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New Mexico extends classroom shutdown due to coronavirus

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public school students in New Mexico will not return to classrooms or athletic fields during the current academic year...

City council declares Roswell an ’emergency area’

The Roswell City Council voted unanimously in a special session Thursday evening to declare the city an emergency area as a result of COVID-19. The...

New COVID-19 case reported in Chaves County

A woman in her 50s in Chaves County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The New Mexico Department of Health said in a...

NM’s first COVID-19 death reported

State officials announced Wednesday a man in Eddy County was New Mexico’s first reported fatality from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The man in his 70s...

State now using emergency alert system

The state of New Mexico is using an emergency alert system to keep the public informed about the current public health crisis related to...

Eddy County records state’s first COVID-19 death

State officials announced Wednesday that a man in Eddy County is New Mexico's first reported death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The man in his...

NM COVID-19 cases reach 100

The number of people who have tested positive in New Mexico for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now reached 100. No new documented cases were...

City to consider declaring state of emergency, seeking federal funds

The Roswell City Council will conduct a special meeting Thursday to consider declaring a state of emergency, which will allow the city to apply...

Update on city actions regarding COVID-19

The city of Roswell on Monday issued a press release detailing additional actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them: • Effective Wednesday,...

WESST cancels series, training programs

The nonprofit organization WESST — Roswell has canceled all series and programs until further notice due to the COVID-19 regulations. For more information, visit...

Four COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

Four people in Chaves County have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), the county’s first documented cases of the virus. Information on the four individuals...

Advisors help small businesses stay afloat

Emergency funding, advice could keep operations going Small Business Development Centers statewide already have received “dozens” of applications to access the disaster and emergency funding...

Groups increase efforts to feed people

Local organizations that provide food and other social services are working to increase food assistance in the area in response to layoffs, business closures...

Gov’t entities issue COVID-19 updates, alerts

Law enforcement warnings of fraud The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice are alerting people to the possibility of scams and...

Adjusting to the coronavirus

Some businesses, institutions and individuals around Roswell are going through a difficult time as we all react and adjust to concerns over spread of...

First responders react to COVID-19

For a little more than a week, New Mexicans have been urged to adhere to social distancing practices and limiting face-to-face interactions to reduce...

Locals read to children through Facebook

What started as a group of Roswell friends reading to each other’s children in a time of social distancing is growing into a much...

Salvation Army to close thrift store until further notice

The Salvation Army Roswell will close its Thrift Store at 207 E. Chisum St. until further notice beginning March 21, according to a press...

Heinrich calls for increased COVID-19 testing

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, said more action needs to be taken to increase how many tests for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are processed in New...

Long lines for COVID-19 testing at Wool Bowl

Cars line up on North Garden Avenue waiting to get into the Wool Bowl parking lot for COVID-19 testing Thursday morning. At 8:45 a.m.,...

COVID-19 concerns alter schedules, services

SE NM Veterans Transportation Network cancels transports to Albuquerque Magil Duran, president of the Southeast New Mexico Veterans Transportation Network, announced that transports to the Albuquerque...

UFO museum to close temporarily

One of Roswell’s biggest tourism draws, the International UFO Museum and Research Center, 114 N. Main St., will be closed for several weeks in...

City suspending some tourism advertising

Governor: State’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increase to 28 The city of Roswell had recorded a decrease in lodgers’ tax prior to the confirmation of coronavirus...

County changes some operations due to virus

Chaves County is putting what it terms “nonessential functions” on hold and taking other preventative steps in response to the COVID-19 situation.  County Director Bill Williams said...

COVID-19 testing today at Wool Bowl

Members of the public who think they have symptoms related to the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus strain can be screened for a free test...

No park locations for RISD spring break meals

Due to recent park closures by the city of Roswell, the Roswell Independent School District will no longer serve the Grab & Go free student...

Local organizations adjust to COVID-19 situation

DVS field office moves to a ‘telework’ operation The field office of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is moving its Roswell office, among...

Grocery, internet assistance during COVID-19 restrictions

In the wake of COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, some local businesses and government entities are coming up with ways to help the public. Grocery delivery The Chaves...

Helpful Links regarding COVID-19

Local information City of Roswell COVID-19 updates Roswell-Chaves County Emergency Management Roswell Link Chaves Link Latest health information and virus updates New Mexico Department of Health Link World Health Organization Link Business Assistance and...

Hoarding adds to local restaurant’s concerns

Some Roswell businesses are starting to feel the effects of government orders and recommendations in the wake of the state’s first presumptive positive case...

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