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Denise West Byrd
· September 23, 2017
I am concerned with the way the South Park Cemetery is looking. I have lived in Roswell but am currently not. I have been trying to put our flowers on relatives graves out there and a big percentage... of the grass is over grown, the grass is dry. I have stopped by the office twice now making a complaint. I understand they are short employees, and now there is a problem with the irrigation system. The roads around the place are full of potholes. I just can't understand why this has been let get into such a poor state. It's always been so beautiful out there! Just so sad! I think the ones buried out there deserve more respect.... See More
Coraine McHalen
· December 15, 2017
I like Roswell, but I really think our city officials need to step back and take a look at the big picture. Trying to live here costs more than in some big cities across the country. Jobs here pay a l...ittle over minimum wage, so the math just doesn't balance out! The roads are in terrible shape and the city itself uses temp employees rather than hire permanent people and truly help. They have truly lost focus on working with the people of Roswell and are only looking to grow the Lodgers Tax coffer and their personal wallets. We have only seasonal activities and everytime someone wants to do something that might create new jobs and give the residents something to do, our illustrious City Council shoots it down because it doesn't fit their image of a retirement village! The only thing to do here is to go to a movie, no wonder our crime rate is astronomical, there is absolutely nothing else to do in this town! Sad to say, but as much as I do love Roswell, there is a definite lack of care or concern by our city government. All the new people they have brought in aren't doing much when it comes to the citizens either.
I am not trying to bash or insult, I only want someone to see that Roswell does have potential. I just don't think those who are within our current City Government truly understand what they should be doing. I hope that one day the City of Roswell will open their eyes and realize that growth means more than building a new building or adding new city taxes. Consider the people who live and work here and what the needs of the residents are!
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Susan Schneider
· October 19, 2017
When are our Elected Officials going to bring JOBS to this City? I'm not talking about Part Time Jobs either. With the unemployment rate in Roswell at 7.9% I would say they are not doing their Jobs. G...uess it's time to elect new People to those Positions. See More
Daniel Cederberg
· July 26, 2017
I have been here for 2 years and found this place to be inviting. I do se problems with division between the rich and poor. The town is split by 2nd st. I am working hard to change that.
Danny Popi Baker
· August 26, 2017
Reward. Stolen items of my Murdered son, Please help find this person. He is a white male, about 200 pounds, who appears to have a long straight ponytail that goes down the middle of his back. We spen...t the night at a hotel on the way home and this dirt bag stole our belongings. Please look at the attached photos. There can't be that many white males with a long ponytail in Roswell. He was driving a older red 4 door Buick LaSabre. On the early morning hours of this last Monday about 2:45 a.m. he stole a carrying REESE storage bag and yellow tie down straps from my vehicle in the parking lot of the Baymont Inn at 2300 N. Main St. Roswell. This bag/carrier was tightly secured to the roof of my vehicle with heavy duty tow ratchet straps. He also took the bag (REESE) and straps. These was jewelry, cooking items, computer components, and totes with very important and sentimental papers in it. Birth certificates, death records, baby pictures, crime scene documents and photos. My oldest son was murdered and all the documents were in a tote in the roof bag. There was a Roswell police report made. Please call the police or the manager at the hotel, 575-208-0536 or come to the Baymont Inn for the reward. See More
Alice Shaffer
· June 2, 2017
I think it is a shame that the parks and rec department ignore the dog park. It has a pond of standing water on the east side of the large dog park side from over watering that is a breeding ground fo...r mosquito and ticks. This pond means larger dogs owners have to use the small dog side of the park or not go to the park at all.
