Archives for October 2020

Roswell Adult Center To Reopen Monday Partially

The Roswell Adult Center will reopen limited parts of the facility beginning Monday (Oct. 19). People will have access to the Billiard Room, Cardio Room and Hospitality Room at the center at 807 N. Missouri Ave. The Adult Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Use of the Billiard Room or Cardio Room costs $1 (plus tax) per person per visit. Use of the Hospitality Room is free. The room is generally used for playing dominoes and visiting. Face masks are required and groups of no more than five people are allowed to visit.

Artesia PD To Host Jack-O-Lantern Carving Contest

The Artesia Police Department is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest this year. You must be an Artesia resident 5-to-12 years old to enter. After you carve your pumpking, take a picture of it and email it to DOn’t forget to include your name, age, and contact info in the email. The deadline for entries is 4pm October 27th. Prizes will be awarded for the first three places.

Roswell Water Billing Office To Close For Computer Upgrade

The City of Roswell Water Billing Office will be closed Thursday and Friday Oct. 22 and 23, as well as Monday, Oct. 26, in order for a computer-system conversion to take place. From Oct. 22 through Oct. 26, the online bill-pay service will also be temporarily shut down to accommodate the conversion to the new system. Customers who usually pay their bills during this time period will be able to pay the bills after Oct. 26 with no penalties. Bills can be paid during this period by using the drop box across the street from the office (415 N. Richardson Ave.). Water service will not be interrupted during the computer-system conversion.

Zoo Beaver On The Loose In Roswell

The city of Roswell is asking residents to be on the lookout for a runaway beaver. A statement from city spokesperson Todd Wildermuth says one of the newly arrived beavers at Spring River Zoo went missing this past weekend. The animal is one of a pair of 2-year-old brothers who came to the Roswell zoo from the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pennsylvania. The beaver was discovered missing form his enclosure on Sunday after it appeared he dug under a fence. If anyone sees the beaver around town, you’re asked to call Zoo Curator Andrea Cole at 575-626-1420.

Back The Blue Yard Signs Available At Artesia PD

The Artesia Polcie Department has been given a small shipment of yard signs. The signs are in support of law enforcement and say “Back the Blue.” According to a post on the Artesia Poclie Facebook page, citizens can feel free to pick up a yard sign to display on their own property at the Artesia Police Department lobby.

Also, Artesia PD will take part in National Drug Take Back Day on October 24th from 10am to 2pm.

RPS Responds To Shooting Late Thursday

We’re getting word of a shooting that took place in Roswell Thursday night. Poclie responded to The Stripes at 2nd and Atkinson and found a woman with gunshot wounds. The woman was taken away in an ambaulance, presumably to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, but her current condition this morning is not known. It is not known where the shooting actually took place and Roswell Poclie have not released any info on a possible suspect or motive.

RMAC Curator To Speak About The New Deal on New Mexico Arts COmmunity

The public is invited to join former Roswell Museum and Art Center Curator Sara Woodbury and current RMAC Curator Aubrey Hobart for a conversation about “The Federal Community Art Center Project in New Mexico:

The New Deal in Action.” Those wishing to take part in the Wednesday, Oct. 14, event at 4 p.m. can register at

RMAC was one of just three federal art centers in New Mexico created as part of this New Deal project and one of only four that still remain in the country. The Federal Art Project was an emergency relief measure meant to provide employment and income to artists and artisans who were out of work because of the Great Depression.

Health Experts Recommend Getting Flu Shot Now

With flu season underway and expected to continue through early May, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is urging all New Mexicans to get their flu shot this year. People in higher-risk groups should also consider seeing their healthcare provider as early as possible to be evaluated for antiviral medication if they develop flu symptoms because the sooner that these medications are begun, the better the chance of preventing serious complications.

Man Killed In Hit & Run Crash

A deadly crash on Saturday in Eddy COunty. A statement from Sheriff Mark Carge says deputies responded to an incident on Greenacres Lane Saturday just before 11am. Upon arrival, the deputies found an adult male who had been struck by a car. The man was taken to Artesia General, where he was later pronounced dead. The man’s name has not yet been released, but anyone with information on the crashg, or the driver who fled the scene, is urged to call 575-887-7551.

New Traffic Signals In Roswell At N. Main & Country Club Rd.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to mark the completion of the new traffic-light project at North Main Street and Country Club Road in Roswell. The ceremony took place at the southwest corner of the intersection. The traffic signals will be in flash mode for several days in order to check components and ensure everything is working properly before the signals are put into full operation.