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Posted on: May 15, 2020

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News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Community Video Tour

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Roswell is home to 48,754 people (as of 2015) and centrally located in the Pecos Valley, nestled below the most southern outskirts of the Rocky Mountains, and serves as the hub of Southeastern New Mexico. Watch the video tour and learn about Roswell.

Watch Videos 2020 - Spotlight Redesign
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Performance Survey

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This survey is an opportunity for Roswell residents and business owners to tell the city how it is doing in taking care of the needs of the community. All citizens are asked to contribute their thoughts by completing the survey.

Complete the Survey 2020 - Spotlight Redesign

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Visitors Center

Visitor Center

The Roswell Visitor Center, located at 426 N. Main Street, should be one of your first stops when visiting Roswell. You can obtain information about local and state attractions, events, maps and have a photo op with the resident alien.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Convention Center
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Book an Event

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Speak with a helpful staff member and reserve your date today! Call 575-624-6860 or click below for more information.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Convention Center
Posted on: May 15, 2020

View Our Facility

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The Roswell Convention and Civic Center can accommodate all varieties of events such as conventions, meetings, banquets, trade shows, festivals, weddings and much more.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Convention Center

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Kids Zone

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Check out our Kids Zone and get the whole family involved in preparing for an accident or emergency.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

RFD in the Community

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Learn about how the Roswell Fire Department gets involved in the community.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

New Mexico Museum & Historic Site Pass

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The Department of Cultural Affairs' FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries, provides free admission (up to 6 people) to 15 state museums and historic sites.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Library
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Roswell Daily Record

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Digital copies of the Roswell Daily Record are now available online. Access back issues through NewspaperArchive.com. Users can search through specific issues of the Daily Record or use a keyword search. Browse as a guest or create your own free account.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Library
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Books Again

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Operated by the Friends of the Roswell Public Library, Books Again, is a used bookstore that offers books for at least 75% off the original cover price. There are new sale items every month.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

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Opened in 1969 the planetarium offers family-friendly programming and special events throughout the year.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Museum
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Museum Magazine - Winter 2019

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Get information on Winter 2019 exhibits, events and classes. The magazine is full of amazing arts and activities for children, adults and families.

Read Magazine 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Museum

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Recreation Centers Combined

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The Roswell Adult Center and the Yucca Recreation Center have joined forces and is now called the Roswell Recreation Center. The center is located at 807 N. Missouri Ave and provides programming for all ages.

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Parks & Rec
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Time 'Fore' Kids Golf Program

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Kids golf for FREE at Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River with an accompanying paying adult. Open to ages 14 years and under, Monday - Sunday through after 1 pm

Additional Info... 2020 - Spotlight Redesign - Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Follow Us on Facebook

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Find our page on Facebook @RoswellParksandRec. Keep up with recent events, updates and everything going on with the department. Like and share our page.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Community Outreach

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Positive police-public relationships help us all work together for a better community.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Join the Force

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Are you ready to protect and serve the community?

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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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News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

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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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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Sprinkler systems, fire alarms key to fire suppression

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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

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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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News Flash

Posted on: June 2, 2020

Online store offers Roswell’s special brand

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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: April 30, 2020

State working with local entities to address pandemic’s tourism-related impacts

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Three City of Roswell representatives are part of statewide tourism-industry task forces that have been formed to collect and analyze economic-impact information, share best practices and evaluate recovery tactics in response to COVID-19. The goal of this...

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General City News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City issues annual report to highlight departments’ work

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The City of Roswell’s 2019 Annual Report is now available, offering a summary of wide-ranging information about the many projects that were done in order to serve the citizens of our community. The overall report includes specific reports from e...

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General City News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Regulations reminder: Weeds and yard sales

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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

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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: January 23, 2020

Bridge replacement affects traffic on North Garden Avenue

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A major bridge-replacement project will require the closure of a portion of North Garden Avenue beginning Monday (Jan. 27).

North Garden will be closed to through traffic from Cherry Street to Petro Drive. The North Garden bridge located south of Petro Dri...

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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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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Hot vehicles quickly create danger to children

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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: February 27, 2020

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Sgt. Richard Romero at RPD Hiring Event (Jan 2020)

Roswell Police Department works to meet recruiting and retention challenges in hopes of filling and maintaining its officer roster

By Todd Wildermuth, RPD Public Information Officer

As the officers of the Roswell Police Department meet the challeng...

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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: September 11, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

RPD female personnel featured in Spotlight story (Sept 2019)

Female RPD members find success as they serve the community in challenging and rewarding roles

The Roswell Police Department is home to a roster full of dedicated officers, detectives and supervisors at various levels, as well as civilian employees serving...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Operators of motorized bicycles must meet legal requirements

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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: April 2, 2019

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

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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: August 15, 2018

Free service checks up on residents who live alone

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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.

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Zoo pond to be closed during cleaning work

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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
Posted on: August 2, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Andrea Cole with horse at zoo during kids program (July 2019)

Zookeeper gets to live out her love for animals each day, caring for them and teaching the public about them

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

Andrea Cole enjoys coming to work each day. She has had a love for animals since she ...

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