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Posted on: May 15, 2020

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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.

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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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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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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Zoo Memberships

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Spring River Zoo memberships are now available. Visit our us at Roswell Connect to browse different membership options. 

Learn more...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

RFD offers fire-safety reminders

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The Roswell Fire Department asks everyone to please remember: 

  • Use space heaters as directed by the instructions and keep away from combustibles.
  • Do not use extension cords or “power strips” to supply power to space heaters.
  • Never leave space heater...
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News Flash

Posted on: May 25, 2022

City closures and schedule adjustments for Memorial Day holiday

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City administration offices and certain other city facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Some city services will have an adjusted schedule for that Monday or that week.

In addition to city offices, the Roswell Public Libr...

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General City News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Lodgers’ Tax funding applications available online

Organizations putting on tourism-related events can find applications and other information about requesting City of Roswell Lodgers’ Tax funding online at the city website.

Lodgers’ tax is a 5-percent tax paid by customers of hotels, m...

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General City News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

City seeking applicants for various boards and commissions

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The City of Roswell is looking for citizens to serve the community by applying to fill one of multiple vacancies on its boards and commissions. The members of these boards and commissions are appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the City ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Sewer line reconstruction impacts section of North Garden Avenue

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The reconstruction of a main sewer line underneath a section of North Garden Avenue is scheduled to begin Monday, April 25. The project will require North Garden from just north of East Fourth Street to just south of the Spring River bridge (which is sout...

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General City News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Section of West McGaffey to get new sidewalks, paving

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A project that will install sidewalks and new street paving on a section of West McGaffey Street is scheduled to begin Monday, April 18. The project between South Union and South Wyoming avenues is scheduled to take about three months.

The contractor will ...

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General City News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Check out the 2022 Summer Guide!

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The City of Roswell's 2022 Summer Guide is available to check out all the programs, classes and other activities that will be taking place at city facilities this summer! There's something for everyone, including programming at the Roswe...

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General City News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

2022 UFO Festival tickets on sale

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This year’s UFO Festival has a special significance as 2022 is the 75th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, which some believe was an encounter with aliens that crash-landed on a ranch northwest of Roswell. The Air Force simply called it a weath...

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General City News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Midland headlines main concert event at UFO Festival

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After entering the national country music scene by being named the best New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, Midland has seen its popularity continue to climb. Now Midland will bring its music to Southeast New Mexico as...

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General City News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

UFO Festival offers vendor, sponsor opportunities

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This is a special year for the Roswell UFO Festival and the City of Roswell is welcoming vendors and sponsors to be a part of the annual event that attracts visitors from throughout the world. 

2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the Roswell Incide...

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General City News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

New city ward map online

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The new map showing the revised City Council ward boundaries (and the existing precincts) can be viewed here. The ward boundaries are adjusted every 10 years based on the latest Roswell population numbers reported by the U.S. Census. 

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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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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.

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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.

Complete the Survey Home Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: May 25, 2022

The Law Series

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Join the Roswell Adult Center Thursday, June 2 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the third class in the free Law Series with attorney Luke Ragsdale. This class will be covering injuries regarding car accidents. Call 575.624.6719 for more information. #roswelladul...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Adult Center offering summer craft classes

The Roswell Adult Center is the place to be this summer for anyone who would like to learn a new craft. The Adult Center’s lineup of summer classes features crochet, scrapbooking, stained glass, origami, and two sewing classes – an int...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Super Kids Triathlon

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Swim, bike and run to sign up for the Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center's Super Kids Triathlon! This fun-filled event allows youth to showcase their athletic ability in a unique environment. The starting location for the race will be at the R...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 18, 2022

2022 Alien Chase

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Get your run or walk on July 2nd at the Alien Chase 5K event! Costumes are encouraged. There will be 1st - 3rd medals for each age group and a plaque for overall 1st place. 

