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: 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: May 2, 2019

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

kids in hot car (website)

Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico experience some hot temperatures every spring and summer. As the calendar advances, the hot weather can be expected to become more intense and consistent.

Parents and other child caregivers must raise their a...

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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 23, 2019

Street pavement maintenance uses 'hot recycling'

Hot Recycle Scarifier

Pavement maintenance operations will take place on several Roswell streets during the end of August and the first half of September. Residents and businesses will receive printed information regarding the work about two days before operations begin in the...

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General City News
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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General City News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Street Dept - photo crack sealing

Street Department always maintaining roads and meeting current needs, as well as planning for future, in order to keep city thoroughfares in good and safe condition for citizens

By Todd Wildermuth, Public Information Officer, City of Roswell

When W...

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General City News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

New City of Roswell logo receives trademark protection

Roswell city logo

The City of Roswell’s new logo has been trademarked. The city had earlier applied for the trademark and has now received its requested trademark certification from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office.

The trademark, which will be...

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General City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Residents reminded of water-conservation ordinance

use water wisely

In an effort to promote responsible water conservation and bring awareness to city ordinance designed to prevent wasteful water use, the City of Roswell is reminding business owners and other citizens to ensure water systems on their properties are functi...

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General City News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Librarian Tomas Gonzalez

Connecting people with the information they seek, reference librarian enjoys the challenge of identifying the best resources for a wide variety of questions, requests

By Todd Wildermuth/Public Information Officer, City of Roswell

Each day that Tom&aacut...

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General City News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Annual ‘Clean and Safe’ program encourages removal of dilapidated buildings

Clean and Safe (website)

The City of Roswell will again conduct 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 th...

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General City News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Regulations reminder: Weeds and yard sales

yard sale

Spring, and then summer, brings warmer weather, and warmer weather brings the emergence of a variety of vegetation. Unfortunately, that can include unwanted weeds. Meanwhile, spring and summer also are yard-sale season, which means the appearance of yard-...

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General City News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: SIDEWALKS AND CURB CUTS

curb cut

This is the sixth and final installment in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Befo...

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General City News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: REMODELS

remodel

This is the fifth in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property. In this article, the focu...

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General City News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

City Clerk Sharon Coll and Deputy City Clerk Stephanie Garay (Jan 2019)

As hub and historian of local government, City Clerk’s Office provides wide variety of information and assistance to many different people, from citizens to city staff

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer 

The Ro...

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General City News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Porches, Patio Covers and Additions

porch patio

This is the fourth in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Before constructing a por...

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General City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Carports and Garages

carport

This is the third in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Several homeowners recentl...

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General City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Storage Sheds, Workshops and Accessory Structures

storage shed

This is the second in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Before installing a stora...

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General City News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

PROPER PERMITTING AND PLANNING: Fences and Walls

fence

This is the first in a series of articles from the City of Roswell Community Development Department discussing permitting and other requirements related to various projects homeowners/residents may do on their homes and property.

Before installing a new fe...

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General City News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Internal Auditor Juan Fuentes (Dec 2018)

Internal auditor helps the city get the most from its resources to ensure the citizens are well-served

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

Juan Fuentes has his eye on efficiency and effectiveness. As the City of Roswell&a...

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General City News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Emergency Manager Karen Sanders (Nov 2018)

Emergency manager works daily to prepare Roswell and surrounding communities to be ready to respond to the most challenging situations

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

When Karen Sanders took the job of Roswell/Chaves County Em...

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General City News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Pecos Trail Transit Director Anna Aragon (Oct 2018) (FB)

Pecos Trails Transit strives to provide safe, timely and pleasant service as it gets people around Roswell every day

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

At 6 a.m. on any weekday, seven buses roll out of the Pecos Trails Transit te...

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General City News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

City of Roswell HR Director Jetta Miles

HR director finds enjoyment in taking care of the people who keep the city up and running each day

By Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell Public Information Officer

It’s all about people. That’s why Jetta Miles enjoys what she does as Human...

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General City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

youth soccer league

Parks and Recreation Department strives to offer a wide variety of activities, events and facilities designed to enhance local residents’ quality of life

The many offerings of the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department are designed to improve th...

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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

Posted on: August 13, 2019

Registration for fall adult coed volleyball opens Sept. 2

volleyball (website)

Registration for the Roswell Recreation Department’s Fall Adult Coed Volleyball League will take place Sept 2-30.

The league is open to ages 15 and older. Matches will start Oct. 14. Play will take place in the evenings and on weekends and all ga...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Turtle Marathon races set for Aug. 31

turtle marathon 2019

The Roswell Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Turtle Marathon Saturday, Aug. 31. The multiple-race event begins at the National Guard Armory parking lot at #1 W. Earl Cummings Loop.

The event featuring a competitive marathon, half-marathon, ...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: August 2, 2019

Make sure safety is a priority in new school year

school zone sign (website)

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 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: May 2, 2019

Hot vehicles pose danger to children

kids in hot car (website)

Roswell and other areas of southeast New Mexico experience some hot temperatures every spring and summer. As the calendar advances, the hot weather can be expected to become more intense and consistent.

Parents and other child caregivers must raise their a...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 2, 2019

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

Explorer Post 911 patch

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: February 20, 2019

One girl's caring heart

girl donates care packs for kids (Feb 2019)

In early February, 9-year-old Aijah Orona, accompanied by her mother, Veronica Carranza, surprised the Roswell Police Department with several “care packs” she delivered to the police station. Her goal was to share some of her toys with...

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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 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: 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

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: 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

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

News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2019

New Library Hours

RPL Hours Changing

The library will now be open late 4 nights of the week, offering the public more time to come and enjoy all the services the library provides.  Starting August 2nd, 2019 the new library hours will be as follows:

Monday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday 9:...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: April 3, 2019

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Librarian Tomas Gonzalez

Connecting people with the information they seek, reference librarian enjoys the challenge of identifying the best resources for a wide variety of questions, requests

By Todd Wildermuth/Public Information Officer, City of Roswell

Each day that Tomás Gonzále...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Connect with the Library

Newsflash ConnectWithRPL.jpg

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.

Follow RPLnm Roswell Public Library

News Flash

Zoo

2 Stories
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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Zoo
Posted on: November 8, 2018

“Keeper Talks” highlight zoo’s animals

zoo lemurs

A monthly program offers people the chance to learn about Spring River Park and Zoo’s animals from those who take care of them every day.

The program, called “Keeper Talks,” began in November 2018, when the talk featured the zoo's lemurs (pictured). On the...

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Zoo