I have dealt with Jim Buress on several occasions about dog park concerns for two years or more. He is all talk and no action. Other people at the park won't contact him with concerns because as they say He won't do anything...Sadly that is true.
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Roger Cochran
· March 2, 2017
As an out of towner I spent 4 days in Roswell. I thought all the people I met were THE nicest I have met on my many road trips. I read the comments on here and could say many of the same things about hometown. Maybe it takes an outsider to see what a real treasure of a city you have there. im back in Illinois today and already miss your city. I hope to someday revisit and meet even more of your great folks. Thanks for having me. See More
Frank Coombes
· September 12, 2017
Thank you city of Roswell it now cost 1045 dollars to be buried in our veterans cemetery we need new officials in city government
Nicole Washington
· June 23, 2017
This place is a cesspool filled with racist AND ignorant people. It's dry and dusty and it made me extremely sad visiting my family there because of the feels like the Deep South a...nd not AT ALL like the land of enchantment. Stay AWAY See More
Juli Adcock
· January 15, 2016
During winter storm Goliath which would have stressed the resources of even large cities such as NY or Chicago, the City of Roswell improvised, adapted and overcame challenges to ensure that critical ...needs were met and that services were restored as soon as practicable without risking unnecessarily their employees lives. While every disaster response can be improved, this unprecedented storm for a desert town brought out the best in the city for the citizens to see. Well done, Roswell! See More
Vanessa Vargas
· March 26, 2017
I went to the Cannaville thing at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center. It was okay. The caucasian lady and caucasian guy up at the front desk were very rude and weren't helpful they just sat there. ...If they don't like there job. They should look for employment else where. Duh, you all work with the public. Other then that the place is clean and smells great. Should I go to city hall and complain about this matter. See More
Mouseo Saurus
· May 7, 2017
Just love Roswell and the wonderful people here! Everyone has been super nice and extremely helpful to people in need. Thank you Roswell for making me proud to be a citizen!
Mike Fine
· January 2, 2016
Not prepared for anything. They knew this snow was coming and did nothing. Two weeks later we are still driving on snow covered roads. The trash is pilling up in the alleys and even the main roads are... not cleared correctly See More
Billy Derm
· July 3, 2017
Joy Center, Best in the WEST Senior Circle, not far behind. Town Aliens amazing !
Rose Fridley
· September 29, 2016
But really could use some improvement in the way this town treats the lgbt community, cause we vote and pay taxes
Jacqee Bailey-Green
· December 13, 2016
Can't even get the cities website to except a letter from Me at all, there site says my application for comments was denied based on too many common threads???? I'm not ignorant here but seriously PLZ...Z someone explain stupid to me because apparently I'm oblivious See More
Dennis McConkey
· January 1, 2016
Still waiting, streets not being cleared. Maybe we need a new city manager and mayor, someone who is competent at their job in a crisis situation.
Vasaloloa Hussein Carrazco
· January 16, 2017
"When you impede the rich man's ability to make money, anything is negotiable.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Arlie Cates
· January 6, 2017
All I have to say is Roswell is a small town with big city crime and issues
Larry Connolly
· July 6, 2015
I think it is very informative,and is getting better every week.
Groundbreaking for Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center!
Breaking New Ground! Coming Fall 2018 the Roswell Recreation & Aquatic Center!
Citizens of Roswell, NM make sure you are ready to vote in the upcoming elections! For more information,
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This pit bull awaits a new home. You can visit this 2-year-old male at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 10165. Shelter ho...urs are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can call the shelter at (575) 624-6722 or go to to learn more about adoption requirements.
People are encouraged to consider adopting an animal from the shelter, but please remember having a pet is a long-term commitment and should be made only if you are able to properly care for the animal.

