News Flash

Posted on: January 4, 2019

New Facility Management Company

Spectra the new management company for the Roswell Convention Center is now hiring for an Event Manager and part-time positions.  Please contact Event Director Josea Wilcoxen at josea_wilcoxen@comcastspectacor.com 

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Additional Info... Convention Center

News Flash

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

kids in hot car (website)

Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico experience some hot temperatures every spring and summer. As the calendar advances, the hot weather can be expected to become more intense and consistent.

Parents and other child caregivers must raise their a...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 8, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

RFD EMS Division Chief Eric Mann

By Todd Wildermuth

Public Information Officer

City of Roswell

As chief of the Emergency Medical Services Division of the Roswell Fire Department, Eric Mann doesn’t hesitate when describing what it takes to be a good paramedic. A paramedic himself, Mann has b...

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Fire Department
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Be aware of threat of carbon monoxide

CO Sources

Every year nationwide, an average of 20,000 to 30,000 people are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and approximately 500 people die from such poisoning, many in their own homes.

High concentrations of carbon monoxide can kill in less than fi...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: April 23, 2019

Billy Ray Cyrus to headline Roswell’s Fourth of July music

Billy Ray Cyrus (photo credit - Lowfield)

The musical entertainment at this summer’s Roswell SERTOMA Club’s Mike Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza will be headlined by Billy Ray Cyrus. The country music star will take the stage Fourth of July evening during Roswell’s free Independence D...

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General City News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Librarian Tomas Gonzalez

Connecting people with the information they seek, reference librarian enjoys the challenge of identifying the best resources for a wide variety of questions, requests

By Todd Wildermuth/Public Information Officer, City of Roswell

Each day that Tom&aacut...

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General City News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Annual ‘Clean and Safe’ program encourages removal of dilapidated buildings

Clean and Safe (website)

The City of Roswell will again conduct its “Clean and Safe” program that offers local property owners free disposal (other than a $5 permit fee) of materials from the demolition and removal of condemned and dilapidated structures in th...

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General City News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Regulations reminder: Weeds and yard sales

yard sale

Spring, and then summer, brings warmer weather, and warmer weather brings the emergence of a variety of vegetation. Unfortunately, that can include unwanted weeds. Meanwhile, spring and summer also are yard-sale season, which means the appearance of yard-...

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General City News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: SIDEWALKS AND CURB CUTS

curb cut

This is the sixth and final installment in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Befo...

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General City News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: REMODELS

remodel

This is the fifth in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property. In this article, the focu...

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General City News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

City Clerk Sharon Coll and Deputy City Clerk Stephanie Garay (Jan 2019)

As hub and historian of local government, City Clerk’s Office provides wide variety of information and assistance to many different people, from citizens to city staff

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer 

The Ro...

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General City News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Porches, Patio Covers and Additions

porch patio

This is the fourth in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Before constructing a por...

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General City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Carports and Garages

carport

This is the third in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Several homeowners recentl...

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General City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Storage Sheds, Workshops and Accessory Structures

storage shed

This is the second in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Before installing a stora...

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General City News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Fences and Walls

fence

This is the first in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Before installing a new fe...

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General City News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Internal Auditor Juan Fuentes (Dec 2018)

Internal auditor helps the city get the most from its resources to ensure the citizens are well-served

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

Juan Fuentes has his eye on efficiency and effectiveness. As the City of Roswell&a...

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General City News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Emergency Manager Karen Sanders (Nov 2018)

Emergency manager works daily to prepare Roswell and surrounding communities to be ready to respond to the most challenging situations

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

When Karen Sanders took the job of Roswell/Chaves County Em...

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General City News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Pecos Trail Transit Director Anna Aragon (Oct 2018) (FB)

Pecos Trails Transit strives to provide safe, timely and pleasant service as it gets people around Roswell every day

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

At 6 a.m. on any weekday, seven buses roll out of the Pecos Trails Transit te...

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General City News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

City of Roswell HR Director Jetta Miles

HR director finds enjoyment in taking care of the people who keep the city up and running each day

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

It’s all about people. That’s why Jetta Miles enjoys what she does as Human...

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General City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

youth soccer league

Parks and Recreation Department strives to offer a wide variety of activities, events and facilities designed to enhance local residents’ quality of life

The many offerings of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department are designed to improve th...

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General City News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

City lands grant to support tourism promotion

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The City of Roswell’s application for a Cooperative Marketing Grant from the New Mexico Tourism Department has resulted in an award of $48,818 that is being used to market Roswell to potential visitors, including targeting travelers at Phoenix a...

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General City News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

PZ staff (May 2018)

From citizens’ home improvements to large-scale construction projects of all types, Planning and Zoning Division plays key role in guiding city’s future development

If you are planning to build a carport, construct a fence or put an add...

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General City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Citizens can share concerns with city through online FixIT Form

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Have you recently come across a significant pothole on a city street? Did a property overgrown with weeds catch your eye? Do you know of a vehicle that appears to have been abandoned and remains sitting on public property? The City of Roswell wants to kno...

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General City News

News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2019

Registration open for summer recreation classes

From ceramics and stained glass to yoga and aerobics, summer classes are preparing to begin at the Roswell Adult Center. Registration for the summer session is now open and continues through June 8. Classes will start the week of June 10.

A list of class o...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Runners, walkers getting ready for Alien Chase

alien chase 2019 logo

The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 25th Annual Alien Chase Saturday, July 6.

