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Rapper Baby Bash performing Saturday

Hip-hop/ R&B artist Baby Bash will be performing Saturday at the baseball field of New Mexico Military Institute. In 2003, Baby Bash released his first...

Foxes take up residence in local neighborhood

A wildlife sighting might normally cause suspicion or concern within a community — but for the residents of the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, some recent sightings have been welcomed...

MainStreet vendors will donate proceeds to charities

MainStreet Roswell announces this First Friday DownTown Market's theme is “MainStreet Has a Heart!” Participating businesses on Main Street will be raising funds and collecting...

Tourism Department closes visitor centers

In order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19, all state-operated visitor information centers are closed to the public until further notice. The New Mexico...

City revisits Yucca playground equipment

City officials are now investigating the condition of the playground equipment that once stood at the recently demolished Yucca Recreation Center. Mayor Dennis Kintigh said...

More than dragonflies at annual festival

Isabel Olsen, green shirt, is seen here volunteering at the booth of the Home Garden Club at the 18th annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter...

School supply giveaway slated for Friday night

Although the school year started a week ago, students who still need school supplies will have the chance to get them for free this...

Construction underway at Conoco building

The city has begun renovations of the interior of the Conoco Building to prepare for moving Visitors Center staff to the central downtown location. Construction...

Nude man subdued at police station

The Roswell Police Department's Facebook page described their Monday morning as unusual, even for a police agency. Around 5:30 a.m., police dispatch received a call...

Chaves County Health Expo ribbon cutting

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell Chamber of Commerce Redcoats were there to help cut the official ribbon for the first ever...

Brunches with wolves

Above: Senior Zookeeper Andrea Cole offers some treats to the wolves Blue, left, and Trinity, right, who also played in the sprinklers, at the...

Arresting attention for Down syndrome

Pictured are participants and volunteers at the Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico’s first ever “jail and bail” fundraiser for World Down Syndrome Day...

Local judge sworn in to 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Promising to work his hardest to “discharge the duties of this job with honor and diligence” and to “uphold the high morality and collegiality...

Summer means county fair to many

Certainly the Chaves County youth fairs are about animals, large and small, as well as crafts, art work, horticulture and vocational skill sets, but the...

What, where, when? The UFO edition of the Vision Magazine publishes...

This year’s UFO Festival, Galacticon and Sci-Fi Film Fest take place after the Fourth of July. Due to this change, the official guide to all...

State police plan sobriety checkpoints in NM counties for July

New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during...

Roswell Rotary Club: 100 years of ‘service above self’

Local club commemorating century of service with slate of events A city can be defined by any number of features that set it apart from other places....

County group’s legislative priorities get local support

Chaves County elected leaders have agreed to support five legislative priorities forwarded by the New Mexico Association of Counties. The priorities that the association wants...

Students exemplify a giving spirit

Mary Gonzales, left, speaks with Roswell High students on Thursday afternoon. Students from the cheer team and student council collected canned goods and decorated...

Locals graduate from Leadership New Mexico

Leadership New Mexico this week announced three people from the Roswell area are among the 42 statewide leaders representing 17 communities who recently graduated...

Returning to the Dragonfly Festival

The 18th annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is supported by the Friends of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge as well...

Scholarship news

Registration opens Monday for Sunrise Optimist scholarships The Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell will be offering a total of $4,000 in scholarships — to include three...

PETA, City Council approves zoo plan; Roswell City Council passes the Spring...

Reporter's note: This story has been edited for clarity. At Thursday’s City Council meeting, PETA Director Brittany Peet came from Washington D.C. to approve the...

Weather causes damage

Lisa Dunlap Photo The area received some much-needed rain Saturday afternoon, but, unfortunately for the Patrick Dooley family of Roswell, the winds also brought down...

A new champ, good food and music in Artesia; Saturday’s Red...

The annual Red Dirt Black Gold Festival took place Saturday in Artesia. The Artesia Arts & Cultural District hosts the event with support by many...

Chaves County Democrats elect new chair

Chaves County Democrats elected Stephanie Thomas as their new chair Saturday at the party’s biennial county convention. “I’m honored, I’m excited and a little bit...

Johnny Gonzales Thanksgiving Dinner planned for next week

Mary Gonzales and her family will be hosting the Johnny Gonzales Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. The dinner will be held from 11 a.m to...

Commissioners to consider ‘straight- ticket’ voting issue

County officials are considering taking a stand about whether New Mexico voters in the November general elections should be allowed to vote a “straight ticket,”...

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