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News Flash

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: May 30, 2018

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

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With temperatures often climbing into triple digits in Roswell and elsewhere in southeast New Mexico, parents and other child caregivers must raise their awareness of the importance of never leaving children inside unattended vehicles. The temperature ins...

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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 16, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

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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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General City News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Time for a lovable lab?

Adopt Of The Week (8-13-18)

This lovable lab is ready for a new home. You can visit this 10-year-old female at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 13188. Shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call ...

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General City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Bus passes available as students return to classes

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With classes getting back into session for both the Roswell Independent School District and Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, Pecos Trails Transit reminds students, parents and educational employees monthly bus passes are available for purchase. The ...

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General City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Free trash dumping at roll-off container at Elk’s Pool parking lot

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As part of the city’s ongoing Community Investment Project, Roswell residents can save not only the landfill fees usually charged to dump household items, but citizens can also save a trip to the landfill. Through August, citizens can take non-h...

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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: July 23, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

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As recruiting efforts bring a growing number of new officers onto the local police force, the Roswell Police Department has recently restructured its rank hierarchy to allow sergeants to focus more on “coaching” and mentoring officers ...

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General City News
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Forum schedule for 2018

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The City of Roswell wants to hear from its citizens. Ideas are sought regarding how the city and its citizens can help address any concerns and create initiatives. 

Public forums have been set for each month, with the forum moving to a different w...

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General City News
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...

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General City News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

City opens internship program

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The City of Roswell has set up an internship program that offers college and high school students the chance to gain professional experience in any of a variety of municipal-government disciplines. College students can also potentially earn course credit ...

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General City News
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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General City News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

PZ staff (May 2018)

If you are planning to build a carport, construct a fence or put an addition on your house inside the city limits of Roswell, you will certainly be heading to the home-improvement store among your first trips to prepare for your project. However, also amo...

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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: May 1, 2018

City survey results available

City Survey Results

The citizens’ responses to the City Performance Survey have been compiled and are presented here. The survey was available on the website through early 2018. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in sharing your thoughts and i...

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General City News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

City of Roswell Annual Report

City Annual Report

The City of Roswell’s 2017 Annual Report is available for viewing online. The report highlights the activities of the various city departments, outlining things that were accomplished in 2017. The public is invited to review the report to see ho...

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General City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Reminders regarding local laws about weeds, yard-sale signs

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Summer's warm weather brings the emergence of a variety of vegetation, and that, unfortunately, can include unwanted weeds. Meanwhile, summer means yard-sale season is in full swing and yard-sale signs are commonplace. 

When it comes to weeds and ...

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General City News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

‘Clean and Safe’ program returns to encourage removal of dilapidated buildings

Clean and Safe

The City of Roswell is conducting 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 the cit...

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General City News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

New ordinance allows, regulates certain off-highway vehicles on city streets

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The Roswell City Council in January adopted an ordinance that allows and regulates the use of certain recreational and utility off-highway vehicles on city-owned paved streets. The ordinance specifies the requirements for such vehicles being used on city ...

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Watch video General City News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Roswell Community Video Tour

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To learn more about what Roswell offers, please click on the link below to watch the video tour showcasing the local community.

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Watch video tour... General City News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Construction of Recreation and Aquatic Center underway

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The beginning of construction of Roswell’s new Recreation and Aquatic Center was celebrated Nov. 11 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the facility in the Cielo Grande Recreation Area at 1402 W. College Blvd.

Mayor Dennis Kintigh and C...

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General City News

News Flash

Posted on: August 17, 2018

Registration open for fall classes at Roswell Adult and Recreation Center

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Registration for the fall session is currently open and runs through Sept. 8. Classes will start the week of Sept. 10. 

Adult classes are open to anyone age 18 or older. Children’s classes are designed for ages 12 and older. Some of the ...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: August 17, 2018

With new course in place, Turtle Marathon races set for Sept. 1

Turtle Run 2017 (NEW CELTIC DESIGN) touched up

The Roswell Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Turtle Marathon Saturday, Sept. 1, at the event’s new location. The event featuring a competitive marathon, half-marathon, 10K walk, 10K run, 5K run and 5K walk will be on th...

