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Tech difficulties emerge as remote learning starts

The first day of virtual classes for Roswell Independent School District got off to a rocky start thanks to technical problems with its learning...

ENMU-R plans hybrid model for fall

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell also begins its fall classes Aug. 17, but the college has had a small number of students in classes on...

Hospitals adjust visitation policies amid COVID-19

With only a few exceptions, both hospitals in Roswell are no longer allowing visitors into their facilities. In certain cases, one visitor per patient may...

State Police: Face mask order will be enforced

The New Mexico State Police will enforce a state order requiring the use of face coverings in public. According to a Friday night announcement ahead of...

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...

Governor’s Office shares ‘How to Make a Mask’ video

The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday encouraged New Mexicans to view and share a video titled “How to Make a Mask”. The...

Rally urges state to ‘open up’ economy

Some have lost their jobs. Others have lost their businesses or are in danger of that possibility. Some fear the erosion of constitutional rights and individual freedoms....

Locals protest new public health order

Local residents congregated in front of the Chaves County Courthouse Sunday night in a show of defiance and open opposition to a new state...

ENMU-R takes virus prevention steps

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will extend its spring break for an additional week, is canceling large events until April 15 and will take other...

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...

Two new Chaves County COVID-19 cases reported

State officials announced two additional cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County Wednesday as New Mexico continues to grapple with the global pandemic. The two new...

19 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Chaves County

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County rose Wednesday by 19, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report. Cases of the virus among...

10 new cases of COVID-19 reported

Chaves County recorded 10 of the state’s 119 new cases of COVID-19 announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health in its daily...

Lovelace not on lockdown, chief deputy says

Rumors that Lovelace Regional Medical Center in Roswell was on lockdown Thursday as a result of the coronavirus were not true, according to law enforcement. Charles Yslas,...

Almost 800 meals handed out Monday by RISD

It was a cool, gray morning for the first day of Roswell Independent School District’s spring break, but children and food services staff could...

Area officials discuss possible efforts to address state orders

Chaves County officials are in a “pause” mode regarding state orders that still have some local businesses closed and many operating in a restricted fashion. The...

State reports 330 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 330 additional cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday’s update, one of the highest one-day increases since the pandemic...

22 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

For the second consecutive day, more than 20 additional positive tests for COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County. In its daily report on the spread of the...

NM reports eight more COVID-19 deaths

New Mexico’s death toll from COVID-19 soared Thursday, with state officials announcing eight additional fatalities. The latest figures bring the number of deaths from the disease...

No new local virus cases reported Tuesday

No new positive tests for COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County Tuesday, but the New Mexico Department of Health did announce a total of...

1 new COVID-19 case identified in Chaves County

One new case of COVID-19 was announced in Chaves County Monday, one of 93 new positive test results for the virus statewide. The latest local...

No new local COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the state, though no new positive tests for the virus were reported in Chaves County Wednesday. The absence of...

Second Roswell care facility reports COVID-19 case

A case of COVID-19 was identified at a second Roswell care facility Monday and overall five new cases have been confirmed in Chaves County since...

Restaurants, gyms, salons to partially reopen June 1

With New Mexico making strides in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a partial reopening of dine-in services and several other...

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...

County buildings to reopen to the public

Chaves County will reopen its buildings and offices to the public Monday, County Manager Stanton Riggs announced Friday. “We will have social distancing. We will...

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,...

‘UFOlogist Invasion’ canceled

International UFO Museum and Research Center deputy director Karen Jaramillo announced on Wednesday that the 2020 UFOlogist Invasion — a major part of the UFO...

Code enforcement suspensions will allow RV use for quarantine

The city of Roswell will suspend enforcement of certain city codes until the end of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Codes will continue to...

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...

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