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Local COVID-19 cases increased by 3 Sunday

Chaves County’s total number of COVID-19 cases is now at 59 with an additional three cases reported by the state on Sunday. No new cases...

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...

County COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Saturday’s report includes 15 new cases in Chaves County, 210 in state COVID-19 cases rose by 15 for Chaves County and by 210 for New Mexico...

Volunteer group plans school supply drive

A local organization is conducting a school supply drive with a goal of helping up to 100 children in Roswell. It’s a smaller effort than...

County COVID-19 deaths increase to 10

Two more people in Chaves County have died from COVID-19, according to state officials. The New Mexico Department of Health released information Saturday afternoon about six...

COVID-19 cases in NM reach 191

The number of positive test results for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Mexico rose Friday, with the state’s total number of cases nearing...

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...

1 new COVID-19 case reported in Chaves County

COVID-19 infections in New Mexico continue to increase, as state officials disclosed 62 new cases Monday. Chaves County had one new case, according to a...

More NM deaths, infections from COVID-19

New Mexico’s rate of infection and death toll from the COVID-19 global pandemic inched higher Saturday, as state officials reported two additional fatalities and...

Governor gives new COVID-19 orders

Citing continued spread of COVID-19 statewide and indications that people are not complying with infection prevention guidelines, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will now require...

State warns restaurants about dine-in service

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is notifying the restaurant industry that it has suspended food permits of two restaurants in other counties that were...

Chaves County adds 4 new COVID-19 cases

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County in Wednesday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health. Chaves County now has had...

Local Eyemart Express plans to reopen Monday after temporary closure

The local store of a national prescription eyeglass manufacturer and retailer plans to reopen Monday after a temporary closure. The store has had at least one employee...

Daily virus cases drop to 8 in Chaves County Friday

Local daily cases of COVID-19 have fallen to single digits for the first time in three days. In its daily report Friday, the New Mexico Department...

Local COVID-19 cases rise by 24

The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday recorded an additional 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County. Of the 16,846 tests administered to...

Closures, postponements and cancellations

Pecos Valley Regional Communications center board meeting canceled The Pecos Valley Regional Communication Center board meeting on April 1 at the Chaves County Administration Building has...

COVID-19 cases rise to 237 statewide; 1 new local case reported

New Mexico health officials announced the overall number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has climbed to 237 within the state, with 29 new positive...

ENMU-R provides campus update

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is making continuing efforts to respond to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 health emergency. Dr. Shawn Powell, president, wants the...

One new COVID-19 case in Chaves County

New Mexico officials Thursday announced 169 additional COVID-19 infections, including one new local case. The latest figures bring the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

Sheriff: Stop threatening State Police

Sheriff Mike Herrington is calling on people to stop leveling threats against New Mexico State Police after they issued the local Hobby Lobby store...

No new Chaves County COVID cases

New Mexico officials did not report any new positive COVID-19 test results in Chaves County Friday, but an additional 331 cases were confirmed in...

Chaves County records 100th case of COVID-19

A day after the governor gave a stern warning about bringing the state’s number of COVID-19 cases under control, Chaves County reached a total of...

In-person classes delayed through Labor Day

Most public education students in New Mexico will not return to school rooms until Sept. 8 at the earliest, according to a Thursday announcement by Gov. Michelle...

State reports low number of new COVID-19 cases again

County numbers have decreased for the third day in a row For the second day in a row, the number of new cases of COVID-19...

Chaves County reports 40 new COVID-19 cases Friday

For the second consecutive day, Chaves County led New Mexico counties in daily reported cases of COVID-19. Local cases have now surpassed 900 since March. In its daily report released...

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...

Coronavirus impacting air travel, Phoenix flights

American Airlines is temporarily suspending its Phoenix flights from and to the Roswell Air Center after April 6 because of a dramatic reduction in...

State launches portal with more COVID-19 data

The state of New Mexico has launched a portal with more COVID-19 data specific to positive cases and testing in the state. The data dashboard...

Governor eases some restrictions on businesses

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new public health order Thursday that will allow some businesses deemed nonessential to reopen on a...

1 new COVID-19 case reported in Chaves County

Chaves County had one new case of COVID-19 reported Monday, bringing overall confirmed cases locally to 31. The county has also had a total of...

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