News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 24, 2018

Girl honored for rescuing her brother from house fire

RFD award for girl 1 (5-24-18) (web)

Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham on May 24 presented a plaque to Ms. Rosalinda Gallo, a third-grader at Pecos Elementary School, in recognition of her quick actions to help her younger brother to safety during a fire at the family’s house in Febr...

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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: May 25, 2018

Eric Brackeen selected as municipal judge

Judge Brackeen graphic

Retired Roswell Police Department commander Eric Brackeen, who has been serving as the alternate judge in Roswell Municipal Court for about the last two and a half years, has been appointed as the full-time municipal judge.

Brackeen was unanimously approve...

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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 22, 2018

A perfect pit bull for you?

Adopt Of The Week (5-21-18)

This pit bull awaits a new home. You can visit this adult male at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 12168. Shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call the shelter at (5...

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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 20, 2018

The Swon Brothers to headline Roswell’s Fourth of July music

The Swon Brothers (website, FB)

Rising country-music stars The Swon Brothers will be in Roswell this Fourth of July to headline the musical entertainment at the Roswell SERTOMA Club’s Mike Satterfield Memorial 20th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Cielo Grande Recreation Area....

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General City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Reminders regarding local laws about weeds, yard-sale signs

yard sale

Spring brings warmer weather, and warmer weather brings the emergence of a variety of vegetation, and that, unfortunately, can include unwanted weeds. Meanwhile, spring also is the start of yard-sale season and the appearance of yard-sale signs that come ...

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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: March 29, 2018

Municipal Judge Lou Mallion to retire

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Roswell Municipal Judge Lou Mallion has announced he will retire May 31, bringing to a close his career in public service that included many years in law enforcement and military service.

Judge Mallion became the local municipal judge in January 2015, when...

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General City News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Roswell listed among safest cities in New Mexico

SafeWise Safest Cities Logo N.M. 2018

A national independent review website that focuses on home-security systems has listed Roswell as the 20th safest city in New Mexico.

The “Safest Cities in New Mexico” report was developed by SafeWise based on FBI crime data for 2016. S...

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General City News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Restaurant/bar planned at air center

Pecos Flavors logo

The Roswell City Council on March 15 awarded a popular local eatery a lease to operate a restaurant and bar at the Roswell International Air Center. The Council approved the lease with Pecos Flavors Winery. 

The city believes the addition of the f...

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General City News
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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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

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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General City News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Local businesses encouraged to be seen on state tourism website

NM True

Local businesses have the opportunity to be seen by potential Roswell visitors by being part of the business listings on newmexico.org, a website of the New Mexico Department of Tourism.

The City of Roswell encourages local businesses to upload their infor...

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General City News
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Convention center project will create more space, options for variety of events

convention center 1

The City of Roswell is looking forward to an expanded and renovated convention center that will enable the city to host larger events and accommodate a wider variety of space needs for conferences and other events at the facility that will offer greater o...

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General City News

News Flash

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 24, 2018

Zoo Camp

2016 Zoo Camp PSA Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Roswell Folklorico to perform annual recital

Roswell Folklorico 2018

The Roswell Adult and Recreation Center and the Roswell Folklorico Group will be presenting its 25th annual dance recital “Festival Folklorico” Friday and Saturday, June 1-2. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. each night at the Perfo...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 15, 2018

NFL Flag Football League

FlagFootball

For more information see 

Facebook at Roswell NFL Flag Football 

Register at https://form.jotform.com/81196309830156

Draft May 30th, games begin June 9th - July 28th, 

Tournament on August 4th. All games played on Saturdays ONLY.

Sig...

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Additional Info... Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Adult and Recreation Center to host Ballroom Dance

ballroom dance

A donation of any amount to benefit programs operated by the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department is all that’s needed to take to the dance floor for a Ballroom Dance Friday, June 8.

The event at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center (807 N....

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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: May 11, 2018

Mothers, sons can get their kicks in new tournament

kickball

Family fun is in store with the inaugural Mother/Son Kickball Tournament that will take place Saturday, June 2. The Roswell Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations of teams, which must have in the game at any time five boys ages 5 to 12 an...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Tennis opportunities approaching with camp, tournament

tennis camp

Young tennis players and others who would like to be tennis players have an upcoming opportunity to develop their game or simply get introduced to the game. In addition, tennis players of all ages and levels have a chance to compete soon in a popular annu...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Registration open for Summer Vacation Fun

Summer Vacation Fun

Registration is taking place for the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Vacation Fun Program.

The program will be in session May 29 through Aug. 8 at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center. The cost is $140 for a month, $60 per wee...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Youth soccer league registration open in May

youth soccer league

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 child and $30 ...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 20, 2018

The Swon Brothers to headline Roswell’s Fourth of July music

The Swon Brothers (website, FB)

Rising country-music stars The Swon Brothers will be in Roswell this Fourth of July to headline the musical entertainment at the Roswell SERTOMA Club’s Mike Satterfield Memorial 20th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Cielo Grande Recreation Area. The popul...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Simple things help provide animal enrichment at zoo

zoo enrichment graphic

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: May 22, 2018

A perfect pit bull for you?

Adopt Of The Week (5-21-18)

This pit bull awaits a new home. You can visit this adult male at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 12168. Shelter hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call the shelter at (5...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 21, 2018

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

Carpenter Park RPD Command Center (June 2015) cropped

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: April 6, 2018

Warrant issued for arrest of shooting suspect

shooting investigation with suspect Sebastian Montes

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Roswell man accused of shooting another local man April 5 as the two sat in a vehicle in an alley in west Roswell.

Roswell Police Department investigators are seeking to arrest Sebastian J. Montes, 20 (pictured). He ...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Reward offered for information about school threats

investigation 2 (website)

During a period of about three weeks in February and early March, the Roswell Police Department responded to and has investigated nine incidents in which threats of harm directed at school students and staff were discovered written on bathroom walls or el...

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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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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 Sheri...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 19, 2018

RPD personnel honored for actions in critical situations and outstanding job performance

RPD medals

Numerous members of the Roswell Police Department were honored Jan. 18, each receiving an award recognizing outstanding job performance and extraordinary service and action in the line of duty. An awards ceremony was held at the Performing Arts Center on ...

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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 informati...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Staff member to be featured on PBS

pbs logo

Peter Hurd & Henriette Wyeth will be featured on PBS! Curator for RMAC, Sara Woodbury was interviewed for both stories!Saturday, June 2 & June 9 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 and repeat: Friday, June 8 & 15 at 8:00 pm on Ch. 9.1, respectively• The Jun...

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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!

newsflash book challenge

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: May 1, 2018

LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program 2018

Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! June 1 - July 31

Mark your calendars for this year's Summer Reading Program, LIBRARIES ROCK! A reading program for all ages.

Sign-up begins June 1st. 

Pick up a calendar with your reading log when you sign up to keep track of all the great programs, events, and cra...

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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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Additional Info... Roswell Public Library

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