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Man violating restraining order led to police and SWAT standoff

The Roswell Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and several police officers were sent to East Country Club Road Wednesday after a...

City takes up arms for Second Amendment

City councilors and a supportive audience rallied around Roswell joining Chaves County as a Second Amendment sanctuary city. City Attorney Aaron Holloman said the item was...

Dexter tornado on ground for less than 20 minutes

The tornado that ripped through Dexter Tuesday night was on the ground for less than 20 minutes before it dissipated, according to the National...

State: Be wary of scam contractors after storms

The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department is warning New Mexicans who live in areas recently affected by tornadoes, to be aware of unlicensed...

No injuries reported from tipped semi

No injuries were reported after fierce winds tipped over an 18-wheeler that was heading south on U.S. 285 Wednesday, though one Chaves County Sheriff’s...

City services return to normal after windstorm

City and county declare ‘state of disaster’ For the most part, Roswell residents and businesses went about their normal routines Thursday. A day after a 12-hour,...

Dexter begins cleanup after tornado

Two days after a tornado ripped through the streets of downtown Dexter, residents and volunteers were out in force to begin accessing the damage...

Family business looks back on 121 years planted in area

In today’s world where merchandisers and brick-and-mortar businesses often have a difficult time keeping their doors open, James and Shirley Gill are ready to commemorate...

City stands with county as second amendment sanctuary

Resolution supporting ‘unborn’ passed Reporter's note: This article has been edited for clarity. Two resolutions, one declaring Roswell a Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution sanctuary...

More art supplies for Mesa Middle School

Mesa Middle School students, along with Travis Ackerman and Principal Marcos Franco, accept art and school supply donations from Mary Gonzales (center and third...

ENMMC CEO will speak Friday

Warren Yehl, CEO of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, will be the speaker at Friday’s Healthsense. Healthsense is free and open to the public...

BLM plans Chaves County prescribed burn

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to look for favorable weather conditions and needed crews next week that will permit a future prescribed burn...

Fundraiser planned for St. Patrick’s Day

A Roswell Homeless Coalition fundraiser is scheduled for this weekend. The First Annual St. Paddy’s Run will occur Sunday at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area...

‘Holey Landscape!’ Contest invites young artists

Carlsbad Until April 30 Holey Landscape! — Guadalupe Mountains Annual Youth Poster Contest Guadalupe Mountains National Park, in partnership with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, invites all young...

Power lines, trees and structures feel wind’s force

High winds cause numerous difficulties in city Thick blankets of brown covered parts of Roswell Wednesday as gusting winds forced dirt and debris through undeveloped...

County to file for emergency declaration after tornadoes

Chaves County will file an emergency declaration with the state, to help free up assistance for Dexter and Hagerman which were devastated by tornadoes Tuesday...

Kevin Blake sentenced for armed robbery

A man — who along with a former Roswell police officer, had taken part in a 2016 armed robbery — was sentenced Tuesday. Judge Dustin...

State agencies sign agreement about forest assessments

The New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) have signed an agreement that will allow the...

Section of Main Street closed due to debris hazard

Metal debris was flying off the Sunwest Centre at 500 N. Main St. Between Fourth and Seventh streets. North Main Street was closed at...

Commissioners to sign emergency declaration for areas hit by tornadoes

Will Cavin, chair of the Chaves County Board of Commissioners said Wednesday morning that he plans to sign a declaration of emergency for areas...

High winds impact city bus routes

Pecos Trails Transit buses are running slower than usual today in order to maintain safety in the wind. The buses are currently continuing routes involving...

Winds causing fallen trees, closures in Roswell

The high winds experienced in the Roswell area Wednesday morning have resulted in fallen trees, blocked roads and some closed city operations. A large tree...

High winds, rotting tree close streets

Landfill and cemetery also close due to high winds   A large, rotting tree on North Richardson Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets is in danger...

Dexter, Hagerman devastated by tornadoes

Tornadoes that touched down south of Roswell late Tuesday have devastated the community of Dexter. Entrances and exits into the town of Dexter were closed...

Convention center opening celebrated

Mayor Kintigh says facility will bring ‘a new level of service’ and ‘experience’ A formal ribbon cutting was held to mark the re-opening of...

‘Produced water’ bill interests ag, oil and gas industries

A state bill that will make it easier for oil and gas companies to use “produced,” or recycled, water for their operations won the unanimous...

Taylor joins ENMU-R foundation board

The ENMU-Roswell Foundation Board of Directors recently approved Richard C. Taylor, president and owner of May, Taylor & Co., P.C., as a new member. A...

Engstrom Cataract & Laser Center grand opening

Engstrom Cataract & Laser Center had an eye-opening grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new business location at 342 Sherrill Lane on Friday....

State Land Office decreases grazing fees

The New Mexico State Land Office will decrease grazing fees for agricultural leases of state trust lands. The office announced Tuesday that the 2019-20 grazing...

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