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New month means new area for Community Investment Project


RPD Command Center to visit Poe Corn Park throughout July

The city’s Community Investment Project moves on in July to its next area of town. It will focus on the area from East Second Street on the north to East McGaffey Street on the south, and South Main Street on the west and the city limits (Hinkle Street and slightly beyond) on the east. (Read More)


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Street closures, traffic detours accommodate festival, fireworks

When the Roswell UFO Festival rolls into town for its 20th year this week, residents and visitors will have to make a few adjustments as to how they get around downtown as festival-goers enjoy the out-of-this-world events that annually bring visitors from throughout the country, and often the world, to Roswell for the four days of the festival.


Beginning Thursday, July 2, by 6 a.m. downtown street closures and detours will take effect and continue through the festival, which runs until Sunday, July 5. For a full list of closures, detours and other traffic controls

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Planetarium, fireworks events part of Fourth of July

Saturday activities free to public

While Roswell residents and visitors celebrate the Stars and Stripes on the Fourth of July this Saturday – amid the excitement of the UFO Festival and Filmfest & Cosmicon – everyone can learn more about the stars during special programs at the city’s planetarium throughout the day and then look to the stars for a fireworks show that night.

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is offering insightful celestial programs in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium July 4 (Read More)

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Remember safety when cooking with grill, fire pit this summer


Fire department offers tips to remember when getting things ‘fired up’ 

Summer officially begins Sunday, and cookouts will be among the summer fun for the next few months! The Roswell Fire Department would like everyone to have a fun and safe summer, and part of that is being safe as you pull out the grill or prepare the fire pits! The fire department offers some safety tips to help prevent injury and out-of-control fires. (Read More)




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Fire department veteran selected as chief


Devin Graham takes on top title after serving as interim chief  

Roswell Fire Department veteran Devin Graham has been selected as the city’s new fire chief. Graham, a Roswell native, has been with the RFD for 16 years, including serving as deputy chief for three years before being named interim chief last November. (Read More


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Roswell named among best “small cities” for lawyers, recent law graduates


A national data-research organization has ranked Roswell, N.M., as the fourth-best "small city" in the United States for lawyers and recent law school graduates to live and work. (Read More)

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Turf at Cielo Grande sports fields set for improvements


NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 10, 2015

Grass to be replaced on main fields; other areas to get treatment to boost quality


The athletic fields at the city’s Cielo Grande Recreation Area are about to be renovated in order to improve the playing surfaces. The project to install new grass on the two main competition fields and boost the quality of the existing grass on the outlying fields is to be completed in early September. The work at the complex used for soccer and other events will be done by the city Parks and Recreation Department. (Read More) 

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City Master Plan process continues with second public meeting


NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 10, 2015


Details of citizens’ vision for Roswell’s future to be discussed

Following a productive initial public meeting last month to begin gathering citizens’ input regarding the goals to be included in an updated version of the City of Roswell’s Master Plan, a second public meeting will take place Tuesday, June 16, and will focus on discussing specifics to more clearly define the ideas expressed by the public at last month’s meeting. (Read More)



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Park dedication planned; city pool to open

NEWS RELEASE                                         For Immediate Release: June 3, 2015


Park dedication planned; city pool to open

Celebration set for improved park; free swim day scheduled – (READ MORE)

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Community Investment Project moves to next area

NEWS RELEASE                                         For Immediate Release: June 2, 2015


(PHOTO: A city Sanitation Department truck clears away debris from an alley during last month’s start to the Community Investment Project.)


Community Investment Project moves to next area

Activities planned at Carpenter Park, including new kids program  (READ MORE)



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