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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bicycles for rent at recreation center

A collection of donated bicycles is finally available to rent at the Roswell Recreation & Aquatic Center, 1402 W. College Boulevard. Monday was the first...

Strange family celebrates unusual Fourth

The members of one local family are celebrating this July 4 in a unique way. They are going back in time a bit by immersing...

Volunteers continue push to 50K census count

Local census volunteers pitched a tent next to the UFO Festival and Roswell Galacticon sites along downtown Main Street Saturday to get more county residents to fill...

New state laws prompt suggested lodgers’ tax changes

The way the city of Roswell collects taxes from short-term rentals such as Air BnBs, as well as hotels, motels, RV parks and other...

Gary Smith: Dedicated to keeping heroes employed

A native of Ohio, Gary Smith decided to enlist in the Ohio Army National Guard when his education came to a close. Little did...

Legislative candidates see drop in fundraising

The flow of money into most local legislative candidates slowed or ceased altogether in late May and throughout June. Of the 10 candidates for New Mexico...

PPP loan program deadline extended

The U.S. Small Business Administration loan program — intended to help small businesses keep their employees and stay afloat during pandemic-related business restrictions —...

City-county talks on air authority sought

More than a year has passed since state legislation was enacted that would enable the Roswell Air Center to be governed by a regional body, and...

Anaya widow files wrongful death lawsuit

A Roswell woman has brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of a West Second Street commercial and office building regarding the November 2017...

Air Center sees staff resignations

The new fiscal year is bringing several changes to the staff at the Roswell Air Center. Air Center Manager Mark Bleth, also Air Center deputy director,...

Speedway postpones events, mulls legal action

A Roswell speedway has postponed races previously scheduled for this weekend and is considering possible legal action after the owner of the venue was cited...

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