Roswell Closer to Signing New City Manager

THE CITY OF ROSWELL IS MOVING FORWARD ON ITS FINAL CANDIDATE FOR CITY MANAGER. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

MAYOR DENNIS KINTIGH TELLS ME THEY’RE FINALIZING A CONTRACT FOR JOE NEEB RIGHT NOW…
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NEEB COMES TO ROSWELL FROM SPEARFISH, SOUTH DAKOTA…
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KINTIGH SAYS THE CITY COUNCIL COULD TAKE ACTION ON NEEB’S HIRING APRIL 7th.

Roswell to Open Brand New Playground Friday

THE CITY OF ROSWELL PLANS TO OPEN A NEW PLAYGROUND LATER THIS WEEK AT JOHN W HALL PARK NEXT TO THE ROSWELL ADULT AND RECREATION CENTER. THE PLAYGROUND FEATURES NEW EQUIPMENT, SWINGS, SLIDES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. THE SITE PREVIOUSLY HAD PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ON IT,K BUT MUCH OF IT HAD TO BE REMOVED BECAUSE IT WAS IN DISREPAIR AND PRESENTED A SAFETY HAZZARD. A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR THE NEW PLAYGROUND IS PLANNED FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 3-30. PARKS AND RECREATION STAFFERS WILL JOIN MAYOR DENNIS KINTIGH AND MEMBERS OF THE ROSWELL CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CEREOMONY.

NMMI Hosting Entrepreneurship Forum This Week

THE NEW MEICO MILITARY INSTITUTE…HOSTING AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM LATER THIS WEEK. THE TWO DAY “WHAT IF” FORUM OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP WILL FEATURE A NUMBER OF SPEAKERS…STARTING WITH BEN GLENN FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6-30 INSIDE THE NMMI LIBRARY. THE NMMI DANIELS LEADERSHIP CENTER…HOSTING FOUR DIFFERENT SPEAKERS ON SATURDAY. THE FORUM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE DETAILS…GO TO NMMI DOT EDU.

Spring River Park and Zoo Hosting Tree Giveaway for Arbor Day

ALSO AT SPRING RIVER…THERE’S AN ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE NATIVE NEW MEXICO TREES AND FLOWERING BUSHES. THERE IS A LIMIT OF TWO TREES PER ADULT — WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. YOU’LL ALSO BE ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY PLANT AND CARE FOR YOUR TREE. THE EVENT IS SATURDAY, APRIL 8th FROM 9-TO-11…NEXT TO THE CAROUSEL AT SPRING RIVER PARK AND ZOO.

Roswell Planning First Annual Easter Bunny Train at Spring River

THE ROSWELL PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING TO BRING THE MAGIC OF THE ROSWELL CHRISTMAS RAILWAY TO EASTER… THE FIRST ANNUAL EASTER BUNNY TRAIN…SET FOR SATURDAY APRIL 15th AT SPRING RIVER PARK AND ZOO. TICKETS ARE THREE DOLLARS. KIDS CAN TAKE PICTURES WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. EVENTS INCLUDE SACK AND SPOON RACES, HULA HOOP CONTESTS, EGG COLORING AND AN EGG TOSS. FOR MORE DETAILS…GO TO THE ROSWELL PARKS AND REC FACEBOOK PAGE.

NWS Storm Spotter Training Wednesday in Roswell

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TRAINING STORM SPOTTERS TODAY IN ROSWELL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

TRAINING COORDINATOR JIM TUCKER TELLS ME THE GOAL IS TO TEACH FOLKS ON THE GROUND HOW TO SPOT SEVERE WEATHER…
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THE CLAS IS BEING TAUGHT ONE AT 1-30 THIS AFTERNOON…THEN AGAIN IN THE EVENING AT 6.
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BOTH CLASSES ARE FREE WILL BE HELD INSIDE THE DANIELS LEADERSHIP CENTER ON THE NMMI CAMPUS.

Chaves County Commissioners to Meet Thursday

CHAVES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD THEIR REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING THURSDAY MORNING. ON THE AGENDA…A PROCLAMATION ON RISE WITH ROSWELL AGRICULTURE APPRECIATION DAY. THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED…INCLUDING ONE ON A PROCDURAL CHANGE ORDINANCE. COMMISSIONERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A CANGE IN MANPOWER ALLOCATION, JOB SPECIFICATIONS FOR ROAD OPERATIONS DIRECTOR. THE MEETING STARTS AT 9 O’CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING INSIDE COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

Roswell City Council to Meet Thursday Night

THE ROSWELL CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT AND THERE ARE SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. AMONG THEM, A VOTE ON THE MAYOR’S RECOMENDATION FOR INTERIM CITY MANAGER. ROSWELL’S ENGINEER LOUIS NAJAR HAS BEEN ACTING AS CITY MANAGER. IF APPROVED, HE’LL GET A TEMPORARY RAISE…IN ADDITION TO THE EXTRA WORK.

THE COUNCIL WILL ALSO VOTE ON A PROPOSAL TO RAISE MUNICIPAL COURT FINES, AN ORDINANCE TO ISSUE A 7-POINT 4-MILLION DOLLAR REVENUE BOND TO REMODEL THE CITY’S CONVENTION CENTER AND A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF ROSWELL AND ITS UTILITY WORKERS UNION.

TONIGHT’S MEETING STARTS AT 6 O’CLOCK ISIDE THE ROSWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER.

Body of Missing Roswell Woman Found on US 285

NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE HOMICIDE…AFTER THE BODY OF A MISSING ROSWELL WOMAN WAS FOUND BY NEW MEXICO D-O-T WORKERS ON US HIGHWAY 285 IN DE BACA COUNTY. 49-YEAR-OLD MARIA ELENA ARAGON…REPORTED MISSING ON SUNDAY. SHE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE ROSWELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Two Hospital Guards, Senior Citizen and Dog Stop Car Theft

TWO HOSPITAL SECURITY GUARDS, A SENIOR CITIZEN AND A BORDER COLLIE MIX WORKED TOGETHER TO THWART AN ATTEMPTED VEHICLE THEFT TUESDAY MORNING IN ROSWELL. 80-YEAR-OLD TROY TEAGUE STOPPED AT HIS DENTIST’S OFFICE NEAR THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS…LEAVING HIS KEYS AND DOG “SKIP” IN THE CAR. WHILE TEAGUE WAS INSIDE, POLICE SAY 20-YEAR-OLD JACOB SANCHEZ WAS BEING ESCORTED FROM THE HOSPITAL GROUNDS. THEY SAY SANCHEZ JUMPED IN TEAGUE’S CAR, AND SKIP BIT HIM. SANCHEZ WAS ABLE TO BACK OUT ONTO NORTH KENTUCKY. BY THEN, TEAGUE CAME OUT AND STOOD IN FRONT OF THE CAR. THE SECURITY GUARDS WERE ABLE TO REMOVE SANCHEZ FROM THE CAR…HOLDING HIM UNTIL POLICE ARRIVED.