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 7, 2020

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

hot vehicle temps

With temperatures in the 90s many days and at times approaching triple digits in Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico, this is the time of year when it is critically important for everyone to be well aware of the danger hot vehicles pose to you...

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Fire Department
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Sprinkler systems, fire alarms key to fire suppression

fire sprinkler

A fire at a local commercial building demonstrated the importance of such buildings having and maintaining properly-functioning fire-suppression sprinkler systems, as well as fire alarms that provide immediate notification to the fire department.

The Roswe...

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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: August 7, 2020

City assumes organization, management of future UFO Festivals

UFO Festival 2019

The City of Roswell and MainStreet Roswell announce that organization and management of the UFO Festival will be assumed by the city as MainStreet steps away to focus on other efforts to improve the downtown district.

Following the cancelation of this year...

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General City News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Project replacing traffic signals at major intersection

traffic lights

A major project to reconstruct and improve the traffic signals at the intersection of North Main Street and Country Club Road began Aug. 3 and is expected to be completed by the end of September or before. The work impacts traffic flow at that intersectio...

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General City News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Free wood chips offered to city residents

Solid Waste wood chipper 1 (July 2020)

The City of Roswell Solid Waste Department recently purchased a wood chipper and is making wood chips available to Roswell citizens who may want to use them to landscape their residential or business properties or use them in other ways.

Beginning July 20,...

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General City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Survey seeks input on performance of city departments

city performance survey

The City of Roswell would like to know how well its various departments are responding to the needs of the citizens. A City Performance Survey has been set up online for residents to answer some general questions and offer input about city services. This ...

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General City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

waterline repair

Water Maintenance and Transmission Department always ready to adapt to changing needs and priorities to keep water flowing to Roswell residents 

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

Making sure water can reach the...

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General City News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City plans virtual public forums

Public Forum graphic general

Virtual public forums have been planned to help keep Roswell’s citizens and their city administration connected in this continuing time of limited in-person gatherings.

Using the online service GoToMeeting, the city is holding these virtual publi...

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General City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Online store offers Roswell’s special brand

city merchandise Facebook graphic

The uniqueness of Roswell’s special brand – some have called it out of this world – is now available to people worldwide through the city’s new online store.

From T-shirts to mugs to postcards to pins, magnets and pe...

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General City News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

City Safety and Risk Manager Kathy Louer (May 2020)

Safety manager strives to keep city workers safe by providing proper training and procedures

By Todd Wildermuth,  City of Roswell Public Information Officer

When Kathy Louer owned an occupational medical clinic, she often saw firs...

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General City News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Regulations reminder: Weeds and yard sales

weeds

Spring and summer bring warmer weather, and warmer weather brings the emergence of a variety of vegetation. Unfortunately, that can include unwanted weeds. Meanwhile, spring and summer make up yard-sale season and the appearance of yard-sale signs that co...

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General City News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Online option offered to report areas in need of litter cleanup

CleanIT Form graphic

Keep Roswell Beautiful and the City of Roswell’s Community Development Department are working to keep the community looking good and would like the public’s help in reporting public areas that are in need of a cleanup to remove litter ...

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General City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Citizens can share concerns with city through online FixIT Form

repair workers with tools

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

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

hot vehicle temps

With temperatures in the 90s many days and at times approaching triple digits in Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico, this is the time of year when it is critically important for everyone to be well aware of the danger hot vehicles pose to you...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 22, 2020

FBI offers reward in Roswell homicide case

Jorge Rico-Ruvira (Oct 2019)

The FBI has established a reward for information that could help locate Roswell homicide suspect Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira (pictured). The FBI issued the following news release Wednesday morning (Jan. 22): 
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1...
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Police Department
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Operators of motorized bicycles must meet legal requirements

motorized bicycle

The Roswell Police Department’s Traffic Division would like to inform and remind local residents who ride around town on bicycles that have been modified by the additions of gas-powered engines that there are laws that must be adhered to regarding these m...

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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 was 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 is fr...

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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 vehicle door anytime you are away from your vehicle.

• In the cold of winter or heat of summe...

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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: October 12, 2016

Take steps to protect property and be aware of suspicious activity

stop crime

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

Posted on: August 7, 2020

RMAC Closed

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, RMAC is closed. 

We are hoping for a re-opening date in September 2020
Thank you and we appreciate your patience.

Roswell Museum & Art Center

News Flash

Posted on: August 11, 2020

Library Reopening!

RPL LOGO

On Wednesday, August 12th, the Roswell Public Library will open its doors again!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the construction on the restrooms, the library will be operating under some special conditions. These are some of the modifications that you c...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Library On The Go

Stack of books

The library will be offering Library On The Go services from 10 am to 6 pm on Monday through Friday. If you are interested in checking out materials, please call the library at (575) 622-7101 with your name, phone number, and library card number. A staff ...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Census 2020

US Census 2020

Please support our community by taking five minutes to fill out your Census. Responses to the Census provide important funding for our state and local communities and every response counts, despite immigration status, and including children. You make a di...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Library Flooding

Childrens Area under water

We are sad to inform the community that the Children’s Area is closed to the public due to flooding. We hope you will understand as we handle this issue!

Roswell Public Library

News Flash

Zoo

2 Stories
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Spring River Zoo welcomes female baby elk

zoo baby elk 1 (July 2020)

The elk at Spring River Zoo may not be a full herd yet, but they are definitely a family. The zoo welcomed a new animal addition June 13 with the birth of a baby elk – and it’s a girl!

The new arrival, named Alexis, weighed 36.2 pounds ...

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Zoo
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Zoo pond to be closed during cleaning work

zoo pond (Jan 2020)

The pond at Spring River Zoo will be closed to the public for several months as it is drained and then cleaned of silt and any other materials that have collected on the bottom through the years. It is believed this is the first time in the pond&rsquo...

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Zoo