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City to begin offering early retirement

The city of Roswell will today begin offering early retirement and voluntary severance packages to employees as it faces an estimated $33 million reduction...

Local medical marijuana dispensary opens

At a time when many businesses are struggling to survive, an Albuquerque-based company has made its Roswell debut. R. Greenleaf Organics Inc. opened a medical...

F-16 flyover to honor COVID-19 front-line workers

Four F-16s from Holloman Air Force Base will conduct a flyover in southern New Mexico on Friday, May 15 to recognize front-line workers in...

Chaves County, city census response rates top 53% and rising

Chaves County and the city of Roswell are reporting strong 53.7% and 57.3% response rates for the 2020 Census as of May 11, so...

Council to consider change in infrastructure security

A resolution to be considered by the Roswell City Council on Thursday would update emergency response plans for the city’s critical infrastructure and provide...

UFO Festival, Galacticon canceled

The 2020 UFO Festival and Roswell Galacticon are the latest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. MainStreet Roswell and Roswell Galacticon announced Monday the events, scheduled...

City committee delays event funding requests

A group of Roswell city councilors has decided to delay taking any action on providing funding support to upcoming local events. Nine different groups recently...

New Mexico Mounted Patrol serves and protects

In 1937, two years after the newly organized New Mexico State Police, the New Mexico Mounted Patrol (NMMP) originated. With few police officers at...

Business owners make choices on reopening

Roswell business owners are weighing many factors in determining how they will survive during the coronavirus emergency. Several Roswell businesses already have gone out of...

State Police close Hobby Lobby

The Roswell location of Hobby Lobby was ordered to close its store to the public on Saturday by the New Mexico State Police. New Mexico public...

Man added to ‘Roswell’s Most Wanted’ list

A man accused of firing a gun at a vehicle has been added to the Roswell Police Department’s “Roswell’s Most Wanted” list. Jeffrey Daniel Chacon,...

RISD to give more time to budget review

Anticipating changes this summer to the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget, Roswell Independent School District will give itself a little more time to consider its...

Monterrey families show love for teachers with parade

After a month of at-home learning, students and parents of Monterrey Elementary School showed just how much they love their teachers with a parade...

Nonprofit offers essay contest for high schoolers

A New Mexico nonprofit is giving homebound high school students statewide an optional assignment, and if they do it, they can win a monetary...

ENMU-R prepares for budget reductions

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is preparing to reduce its operating budgets in response to the coronavirus emergency. President Shawn Powell talked about expected budget adjustments...

RISD plans summer graduation ceremonies

Seniors of Roswell Independent School District could get a graduation ceremony this summer if restrictions on public gatherings are lifted in June or July....

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

With temperatures in the 90s many days and lately often approaching triple digits in Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico, this is...

Lovelace earns ‘A’ from ratings program

Lovelace Regional Hospital earned an “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2020. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only independent...

Ballard Street murder suspect to be held without bond

An Albuquerque man suspected in the shooting death of another man during a family gathering in Roswell will remain in custody without bond pending...

Local colleges plan virtual graduation events

This time of year always has been filled with preparation for graduation ceremonies, but, in the age of coronavirus, those ceremonies will take to...

RPD completes investigation into prosecutor’s death

An investigation conducted by the Roswell Police Department has ruled the death of a federal prosecutor a suicide. Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith on Tuesday confirmed...

Two teenagers treated for injuries in Monday crash

Two teenage females were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries Monday following a two-vehicle crash in south Roswell. New Mexico State...

Hit and run reported in Roswell

A vehicle was involved in a Tuesday morning hit and run in Roswell. Witnesses told police a blue Honda rear-ended a motorcycle at about 10:25...

County seeks larger role in Mexican wolf population plan

Chaves County is preparing to go another round with a federal agency about the Mexican wolf. County Manager Stanton Riggs said the county intends to...

SBA disaster loan program opens to ag businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications Monday for agricultural businesses in New Mexico to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), according to...

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