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Election roundup: Voters reject proposed safety complex

Voters say 'No' to proposed public safety complex The proposed $35 million bond issue to fund a new public safety complex was resoundingly defeated at...

Bond issue, multiple races on ballot today

Voters can cast their ballots in the Roswell Municipal Election Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at any of six voting locations. Free bus...

Municipal election day arrives Tuesday

Early, absentee voting ended Saturday After months of speeches and campaigning, the 2020 Roswell municipal election is heading for the final day of voting on Tuesday. Four...

Ward 2 candidates sound off on issues at forum

Issues ranging from infrastructure, to police and city finances were discussed Tuesday by three candidates in the race for an open Ward 2 seat...

Ward 5 city councilor incumbent talks about youth needs at forum

Barry Foster said that he will focus on improving the city for youth if re-elected to a third term as a Ward 5 city...

Ward 1 candidates agree on top priority

The candidates for the Ward 1 position on the Roswell City Council have some stark differences but also common concerns about the need for...

Corn, city air views on public safety complex

Corn calls bond ‘cause for concern,’ while Neeb says it makes good financial sense A Chaves county elected official who lives in Roswell contended that a...

Municipal court candidates give views at forum

With seven days until city elections, the three candidates for Roswell Municipal Judge pitched their varied professional backgrounds and visions for the city’s court...

Candidates, bond issue in spotlight at local forum

Roswell voters have a lot to consider during the 2020 municipal elections. They will decide about city councilors and a municipal judge to serve for...

Accountant vies for seat on Board of Commissioners

After an eight-year absence, Republican Richard Taylor hopes to once again get elected to the Chaves County Board of Commissioners this November. Taylor, who represented...

Clerk hopes voter turnout improves for city elections

There have been 11 days of early voting at City Hall since Feb. 4, but City Clerk Sharon Coll said that only 422 had cast...

Local voting starts; candidate forum set for Feb. 25

The first ballots in Roswell’s municipal elections can be cast starting this week. “This is the opportunity for the citizens of our community to voice...

Possible location of public safety complex discussed

Part 2 of RDR’s interview with Mayor Kintigh, Councilor Best Editor's note: For part one of this story, click here. The March 3 local elections will see...

Kintigh, Best discuss $35 million bond issue

Mayor, Public Safety Committee chair address proposed public safety complex In addition to races for positions on the Roswell City Council and a municipal judgeship,...

Local CFO runs for city council seat

Calling himself “a new voice for a growing Roswell,” Ed Heldenbrand, the chief financial officer for the Krumland Auto Group, is making a bid...

Three candidates vie for municipal judge seat

The upcoming Roswell municipal judge election will give voters three choices: the current judge who is a retired police officer, a retail manager who...

Bilberry to run again for county commission

Ranching executive discusses priorities for a second term Chaves County Commissioner and commercial ranching company executive Jeff Bilberry has decided to seek a second...

Twelve candidates file for city offices

March election also to include bond question Five incumbents and seven people not currently in office are seeking a city council or municipal judge...

City councilor, teacher will seek another term

Foster says his 'major thing is kids' Local teacher Barry Foster, a member of the Roswell City Council for eight years during two non-consecutive terms, is making a re-election...

County treasurer announces re-election bid

Charlotte Andrade received her 15-year service pin from Chaves County during an employee recognition ceremony last week, but she doesn’t intend to end her...

Kintigh pitches new public safety complex

Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh voiced his support Wednesday for a general obligation bond issue that if passed will raise property taxes to cover the...

Oropesa seeks reelection in Ward 1

Reporter's note: This article has been updated to include additional information about current Roswell City Council candidates.  Roswell City Councilor Juan Oropesa is seeking another...

Fuller announces candidacy for Chaves County clerk

A longtime employee and elections officer with the Chaves County Clerk’s Office has announced her candidacy for Chaves County clerk. Cindy Fuller, who joined the...

Best declares intention to seek reelection

Incumbent Jeanine Corn Best is setting out to campaign for her third four-year term on the nonpartisan Roswell City Council, to continue representing Ward 3. “I’m...

Anderson, Nibert announce re-election bids for NM House

Local state Reps. Phelps Anderson and Greg Nibert, both Republicans from Roswell, each announced Wednesday they will run for re-election in 2020 to their...

Nonprofit director plans run for Ward 1 council seat

Cristina Arnold believes she is “Right for Roswell,” and has been preparing to run for a seat on the City Council for two years...

Perry announces run for Ward 2

Former councilor and current pastor, Jason Perry has jumped in the upcoming nonpartisan Roswell City Council race for Ward 2. At a press conference, Perry...

Democrat to run for House District 59 seat

A Lincoln County Democrat is making a bid for a local legislative seat in 2020, but could face a challenging path to victory in...

Retired accountant will run for City Council

Bitzer says more accountability, transparency needed A retired accountant and active community volunteer who describes herself as a fiscal conservative is making an early...

Ezzell to run for re-election in 2020

Three months after the 2019 New Mexico Legislative session ended, state Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, said Wednesday she will be on the ballot...

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