Roswell Fire Dept. Issues Safety Tips

This week (Oct. 3-9) is National Fire Prevention Week, a good opportunity to remind Roswell residents of some fire-safety tips, especially as the area will eventually head into the consistently cooler temperatures of fall and winter, times of the year when more heaters and other appliances may be used in homes. RFD has lots more … Read more

Chaves County Escaped Inmate Captured

Chaves County authorities say a dangerous escapee is back in custody. Dabiel Cobos was locate dinside a home by deputies at 2205 Portales Road, north of Roswell, Monday night. Deputies surrounded the house and occupants exited the front door as Cobos attempted to sneak out the back door. Deputies gave Cobos and a female commands … Read more

Teenager Arrested For Roswell Homicide

An 18-year-old man was apprehended Friday afternoon (Oct. 1) by Roswell Police Department officers within minutes of a shooting in which he is accused of killing his roommate following an argument. Chavis Lewis Thomas is charged with second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held at the Chaves … Read more

Federal Grant Awarded For Air Center Hangar Expansion

The City of Roswell has been awarded a $2.8 million federal grant to expand the hangar used by an aviation business at the Roswell Air Center, allowing the business to grow in its capabilities and employ a greater number of people. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Thursday (Sept. 30) the CARES Act Recovery Assistance … Read more

Roswell Main Street To Close Monday For Parade

A portion of Main Street will be closed Monday (Oct. 4) for a few hours to accommodate the Eastern New Mexico State Fair parade that will come through downtown Roswell. Main Street between 19th and McGaffey streets will be closed to traffic beginning about 9 a.m. Traffic detours will begin to be put in place … Read more


The Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation, in partnership with the Pecos Valley Potters Guild, invite artists, artisans, contemporary craftspeople and makers to apply to be a part of the first annual Roswell Museum Holiday Artisan Market. The Market is a juried art exhibition and sale to be held at the Roswell Museum showcasing more … Read more

Carlsbad Women arrested For Boy’s Fentanyl Overdose Death

Tragedy in Carlsbade, where authorities confirm a young boy has died of an overdose of the powerful opiate fentanyl. The mother of the 12 year -old boy has been arrested. Alexis Lee Smith, along with the boy’s grandmother Kellie SMith, were arrested in connection to the death of Brent Sulivan. The New Mexico Children, Youth … Read more

Roswell Garage Fire

Roswell Fire units responded Tuesday to the 700 block of South Atkinson for the report of a garage fire. Firefighters began to attack the fire shortly after arriving and were able to knock the flames down relatively quickly. Searches of the interior were conducted, but nobody was found inside. Investigators were called to the scene … Read more

New Details In Chaves County Jail Threat Case

New details in a bizarre threat case at the CHaves COUnty Jail. Sheriff Mike Harrington says Deputies, Roswell Pd, State Police, and ATF all responded to the jail in reference to man leaving a large metal tank in the lobby and making a comment about blowing the building up. As the man exited the building … Read more

Man Threatens To Blow Up Chaves County Jail

Chaves County Detention Center called 911 after a male, Victor Sosa (1/29/84) walked into the lobby of the detention center with a medium sized cylinder object (like a scuba tank) and set it in the lobby and made a statement about the building blowing up and left the building. He drove away in a white … Read more