center at...