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Posted on: May 15, 2020

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News Flash

Posted on: January 5, 2021

Spring River Zoo reopens with ‘Passport to Adventure’

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Spring River Zoo is welcoming back visitors this month as the zoo has reopened and is featuring several new animals, a “pop-up” gift shop where newly designed zoo merchandise can be purchased and a scavenger hunt that includes a chance...

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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: May 15, 2020

Zoo Open for Private Tours

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Spring River Zoo will be open for private tours by appointment only starting on Friday, December 4, 2020. Private Tours donations start at $10 per person and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact (575) 624-6760. 

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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: January 7, 2021

New deputy fire chief and fire marshal appointed

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The Roswell Fire Department has a new deputy fire chief and a new fire marshal, with both top-level positions recently filled by promotions of a pair of department veterans.

Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Fuller (pictured on left) has been with RFD since 2012, b...

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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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Fire Department
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Matt Miller selected as Roswell’s fire chief

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Matt Miller remembers the poem he recited at his pre-school graduation when he was 5 years old. It told of how he would grow up to be a fireman. Many years later, Miller’s poem became reality when he started working for the Roswell Fire Departme...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 13, 2021

Bulk-trash collection sites planned for four Saturdays

Bulk Trash Saturday

The City of Roswell Solid Waste Department will set up a bulk-trash collection site for four consecutive Saturdays, with the free collection site shifting to a different part of the city each week. 

The temporary collection sites are scheduled to ...

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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 and other trash.

A co...

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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
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Spring River Zoo ready to reopen with ‘Passport to Adventure’

Wallaby (named Chashew) at zoo

Spring River Zoo will welcome back visitors this month with a grand reopening featuring several new animals, a “pop-up” gift shop where newly designed zoo merchandise can be purchased, a scavenger hunt, a food truck and a chance to win a valuable zoo-rela...

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General City News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Street closures in area of West Deming and South Lea

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Street closures will take place beginning Jan. 4 in the area of the intersection of West Deming Street and South Lea Avenue as city crews replace water mains in advance of the upcoming replacement of the Lea Street bridge. This initial work on the water m...

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General City News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

New online bill-pay system for water customers

The City of Roswell's water customer online self-pay and recurring payment system has changed. The previous system is no longer available. It has been replaced by a new system designed to be easier for customers to use. 

The new system is...

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General City News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

After holidays, Christmas trees can be disposed of at landfill for free

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Throughout January (Jan. 2-30), the Roswell Municipal Landfill will allow Roswell residents to dispose of Christmas trees at no cost as long as the trees are not mixed with other trash (decorative tinsel may remain on the tree). 

The trees must be...

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General City News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City ready to hand over recycling service to private company

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The recycling service from the City of Roswell’s Solid Waste Department will come to a close in February (this is an extension from previous timetable) as the city turns over local recycling services to a private company. A franchise agreement b...
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General City News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Bulk trash collection process changed

The City of Roswell Solid Waste Department has altered the process for bulk trash collection as a result of staffing limitations. The regular schedule for the grappler truck picking up trash that is too large for standard trash bins has been suspended.

The...

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General City News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Matt Miller selected as Roswell’s fire chief

Matt Miller

Matt Miller remembers the poem he recited at his pre-school graduation when he was 5 years old. It told of how he would grow up to be a fireman. Many years later, Miller’s poem became reality when he started working for the Roswell Fire Department in 2003...

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General City News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Ruben Esquivel

Cemetery superintendent, staff take on the challenge of ‘making things easier for folks during hardship’ 

By Todd Wildermuth, Public Information Officer, City of Roswell 

Ruben Esquivel credits his parents with instilling in him a strong w...

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General City News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

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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: 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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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 Home Spotlight
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.

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News Flash

Posted on: October 29, 2020

New fees help sustain quality recreation and museum offerings

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New admission and activity fees will be in place for the City of Roswell Recreation Department facilities and the Roswell Museum and Art Center beginning Jan. 1, 2021. 

The new fees have been established to try to ensure the recreation and museum ...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2021

Parents warned of teens using dangerous vaping pens

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The Roswell Police Department wants to make parents aware of a prevalence of local teenagers using illegal vaping products that pose a danger to the teens using them.

Various disposal vaping pens contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. W...

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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: 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 summer, it is tempting ...

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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: 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 those afflicted with drug addiction

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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: October 9, 2020

Everyone plays a role in crime prevention

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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 cri...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: January 8, 2021

RAiR Exhibition Opens Today!

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RAiR Exhibition Opens Today!
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Justin Richel will open his solo exhibition “A Window, A Door, A Ladder” from January 8 - February 19, 2021 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.  
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Roswell Museum & Art Center
Posted on: January 5, 2021

RMAC joins "Museums for All" Program

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The Roswell Museum and Art Center has joined the National Museums for All Program. 

The initiative has been operating since 2014 and was created by the federal Institute for Museums and Library Services and is administered by the Association of Ch...

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Roswell Museum & Art Center
Posted on: December 22, 2020

RMAC Puzzle Room Open through February 2021

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RMAC Puzzle Room

Open through February 2021

Do you love crosswords, hidden object and logic puzzles? Put your observation and puzzle-solving skills to the test! The artists in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) program have been keeping a secret for mor...

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Roswell Museum & Art Center

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... Roswell Museum and Art Center Spotlight
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 Roswell Museum and Art Center Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: January 4, 2021

New Library Reading Program

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The Roswell Public Library has a new reading program starting this week. The Ready to Read/Ready to Learn initiative aims to help children reach developmental milestones in their early years to better prepare them for school.

A parent is not only the most ...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Renovations begin at the Roswell Public Library

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The Roswell Public Library is undergoing renovations. Painting began in the children's area and behind the front desk during the last week of December. Construction on the children's area and the public bathrooms will continue into the new year. Stay post...

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Roswell Public Library

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.

Learn more... Roswell Public Library Spotlight
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... Roswell Public Library Spotlight
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.

Visit their website Roswell Public Library Spotlight

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Zoo

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Spring River Zoo reopens with ‘Passport to Adventure’

Wallaby (named Chashew) at zoo

Spring River Zoo is welcoming back visitors this month with a grand reopening featuring several new animals, a “pop-up” gift shop where newly designed zoo merchandise can be purchased, a scavenger hunt, a food truck and a chance to win a valuable zoo-rela...

Read on...

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