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City to hold February dances

The city of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department will host a pair of dances in early February as Valentine’s Day approaches. Both dances will be...

Principals join forces to better prepare students

Graduation rates, college and career readiness addressed Principals of middle schools and high schools at the Roswell Independent School District (RISD) recently presented their...

Last dance for Unity Center organizer

For a decade, Bobby Garcia has helped arrange concerts, dances and other entertainment for area youth, but Saturday will be his last day as...

New year, new life

Daniel Garcia was born at 1:50 p.m. on New Year’s Day at Lovelace Regional Hosptial at 117 E. 19th St. Baby Garcia is pictured...

First day hike at Bottomless Lakes

A few campers were seen walking around foggy Lea Lake at Bottomless Lakes State Park on New Year’s Day with temperatures in the low...

Public hearing announced for PED’s ‘Parent Bill of Rights

Santa Fe — Christopher Ruszkowski, state secretary of education, recently announced New Mexico’s first-ever “Parent Bill of Rights” in response to feedback from parents and families...

Chaves County officials sworn in

Candidates who won local races in Chaves County in November officially began their terms Monday after being sworn in during two ceremonies at the...

As new year begins, a look back at 2018

Editor’s note: The list that follows recaps a number of important events that occurred locally throughout 2018. This list, pulled from the archives of...

Local Kmart closing met with sadness

The closing in late March of the local Kmart store on South Main Street will affect about 30 employees and has upset some local shoppers. “It is sad...

Snowball fight

Snyder sounds off on shortage of law enforcement recruits

A drop in the number of people looking to become police officers and deputies is a big dilemma, and increased public scrutiny and negative...

Shok-Raw: Hip-hop has a beautiful side

Expression through movement is as ancient as it gets. From celebrations of life, such as the original Maori Haka dance. To the formalized rituals...

First Friday to focus on new starts

MainStreet Roswell’s Jan. 4 First Friday is are aimed at giving Roswell shoppers a fresh start — for their wardrobes, health and fitness efforts and homes.  This First Friday...

Week Ahead

Monday Chaves County Swearing-In Ceremonies, 10 a.m. for commissioners and other local elected officials, and 3 p.m. for Sheriff-elect Mike Herrington and sheriff deputies, Chaves...

City Council considers earlier start for meetings

A new time and day of the week for future meetings of the full Roswell City Council were considered at a special meeting on...

Winter snowstorm blankets Chaves County

Roswell did not have a white Christmas, but a winter storm that began early Friday could mean a white New Year for Chaves County. A Winter...

Roswell airfield hopes Navy returns in 2019

Roswell could see a return of a Navy pilot training program, which would mean an economic boost for the area. Public Affairs Officer Lt. Michelle...

Keep Roswell Beautiful meeting announced

Community members are invited to attend an upcoming informational session about joining the Keep Roswell Beautiful committee. The meeting will take place Jan. 8 at 3 p.m....

Snow brings memories of the Andes Mountains

Above: The llamas and alpaca at Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo near Mayhill enjoyed resting in the snow while the zoo was closed due to blizzard...

Fire on undeveloped land Friday

As a light snow falls, some people work Friday morning to control a fire on undeveloped land behind a pecan orchard on West Berrendo Road...

Governor announces NM’s highest graduation rate ever

Gov. Susana Martinez announced on Friday that more students are graduating high school in New Mexico than ever before. The 2018 class set an all-time...

City makes storm preparations

With a significant winter storm forecast to impact many areas of New Mexico, including Roswell, today, the city of Roswell will open city buildings as...

Man appeals ETZ case about horse racing

A local man’s goal to start a race horse training facility and race track in Chaves County continues, as he has filed an appeal of...

City reviews top five infrastructure projects

Softball netting included in list to appear before council in new resolution The Roswell city councilors discussed and approved drafting a resolution with...

Roswell police advise on safe New Year’s activities

As Roswell residents ring in the new year, Roswell police ask that everyone remember to take care on the streets Monday, as many people...

Gift bags for local veterans

Jim Cassidy holds a couple of the gift bags donated by an individual that were provided to 13 Chaves County veterans and their families,...

Winter Park tubing and snow play area open in Ruidoso

Ruidoso Since Nov. 22 Winter Park The Winter Park is open. Riders can take advantage of their three state-of-the-art Magic Carpet Lifts before enjoying a thrilling tube...

Last chance to board Christmas Railway

Attraction will close for weekend; rebooking and refunds possible Today is the last day to experience the Roswell Christmas Railway for this season since...

Snow expected this week as temperature drops

Chilly temperatures and snow are expected to arrive across the southwestern U.S. this week, creating challenging conditions across parts of northern and central New...

Bottomless Lakes among ‘First Day Hike’ locations

Roswell’s Bottomless Lakes State Park is among the locations where people can kick off 2019 with a “First Day Hike” to start the new...

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