Railroad Crossing Work On Jal Highway

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two office in cooperation with BNSF Railroad will make railroad crossing repairs on NM 128 (Jal Hwy.) between milepost 0 to milepost 1. The hours of operation for the repairs are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Drivers can expect … Read more

Roswell man Arrested For Friday Night Murder

A Roswell man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of another local man late Friday night at an apartment complex in the southwest part of the city. 40 year-old Paul Ybarra-Romero is accused of killing 26 year old Christopher Bargas inside the apartment of a woman who was Romero’s ex-girlfriend … Read more

Investigation Into Wildfires Turns Criminal

The investigation into the Salt and South Fork wildfires has now truned criminal. The FBI said it’s offering 10-thousand dollar rewards for anyone with information about who might have started either fire. The federal agency also said it was seeking public assistance in identifying the cause of the fires discovered June 17 near the village … Read more

Construction Expected Soon On 26th Street In Artesia

One of Artesia’s busiest streets is due for a major facelift. Smith Engineering has been awarded the contract for the rebuilding of 26th Street from West Main Street to West Hermosa Drive. Constructions is expected to last at least a year and a half and includes the installation of new sidewalks and walking paths, sewer … Read more

Roswell Citizens Encouraged To Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

Citizens in Roswell and throughout Chaves County are encouraged to sign up for notifications that warn, inform and instruct residents during severe weather and other emergency situations. The emergency-notification system, called CivicReady, allows people to select one or more means – text message, email and voice message – of receiving the notifications. Citizens can sign … Read more

Human Remains Found; Foul Play Suspected

Human remains found in Eddy County on Friday are believed to be that of a man who was reported missing back in December. Chief Deputy Matthew Hutchinson said detectives responded to a remote location near Black River Village Road and Bounds Road for the report of a human body discovered. Over Friday and Saturday, detectives … Read more

Bonito Lake To Reopen This Weekend

Bonito Lake will reopen to anglers this weekend after more than a decade of being closed. The lake, which is owned by the City of Alamogordo, filled with sediment after the 2012 Little Bear Fire. The City has undertaken extensive efforts to remove the sediment and restore the lake. Last week, the City and the … Read more

Roswell Chosen As New Home Of National ChampionShip Air Races

Big news for the Reno Air Racing Association – announcing that Roswell will be the new home of the world-renowned Narional Championship Air Races in 2025. Following a lengthy selection process and after demonstrating its commitment to carry forward this one-of-a-kind event, Roswell was chosen to host the return of the air races. The event … Read more