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Local charter school undertakes outdoor projects

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Sidney Gutierrez schools, the city’s only public charter school, is working on more than $350,000 worth of improvements to playgrounds, recreation areas and outdoor...

101021 Week Ahead

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Monday Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day, a U.S. federal holiday. Many government offices closed. Dexter Consolidated Schools Board of Education, 6 p.m., Board Room, Central...

Crime Prevention Month promotes safe neighborhoods

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October is National Crime Prevention Month, designated as such with the intent of empowering citizens to help prevent crime in the community and make...

Cattle take to the show ring Thursday

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Beef was the word of the day Thursday at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair as exhibitors took their cattle to the show ring. FFA...

Man charged in fatal stabbing of grandfather pleads not guilty

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A man accused of stabbing his grandfather to death during an altercation and then assaulting a witness has pleaded not guilty to four criminal...

Electric vehicle charging stations planned for Roswell

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Xcel intends to release specifics in 2022 Some public electric vehicle charging stations are being planned for downtown Roswell, according to a spokesman with a...

Man convicted in sexual assault case

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The two-day trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a party last year ended with a guilty verdict last week. Following...

Fair carnival lights up the sky on event’s opening night

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The Ferris wheel lights up over the carnival Monday night at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. (Juno Ogle Photo)

ENMU-Roswell auto tech students earn manufacturer certifications

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Automotive Technology students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell are enhancing their skills training through partnerships with Toyota and Ford corporate offices. Instructor Eric Gomez said...

Organizers announce end of football tournament

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Hike It and Spike It leadership cites COVID, personal reasons The organizers of the popular annual flag football tournament Hike It and Spike It have...

Public art activities part of fair

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The public can participate in art projects at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair this week, with prizes available in a children’s art contest. The...

State Police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Officer allegedly fired gun during apprehension of fugitive New Mexico State Police have launched an investigation after a Roswell police officer allegedly fired a gun...

High Wire Thrill Show among ENMSF attractions

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A performer in the Pirates of the Columbian Caribbean Aerial High Wire Thrill Show jumps while the Wheel of Death spins around during a...

Opening night of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair

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Riders on the Cliff Hanger are silhouetted against the setting sun Monday during the opening night of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. (Juno...

RISD to break ground for Mesa Middle School project

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A groundbreaking ceremony for Roswell Independent School District’s next construction project is planned for Friday morning. The groundbreaking will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at...

100721 Roswell Events

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Ongoing Dolly Parton Imagination Library United Way of Chaves County announced that the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is now available for children from birth to preschool. United...

Ag a way of life for ENMSF swine show winner

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She didn’t expect her pig, named Fish, to do well, but hard work and persistence paid off for Micah Lightfoot at the swine show...

City department plans new offices in downtown building

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A city of Roswell department plans to create a “development service center” in a downtown building. The Community Development Department has signed an agreement to...

Carnival fun at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair

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Keila Chavez, left, Analy Gutierrez and Alexxis Burrola, all of Roswell, laugh as they ride the Jungle Twist at the carnival Monday evening at...

Judging results from 2021 ENMSF Parade released

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Judging results from the 2021 Eastern New Mexico State Fair have been released. The following is a list of categories and their respective winners,...

Early voting for 2021 local elections underway

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Poll volunteer Jennifer Griego works a voting station Tuesday afternoon at the Chaves County Clerk’s Office. It was the first day of early voting...

Escaped prisoner captured Monday night

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An inmate who escaped from the Chaves County Detention Center, touching off a manhunt in the Roswell area, was taken into custody Monday night...

Law enforcement continue search for escaped inmate

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The hunt for an inmate who escaped from the Chaves County Detention Center continued throughout the day Monday, with local law enforcement fanning out...

City aims to enlist public in improvement efforts

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The city of Roswell is involved in several projects intended to increase residents’ involvement in city activities and attractions, provide outside funding to enhance...

Parade kicks off Eastern New Mexico State Fair

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Above: Jim Gill, center, grand marshal of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair parade, and his wife, Shirley, wave to the crowds on Main...

RDR staff prepares for the ENMSF Parade

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Above: The Roswell Daily Record staff and family have worked for weeks on the RDR float. Here, they stand ready for the Eastern New...

ENMSF Parade entrants greet crowds gathered downtown

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A member of Charlie’s Angels does a flip as the dance team performs for the judges during the Eastern New Mexico State Fair parade...

Manhunt for escaped inmate continues

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Despite an ongoing search, local law enforcement officers Monday were still unable to find an inmate who is reported to have escaped from the Chaves County...

Authorities searching for escaped inmate in Chaves County

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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Chaves County say an inmate has escaped custody. Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington posted on the agency's social media...

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