The Alien Chase features a 10K run, 10K walk, 5K run and a 5K walk. Participants in each race will compete in nine age divisions for men and w...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Camp offers tennis introduction and new skills

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Young tennis players and others who would like to learn to be tennis players have an upcoming opportunity to develop their game or simply get introduced to the game.

The May 28-31 Tennis Camp is the first in a series of Summer Sports Camps to be sponsored ...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Community yard sale planned at Adult and Recreation Center

The Roswell Adult and Recreation Center is having an inside/outside yard sale featuring local vendors Friday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, from 7 a.m. to noon. The event will take place at the center at 807 N. Missouri Ave.

Vendor spac...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Registration open for youth soccer league

soccer ball and goal (website)

Registration will take place throughout May for youth wanting to participate in the Summer Soccer League sponsored by the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. 

The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-12. Cost is $35 (plus tax) for one chil...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mothers, sons can get their kicks in tournament

mother-son kickball

Family fun is in store at the Second Annual Mother/Son Kickball Tournament that will take place Saturday, June 1. The Roswell Parks and Recreation Department is now registering teams.

Each team’s roster must have at least 10 players and can have ...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: August 16, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

youth soccer league

The many offerings of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department are designed to improve the lives of the city’s residents. From health and wellness to conservation efforts to recreation opportunities, the Parks and Recreation Department handles a wide v...

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Parks & Rec

News Flash

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

kids in hot car (website)

Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico experience some hot temperatures every spring and summer. As the calendar advances, the hot weather can be expected to become more intense and consistent.

Parents and other child caregivers must raise their a...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Explorer program offers firsthand experience in law enforcement for young men and women

Explorer Post 911 patch

Young men and women with an interest in possibly pursuing a career in law enforcement or a related field of the criminal justice system can get a personal education and experience regarding what it’s like to be a police officer by taking part in...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Restaurant thief’s escape cut short by customer, employee

Jacob David Ceballos arrest graphic

A dinnertime thief who grabbed the cash register drawer from a sandwich shop and ran from the restaurant saw his burglary attempt come to a quick end March 13 when he was chased down by one of the restaurant’s customers and a restaurant employee...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 20, 2019

One girl's caring heart

girl donates care packs for kids (Feb 2019)

In early February, 9-year-old Aijah Orona, accompanied by her mother, Veronica Carranza, surprised the Roswell Police Department with several “care packs” she delivered to the police station. Her goal was to share some of her toys with...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Free service checks up on residents who live alone

Good Morning Call

The Good Morning Call program has been instituted by the Roswell Police Department to provide a daily telephone call to individuals who live alone and want the reassurance of knowing they will be contacted each day to make sure they are okay. The service ...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 22, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Animal Services Supervisor Joseph Pacheco

The staff at Roswell Animal Services has to be ready to handle all sorts of animal adventures. Like a six-foot-long alligator being kept as a pet in someone’s residence. Or a giant python suddenly appearing in an apartment toilet. Then there was the time ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Angel Program reaching out to drug addicts

Angel Program

The Roswell Police Department formally introduced the Roswell Angel Program in January 2018. 

WHAT: The Angel Program offers a means by which the Roswell Police Department and its partner agencies in this effort – the Chaves County Sheriff’s Offic...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Protecting yourself against scams

Scam Keyboard

The Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to offer the public these tips regarding telephone and email scams:

  • Entities providing services to you, such as government agencies, will never call or email you and request payment ...
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Police Department
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Keeping you and your vehicle safe and secure

Car Burglar

The Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigations Division would like to offer the public these vehicle security and safety tips:

  • Lock your car door anytime you are away from your car.
  • With the changing of seasons, it is very tempting to start your car ...
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Police Department
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Taking precautions to protect financial-account information

using atm

The Roswell Police Department urges citizens to be aware of the threat of debit- and credit-card “skimming” and take precautions to prevent becoming a victim of these criminals who often use deceptive technology to steal card information in order to illeg...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 17, 2017

RPD is hiring!

RPD apply now

The Roswell Police Department is now hiring! We are eager to add to the department those who share our commitment to making a positive difference by protecting and serving this community. RPD welcomes anyone ready to become part of our team of professiona...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Take steps to protect property and be aware of suspicious activity

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Roswell's citizens play a key role in helping prevent crime in the community and making their neighborhoods safer places to live. The Roswell Police Department encourages citizens to be mindful of the simple steps they can take to help reduce crime in the...

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National Crime Prevention Council Police Department

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Summer Reading Program 2019 at the Roswell Public Library

SRP 2019 Childrens_Poster

The Roswell Public Library's Summer Reading Program begins on June 3rd and ends July 31st.  The theme for 2019 is "A Universe of Stories" and participants will earn prizes by reaching certain reading achievements throughout the Summer. ...

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Additional Info... Roswell Public Library
Posted on: April 3, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Librarian Tomas Gonzalez

Connecting people with the information they seek, reference librarian enjoys the challenge of identifying the best resources for a wide variety of questions, requests

By Todd Wildermuth/Public Information Officer, City of Roswell

Each day that Tomás Gonzále...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Connect with the Library

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Follow the Roswell Public Library on instagram @RPLnm for great book posts and other info about Library programs.

"Like" the Roswell Public Library on Facebook for the the latest news happening at your library.

Follow RPLnm Roswell Public Library

News Flash

Zoo

1 Story
Posted on: November 8, 2018

“Keeper Talks” highlight zoo’s animals

zoo lemurs

A monthly program offers people the chance to learn about Spring River Park and Zoo’s animals from those who take care of them every day.

The program, called “Keeper Talks,” began in November 2018, when the talk featured the zoo's lemurs (pictured). On the...

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Zoo