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Xcel Energy Touts New Mexico Electric Grid Upgrades

Xcel Energy is touting boosts to the New Mexico electric distribution grid. A statement from the company this week says it has invested more than 76 million dollars in projects to upgrade and build feeder lines and substations – and has completed voltage upgrades in several locations in the New Mexico service area. That’s on … Continue Reading Xcel Energy Touts New Mexico Electric Grid Upgrades

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Artesia Republican Jimmy Mason Wins Re-Drawn House District 66 Contest

The New Mexico House District 66 contest saw Artesia Republican Jimmy Mason defeat Libertarian candidate Andrew Kennedy by an 81 to 19 percent margin. That seat had been vacated by Independent Phelps Anderson, of Roswell, who was thrust out of the district due to boundary changes. The district now covers the area east of Roswell … Continue Reading Artesia Republican Jimmy Mason Wins Re-Drawn House District 66 Contest

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David Finger Wins 5th Judicial District Seat

The secretary of state’s office is reporting that Republican David Finger has defeated Democrat challenger and incumbent Eileen Riordan for the 5th Judicial District Court Division 1 seat. Riordan was appointed to the position last year and had previously served 25 years as Carlsbad city attorney, while Finger, from Lovington, has been a Lea County … Continue Reading David Finger Wins 5th Judicial District Seat

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4-Year RPD Investigation Yields Murder Charge

A four-year Roswell Police Department investigation into the killing of a Roswell man who disappeared in 2018 and whose body has never been found, resulted in the filing Wednesday (Nov. 2) of a murder charge against another Roswell man who is currently serving time in federal prison. 35 year old Alfonso Reyes Vasquez Junior is … Continue Reading 4-Year RPD Investigation Yields Murder Charge

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11/7 Public Meeting On Old Yucca Rec Center Site

Also in Roswell, there is an upcoming public meeting on November 7th at the Roswell Convention Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the old Yucca Recreation Center site at 500 S. Richardson Avenue. The city says community input is needed on the facility, which was closed in 2016 and torn down two … Continue Reading 11/7 Public Meeting On Old Yucca Rec Center Site

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Roswell Road Work Affects Main Street Between College & McGaffey

A traffic akert for you. Drivers on Main Street between College Boulevard and McGaffey Street in Roswell will experience some lane closures beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2, but traffic will continue to flow through the work zone during an estimated five-week pavement-maintenance project. The project will be done in three segments: College Boulevard to Sixth Street, … Continue Reading Roswell Road Work Affects Main Street Between College & McGaffey

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Roswell Water, Sewer, & Sanitation Rate Adjustments Begin

The City of Roswell annual water, sewer and sanitation rate adjustments as established by city ordinances are scheduled to begin appearing on customers’ bills in November. The annual adjustments, established in city ordinances in 2013 (water and sewer) and 2020 (sanitation), are made to these rates to ensure the city has sufficient revenue to take … Continue Reading Roswell Water, Sewer, & Sanitation Rate Adjustments Begin

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Road Work to Close Several Artesia Roads

A traffic alert for Artesia residents. There are a couple of road closures coming up. First, construction north of 13th and Richey will close the southbound lane for pump station repairs. Another project involves Pecos Avenue and COmmerce Road, which will go down to one lane on Pecos Avenue in order to fix large potholes. … Continue Reading Road Work to Close Several Artesia Roads

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Roswell Drug Takeback Day Scheduled For 10/29

The Roswell Police Department will again be part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an initiative of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offering citizens an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The public can bring unwanted and unneeded … Continue Reading Roswell Drug Takeback Day Scheduled For 10/29