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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
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Free clinics will teach pickleball and tennis

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The Roswell Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Roswell Tennis Academy, is sponsoring free pickleball and tennis clinics Saturday, Sept. 8. U.S. Professional Tennis Association Professional Chad Mann will be conducting the clinics at ...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: August 6, 2018

New Hours of Operation for the Splash Pad

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As school starts, the hours of the Splash Pad will be adjusted. Beginning Thursday, August 9th the Splash Pad will be closed weekdays, open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. After Labor Day the Splash Pad wi...
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Parks & Rec
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Registration for youth volleyball open through Aug. 24

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The Roswell Adult and Recreation Center is holding registration for its Youth Coed Volleyball League for boys and girls ages 7-12. Registration is $40 (plus tax) for the first child and $35 (plus tax) for each additional child. Registration is open throug...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Vision shared for ‘all-inclusive’ playground that will accommodate children with disabilities

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The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the New Mexico Autism Society to work toward creating an “all-inclusive” playground that can be enjoyed by children with disabilities, as well as those without. Hor...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Splash pad open for spring/summer season

Splash Pad

The Murphy Family Splash Pad will be open for the spring/summer season from Saturday, May 26, through Labor Day, Sept. 3.

The splash pad at Poe Corn Park (along East Second Street just east of Garden Avenue) is open every day (with occasional one-day closu...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 14, 2018

City’s Parks and Recreation Department honored with state awards

Parks State Awards (5-10-18)

Staff and volunteers of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department were recently recognized with numerous state awards for their commitment and contributions to improving the quality of life for Roswell citizens.

The New Mexico Recreation and Park Associa...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Simple things help provide animal enrichment at zoo

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Who would have thought tissue boxes, magazines, towels and pinecones could be so much fun? When things such as those are put into the hands, oh, make that paws and claws, of animals at the Spring River Park and Zoo, they do indeed provide plenty of creatu...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Construction of Recreation and Aquatic Center underway

rec center groundbreaking (11-11-17)

The beginning of construction of Roswell’s new Recreation and Aquatic Center was celebrated Nov. 11 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the facility in the Cielo Grande Recreation Area at 1402 W. College Blvd.

Mayor Dennis Kintigh and C...

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Parks & Rec

News Flash

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: August 14, 2018

Simple actions help prevent theft from vehicles and homes

Car Burglar

Actions such as making sure your vehicle doors are locked and garage doors are closed overnight may seem like simple things, but failure to take care of these details can open the door – figuratively and literally – to thieves prowling...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Time for a lovable lab?

Adopt Of The Week (8-13-18)

This lovable lab is ready for a new home. You can visit this 10-year-old female at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 13188. Shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call ...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Make sure safety is a priority in new school year

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The beginning of a new school year means new adventures for many children: new friends to meet, new teachers to get used to, new academic subjects to learn and master, and for some students, new school buildings to figure out. With all this facing local k...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 23, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

station and unit

As recruiting efforts bring a growing number of new officers onto the local police force, the Roswell Police Department has recently restructured its rank hierarchy to allow sergeants to focus more on “coaching” and mentoring officers patrolling the commu...

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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: May 30, 2018

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

kids in hot car (website)

With temperatures often climbing into triple digits in Roswell and elsewhere in southeast New Mexico, parents and other child caregivers must raise their awareness of the importance of never leaving children inside unattended vehicles. The temperature ins...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Community Investment Project invites citizens to visit Command Center, talk with officers

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Roswell police officers will be reaching out to the community this spring and summer, offering the citizens they serve – adults and children alike – a chance to get to know some of them while the officers also seek to hear concerns, qu...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 2, 2018

New ordinance allows, regulates certain off-highway vehicles on city streets

ROV-NewsFlash

The Roswell City Council in January adopted an ordinance that allows and regulates the use of certain recreational and utility off-highway vehicles on city-owned paved streets. The ordinance specifies the requirements for such vehicles being used on city ...

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Watch video 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

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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: 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

Posted on: August 16, 2018

Science and art featured at museum’s ‘pARTy After Hours’

RMAC pARTy After Hours Aug. 24

Science and art will share the spotlight during the next Roswell Museum and Art Center’s “pARTy After Hours.” The free event designed for adults will take place Friday, Aug, 24, at the museum (1011 N. Richardson Ave.) from 6 ...

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Roswell Museum & Art Center
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Planetarium expands program schedule through summer

Planetarium

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center is offering an expanded public program schedule through the summer.

From mid-June through August, the planetarium will present shows at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and co...

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Roswell Museum & Art Center

News Flash

Posted on: December 31, 2017

Complete RPL's Open Books Open Minds Book Challenge 2018!

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The Roswell Public Library has created a year long book challenge for readers to open their minds and expand their reading experiences! RPL has selected 24 book prompts to challenge you to read beyond your normal comfort zone. Prompts can be completed usi...

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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.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Find books that are just your style with reading recommendations from NoveList Plus.

Looking for a good new book? click here to visit NoveList

Visit NoveList with your library card number as a log in to access thousands of amazing book recommendations that are just your style. 

Click here to visit NoveList now. 

For more information on how to access or navigate NoveList, contact ...

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