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From Afar: Black authors writing science fiction and fantasy, part 3

By Veronica Scott Special to the Daily Record In view of the events taking place all around our country and the world right now, I thought I...

Pandemic increases demand for disaster relief service

When the novel coronavirus began to appear in Chaves County, Enrique Moreno thought demand for his Roswell Community Disaster Relief Service might slow down....

Business owners seek cooperation from customers on face coverings

Now that state public health orders are again prohibiting indoor seating at restaurants and breweries starting Monday in an effort to slow the increases...
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Chaves County deputies capture Colorado fugitive

A man wanted in Colorado on sexual assault charges against a child was arrested by Chaves County deputies hours after having led them on...

Retired real estate worker finds homes for ‘furry’ friends

Paula Marshall-Riese — known as P.J. to her friends — moved to Roswell in 2001 with her husband, George. Relocating from a small city in...

COVID case numbers go up 1 in county, 230 in state

Chaves County had one new COVID-19 case Saturday, but the state increased its count by 230 and reported four additional deaths. The New Mexico Department...

Farmers’ Market gets a ‘hot start’

People began arriving early for the first day of annual Farmers’ Market season, according to the vendors who had booths Saturday morning on the Chaves County...

Weather service cautions area about heat

The National Weather Service has issued heat alerts for the area for the weekend. The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Restaurant owners react to governor’s orders

Local restaurant and brewery owners are expressing frustration with new state public health orders that again ban indoor seating at their establishments. They say they feel...

City council hires lobbyist

In a split vote Thursday night, the Roswell City Council hired a lobbyist to speak for the city in the State Capitol. The dissenting...

First of two new water towers topped off

The first of two new water towers in Roswell was topped off Friday as crews lifted its 100-ton tank — 8 inches at a time...

Seven new local COVID-19 cases reported

Officials Friday announced 301 new COVID-19 positive test results in New Mexico, including seven in Chaves County, according to a daily report from the state...

Bottomless Triathlon canceled due to new health orders

The 37th Bottomless Triathlon, which was to be held Saturday, July 11 has been canceled due to the governor’s recent health orders. Organizers still have...

Indoor dining restricted again as virus cases rise

New Mexico will return to more strict public heath orders on Monday due to what state leaders called a “pandemic out of control,” as seen in...

GOP lawmakers unveil campaign message

With Election Day less than four months away, top Republican legislators unveiled their party’s message to local activists Monday in Roswell. Lawmakers and a marketing...

Signs of national coin shortage arrive in Roswell

If the Federal Reserve system succeeds in one of its newest endeavors, more people will be depositing or spending their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters...

Shoplifter hit by van while fleeing store

A shoplifter was hit by a vehicle as he exited a Roswell convenience store while attempting to flee with a case of beer he...

COVID-19 cases up by 14 in Chaves County, 290 in state

The number of COVID-19 cases in Chaves County increased Wednesday by 14 to reach a total of 147, according to the New Mexico Department...

RPD seeks public’s help in armed robbery case

Roswell police are asking people to come forward with any information that could help identify a man who allegedly held three other men at...

Pressure system brings hot, dry weather

A high-pressure system over southern New Mexico will bring record or near-record high temperatures through at least the next week. The pressure system will strengthen...

2 arrested in connection with fatal shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an employee at a Roswell convenience store. Joseph Guadalupe Garcia, 16, and Michael...

Woman arrested after fleeing officers in stolen vehicle

A woman was arrested early Sunday after allegedly fleeing local law enforcement in a stolen van. Brianna Olivas, 23, of Dexter, was arrested after midnight...

COVID-19 presents challenges at apartment complexes

The COVID-19 outbreak is presenting some new business challenges at apartment complexes. One local apartment complex on the southwest side of the city found out Friday...

City Council to consider hiring lobbyist

The Roswell City Council will consider hiring an Albuquerque political lobbyist for $40,000 during its upcoming July meeting. The council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in...

Six more local COVID-19 cases

Six COVID-19 positive test results in Chaves County were among 221 reported statewide by the New Mexico Department of Health Tuesday. The latest figures bring...

NM congressional leaders support $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

A proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives has several provisions that would benefit the state and its southeast...

Shooting leaves convenience store employee dead

A convenience store employee was shot to death by a teenage boy early Tuesday morning after the employee confronted a possible shoplifter. Michael Crabtree, 36,...

Man to remain in custody on sexual assault charge

A man accused of holding a woman in a motel room and sexually assaulting her will remain in custody following a judge’s ruling. District Judge...

Farmers’ Market begins this weekend

Roswell’s annual Farmers’ Market starts Saturday, with fresh fruit and vegetables, and homemade food, arts and crafts available for sale, said Peggy Seskey, the...

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