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City administration offices and certain facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Roswell Public Library and the Adult and Recreation Center will each be closed. The Roswell Museum and Art Center is closed every Monday. The Spring River Park and Zoo will be open, as will the Visitors Center. In addition, city bus service and trash pickup will be altered because of the holiday.
Pecos Trails Transit will have buses in operation only on Mai...n Street that Monday. The buses will run from 10:28 a.m. to 7:02 p.m.
The Sanitation Department’s trash pickup for the week of Feb. 19 has been adjusted. Areas south of Alameda Street plus areas east of Garden Avenue between Alameda and Second Street (normally picked up on Monday and Thursday) will have their trash containers picked up Tuesday and Thursday. Other areas north of Alameda (normally picked up on Tuesday and Friday) will have their trash containers picked up Wednesday and Friday.
Residents with individual roll-out containers must have them placed by the curb the night before the day of service or by 5 a.m. the day of service.
The landfill will be closed Monday, Feb. 19.

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Spring River Zoo Master Plan Unveiled

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The City of Roswell would like to thank all the citizens who participated in the various meetings to help craft the master plan for Spring River Zoo. It was unveiled this evening during an open workshop and we hope you like what you helped create!

The City of Roswell wants to hear from its citizens regarding what should be done with the property of the vacated Yucca Recreation Center once the building is removed.
The then-104-year-old building at 500 S. Richardson Ave. was officially closed in January 2016. It is now scheduled to be demolished. The city is moving forward to gather public input as it identifies options for the property and eventually determines the best course of action regarding that land.
The Yucca ...Center Property Public Forum will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Fire Station 1, which is at 200 S. Richardson Ave., just a few blocks north of the old Yucca Center.
The Yucca Recreation Center was permanently closed two years ago amid continuing structural issues, primarily a roof with significant leaks. A portion of the facility had closed in mid-2014 because of fire-safety concerns and the inability of elevators to meet requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The Yucca Center was constructed in 1911, with renovations being done in 1940 and 1972.
This past November, construction of Roswell’s new Recreation and Aquatic Center began at 1402 W. College Blvd. The new facility will be part of the Cielo Grande Recreation Area. The non-water activities portion of the $20 million center is tentatively scheduled to be completed this fall. The aquatic portion of the facility is expected to be completed around December.

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La ciudad de Roswell quiere saber de sus ciudadanos qué se debe hacer con la propiedad del Yucca Recreation Center cuando se retire el edificio.
El edificio de 104 años de antigüedad en 500 S. Richardson Ave. fue cerrado oficialmente en Enero de 2016. Ahora está programado para ser demolido. La ciudad está avanzando para recopilar información del público a medida que identifica las opciones para la propiedad y, finalmente, determinará el mejor curso de acción con respecto a terreno.
El Foro Público de la Propiedad del Yucca Center se llevará a cabo el Martes 20 de Febrero de 5:30 a 7 p.m. en la Estación de Bomberos Numero 1, que está en la dirección 200 S. Richardson Ave., a unas pocas cuadras al norte del Yucca Center antiguo.
El Yucca Center fue cerrado permanentemente hace dos años en medio de problemas estructurales, principalmente el techo que gotea significativamente. Una parte de la instalación se cerró en medio del año 2014 debido a preocupaciones de seguridad contra incendios y la incapacidad de los ascensores para cumplir con los requisitos de la Ley Federal Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA). El Yucca Center fue construido en 1911, con renovaciones realizadas en 1940 y 1972.
El pasado Noviembre, la construcción del nuevo Centro Recreativo y Acuático de Roswell comenzó en 1402 W. College Blvd. La nueva instalación será parte del área recreativa de Cielo Grande. La porción del proyecto de $20 millones no relacionadas con el agua está tentativamente programada para completarse este Otoño. Se espera que la porción acuática de la instalación se complete alrededor de Diciembre 2018.

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The City of Roswell wants to know about its citizens what should be done with the property of the yucca recreation center when the building is removed. The 104-Year-old building in 500 s. Richardson Ave. It was officially closed in January 2016. is now scheduled to be demolished. The City is moving forward to collect public information as it identifies ownership options and will eventually determine the best course of action with regard to that area. The Public Forum of the yucca center will take place on Tuesday, February 20, 5:30 to 7 P.M. AT FIRE STATION NUMBER 1, which is in direction 200 s. Richardson Ave., a few blocks north of the old yucca center. The Yucca Center was permanently closed two years ago in the middle of structural problems, mainly the ceiling that leaks significantly. A part of the facility was closed in the middle of 2014 due to fire safety concerns and the inability of lifts to comply with the requirements of the us federal law with disabilities (ADA). The Yucca Center was built in 1911, with renovations made in 1940 and 1972. Last November, the construction of Roswell's new recreational and water center began at 1402 w. College Blvd. The new facility will be part of the recreational area of sky grande. The portion of the $ 20 million project not related to water is tentatively scheduled to complete this fall. The Aquatic portion of the installation is expected to be completed around December 2018.
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The 700 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue is expected to remain closed until sometime between 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday (Feb. 13). Water crews had to dig into the street to do some repairs Monday morning (Feb. 12). A street crew will refill the hole and patch up the street Tuesday morning. Please be aware of the temporary closure as you head to work or elsewhere in the morning.