Race begins at 7 a.m. on July 2nd at DeBremond Field. Check in begins at ...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Matinee Magic

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Looking to spend a night in, without actually staying home? Well come on down to the Adult Center and join us for an indoor movie night! Popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for sale. The featured movie will be Going in Style

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Youth Soccer Registration

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Calling all soccer players! Registration for Youth Soccer is now open for children ages 4-12. Games are will begin June 13 with a 10-game minimum guarantee. Head on over to roswellconnect.com to register today! 

Age groups will be:4-5 years old6-8...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Mother and Son Kickball Tournament

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The Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center will be hosting its annual Mother and Son Kickball Tournament on June 25 starting at 9 a.m. Register as individuals ($9 plus tax) or as a team ($159 plus tax). Team sizes will be between 10-18 players. Teams are r...

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Parks & Rec
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Check out the 2022 Summer Guide!

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The City of Roswell's 2022 Summer Guide is available to check out all the programs, classes and other activities that will be taking place at city facilities this summer! There's something for everyone, including programming at the Roswe...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2022

RPD honors its personnel for valor, life saving and meritorious service

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The Roswell Police Department honored many of its members earlier this year during an awards ceremony recognizing a variety of achievements and actions. (These awards and recognition cover an extended period of time since the pandemic required a ceremony ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Drug-trafficking investigation recognized with national award

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The Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force and numerous other law enforcement entities recently received a national award for their joint efforts in a special operation that eliminated a major drug-trafficking organization operating in the Roswell area ...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Together on police force, brothers and sisters protect and serve

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Members of law enforcement agencies often have special bonds because of the work they do, and those relationships result in many police personnel considering those they work with their “family.” 

For several members of the Rosw...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Angel Program reaching out to those 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 Sheri...

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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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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Protecting yourself against scams

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The Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigations Division offers 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 using gift ca...
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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Keeping you and your vehicle safe and secure

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The Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigations Division offers 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 temp...

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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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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Neighborhood Watch available to Roswell residents

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Uniting neighborhoods to “look out for each other” – by residents being alert to suspicious activity and reporting it to law enforcement so proper action can be taken to keep the neighborhood safe and secure – is th...
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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Museum E-Newsletters

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Get information on current exhibitions, events and classes in our monthly e-newsletter. Visit our archive and sign up through the link below.

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News Flash

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Library opens interactive Play and Learn Area

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The Roswell Public Library now features a three-part Play and Learn Area designed to teach young children literacy skills, social skills and an appreciation for Roswell. 

The Play and Learn Area, for children from infant to kindergarten and includ...

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Roswell Public Library
Posted on: November 16, 2021

BookList offers NEW book review source

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Booklist Reader is a sharable digital magazine featuring reader recommendations for all ages.  The lists showcase books of high-interest, and are themed throughout the year.  

This service is provided FREE to the patrons of Roswe...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room

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If you are interested in a particular region encompassing the geographic areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, then select one of the 36 guides offered through this incredibly diverse and well-researched Library of Congress website. ...

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Library of Congress Research Guides Roswell Public Library

News Flash

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: May 27, 2022

Zoo Summer Camps Discounted

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Spring River Zoo is discounting prices for its seven summer camps scheduled in June and July.

Each camp provides something different for young animal enthusiasts.

A pair of Pre-K camps includes free admission for parents, while the camps for older kids cove...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Spring River Zoo Bounce House Bash June 4

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Roswell families have an opportunity to bounce over to Spring River Zoo June 4 to start the summer break off right with the Summer Bounce House Bash.

The inaugural Bash is the zoo's way to celebrate the end of the school year with a low-cost or no...

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Zoo
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Zoo’s new Butterfly Garden ready for visitors

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Visitors to Spring River Zoo can now learn about butterflies and get a firsthand look at the plants they enjoy. The zoo’s new Butterfly Garden makes its public debut Saturday (May 7), the first Saturday of the month, which means free zoo admissi...

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