Chaves County

Chaves County, New Mexico

PO Box 580
Roswell, NM 88202
Phone: (505) 624-6614
Fax: (505) 624-6523

In southeastern NM, northeast of Las Cruces; organized Feb 24, 1889 from Lincoln County (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Lt. Col. Jose Francisco Chaves (1833-1904), an officer during the Civil War and U.S. representative from NM (1865-67; 1869-71)

Area (sq mi):: 6075.07 (land 6070.86; water 4.21) Population per square mile: 10.20
Population 2005: 61,860 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 6.10% Population 2000: 61,382 (White 52.10%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 43.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 25.50%). Foreign born: 11.20%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,990; median household $28,513; Population below poverty level: 21.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,007-$21,714
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 17.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Roswell County seat (45,074)

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    This 4 x 5in picture was said to have been taken at Chaves County, New Mexico, in 1878.
    Brazel went on to report the incident to Chaves County Sheriff George Wilcos, who went on to report it to Major Jesse Marcel.
    7-mile 115-kilovolt line connecting the Price and Chaves County substations.
    On 20 April 2011, SRD collected a live Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis, 59-mm standard length) in the Pecos River near the confluence of Willow Creek, Chaves County, New Mexico, with a large, major-worker, carpenter ant (Camponotus vicinus; width of head, 3.
    West at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Chaves County on 20 November 2005, was far from suitable habitat and was presumably a late migrant; it had no fat, a mass of 41.
    United Heritage Corporation (NASDAQ:UHCP), Cleburne, Texas, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, UHC New Mexico Corporation has completed an initial phase of its remedial work program designed to begin returning idle wells to production in preparation for waterflood operations in the Cato San Andres Unit located in Chaves County, New Mexico.
    In 2000, a total of 92,672 hectares was surveyed on 26 transects located from north of US380 in Chaves County to south of NM128 in Eddy and Lea counties; this included 740 sites along 579 km of transects.
    They are found at two sites in Chaves County, New Mexico, one site in Pecos County, Texas, and one site in Reeves County, Texas.
    said, "This transaction reinforces our commitment to provide comprehensive healthcare services for citizens of Roswell and the surrounding communities of Chaves County.
    This 4 x 5in picture was said to have been An Billy taken at Chaves County, New Mexico, in 1878.
    The Company is waiting for the Bureau of Land Management permit to begin drilling the Quinoco Sulimar #2 in Chaves County, New Mexico, in the Queens formation.
    Pecos Pupfish (Cyprinodon pecosensis) A small, brown to gray minnow, the Pecos pupfish historically occurred in the Pecos River system from the vicinity of Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico, downstream to the Sheffield area in Pecos County, Texas.