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UPDATE: This dog has been claimed by an animal rescue group. Thank you!
This male husky is ready for a new home. He is 1 year old and... eager to get to know you when you visit him at the Roswell Animal Shelter at 705 E. McGaffey St. The impound number is 10228. 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 (575) 624-6722 or go to to learn more about adoption requirements.
People are encouraged to consider adopting an animal from the shelter, but please remember having a pet is a long-term commitment and should be made only if you are able to properly care for the animal.

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The public is invited to attend an upcoming city committee workshop to discuss the Spring River Park and Zoo Master Plan.
The General Services Committee will hold the workshop Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s Bassett Auditorium. The museum is at 100 W. 11th St.
The draft of the zoo master plan has been created by MRWM Landscape Architects, an Albuquerque-based firm whose specialties include the planning and development of public parks. The consultant from the firm, Rob Loftis, will provide a detailed presentation of the process used to create the plan.
The city encourages the public to attend the meeting and offer input and feedback regarding the plan as the committee considers this draft and discusses any possible changes to it as it moves through the city process before being finalized.

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The intersection of West Country Club Road and Union/Montana Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 12. The closure is planned to last six weeks as work continues on the project to expand to four lanes the portion of North Union between West Country Club and West 19th Avenue.
Access to nearby residences, Crossroads Assembly of God Church and Peachtree Village Retirement Community will be maintained throughout the closure, but no traffic will be allowed into or through t...he intersection. Access to Peachtree Village will be from its entrance/exit on Montana. That facility’s entrance/exit on Country Club will not be available during the intersection closure.
Signs will be in place diverting traffic to other streets to get around the closed intersection. Union Avenue between Country Club and 19th will remain closed as it has been since the lane-expansion began in mid-November.
The intersection is expected to reopen to traffic March 26. The overall lane-expansion project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by mid-April.
In addition to adding another traffic lane on each the northbound and southbound sides of North Union between Country Club and 19th, the project will install curb and gutter, as well as sidewalks. There will also be a landscaped water detention pond installed on the east side of the road.

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The emergency sirens (used to alert the public of a weather-related or other emergency) will be heard in town Monday (Feb. 5) when they are tested at noon. All of the sirens are regularly tested the first Monday of each month.

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 streets.
Those requirements include the vehicle having a steering wheel, non-straddle seating and a maximum-speed capability greater than 35 mph. There are also requirements pertaining to the weight and dimensions of the veh...icle, as well as to the engine size and vehicle identification number. These types of vehicles are also required to have one or more headlights and one or more taillights, brakes, mirrors and mufflers if they are used on city streets. All of the specific requirements are found in the ordinance, which can be read at the link below.
Operators of such vehicles on city streets must be properly licensed and insured and must wear proper eye protection. If the operator is younger than 18, he or she must wear a legally compliant safety helmet. The operators of these off-road vehicles on city streets must obey all traffic laws, the same ones that all drivers must follow. However, the speed limit for recreational off-highway vehicles operated in the city is restricted to 45 mph or the posted speed limit, whichever is less.
The city ordinance allowing compliant off-road vehicles to drive on city streets applies only to city-owned streets. It does not apply to state highways and other thoroughfares that may pass through the city, but are regulated and maintained by entities other than the city. Those streets that belong to an entity other than the city include, but are not limited to Main Street and Second Street.
Anyone who intends to use a compliant off-highway vehicle on a city street must obtain a special license-plate sticker from the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division.
Please take time to read the full ordinance and see the maps of streets that can be operated on and where the city limits are at and watch this informative video about the rules and regulations of using off-highway vehicles on city streets.

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City of Roswell participates in National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. #GoRedforWomen

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