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Donations of blood still needed

Although large donor turn-outs and fewer surgeries have decreased demand for blood, donations are still needed, a representative of a Roswell blood donor center...

Surviving the stay-at-home order, creatively

Roswell musician keeps entertaining with 'Quarantine Sessions' Since March 24, New Mexico has been under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's stay-at-home order to help combat the spread...

CARES Act loan program applications expected in few...

Small businesses and qualified nonprofits interested in obtaining some of the federal assistance available to them through the recently passed coronavirus relief bill should...

Beall pleads not guilty to murder solicitation charges

A former Roswell High School student who allegedly tried to hire someone through the internet to murder two fellow students pleaded not guilty to two...

Man sentenced to prison for 2018 shooting

A Portales man received a nine and a half year prison sentence after pleading no contest to charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault,...

RISD expects Monday release for learning plan

Administrators and teachers with Roswell Independent School District are meeting virtually to have a Continuous Learning Plan released to parents by Monday. “There’s a lot of...

City wants new boundaries for economic districts

The boundaries of two specific economic development areas in the city of Roswell could be expanded to help with future revitalization. Members of the Roswell...

cinnamon teal

Juno Ogle Photo A male cinnamon teal feeds Sunday at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. While the Visitor Center at the refuge is closed due...

Case of murder suspect who fled with son to be featured...

The high profile case of a man wanted on federal and state warrants after he allegedly killed his girlfriend at their Roswell home in...

Roswell native named ‘Army Spouse of the Year’

Roswell native Yvonne Coombes and her husband, LTC Michael Coombes (3-29 FA Battalion Commander) met while he was attending New Mexico Military Institute. Their...

ICE arrests two Mexican nationals in US illegally

Federal agents arrested two Mexican nationals in the United States illegally March 21, after Chaves County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene of a cockfighting...

Vitalant informs public of blood donation procedures

The Vitalant office in Roswell on Monday announced that in order to ensure the safety of donors and Vitalant staff, it is essential that donors make...

Many employers eligible for leave reimbursement

Businesses with fewer than 500 employees can get immediate reimbursement of paid leave provided to employees who have been diagnosed with or are awaiting a diagnosis of...

Texas man arrested in Friday chase

A man from Austin, Texas was arrested Friday following a high speed chase with law enforcement on U.S. 380. Robert Francis Dean, 32, was taken...

Live-streamed meetings to include public participation

To help comply with public health orders and recommendations on public gatherings, the city of Roswell will conduct public meetings through video conferencing software. The...

Quilters make masks for hospitals

Members of the Pecos Valley Quilters and other crafters have put aside their usual projects to help keep Chaves County medical clinics stocked with...

Hike It and Spike It postponed until 2021

The organizers of one of Roswell’s largest tourist draws have decided that the annual event will be canceled for 2020 due to concerns about...

3 new COVID-19 cases reported locally

State officials Sunday announced another 17 positive tests for COVID-19 and New Mexico’s second death from the virus. The latest figures bring the overall number...

On Vietnam War Veterans Day, local veteran looks back

Like the photographs themselves, the names of the men have faded from memory over the years, but he remembers where they were from. Albuquerque, Ohio,...

‘Virtual’ First Friday planned

People can't gather in downtown stores or eateries for the time being, but MainStreet Roswell is promoting a “virtual” First Friday for April. It is...

City announces hours for taking calls

Beginning Monday, city of Roswell offices that have remained operational will have staff present to receive phone calls from the public from 7 a.m....

City engineer seeks pool solution to staff shortage

A shortage of engineers in the city has that department director seeking a solution that towns with smaller populations than Roswell often use. City Engineer...

CASA head says school closures put some kids at risk

The ripples caused by social and business changes in recent weeks as restrictions have been put into place to stop the spread of COVID-19...

Chaves County makes disaster declaration

Chaves County also has issued an emergency declaration of a “public disaster” related to the coronavirus, in keeping with the requirements of the state...

ENMU-R opens in ‘minimal’ way Monday

The president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has provided additional information about campus plans to return to “minimal operations” and offer some in-person instruction...

RISD prepares for learning at home

In the next couple of weeks, administrators, staff and teachers of Roswell Independent School district have to plan for almost seven weeks of instructing...

Free meals for children will continue through closure

Although school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the academic year, free meals for children will still be available until the governor...

Bank robbery suspect to be held pending trial

A federal court Monday granted a motion by the government to keep a man accused of robbing a Roswell bank incarcerated pending trial. Randy Matthew...

Locals give strong initial response to census

In the two weeks since Chaves County and Roswell residents began receiving their census surveys and notices, 24.7% of county residents and 26.8% of...

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