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Veterans deserve respect at MVD

Step up fellow veterans. Just how messed up is our state of New Mexico, USA? The Motor Vehicle Division made us produce DD-214s (which we...

Where does this money come from?

In response to the column by Mr. Craig Abalos in the June 22 edition of the RDR: The only “ism” that I shall mention is...

Citizens should have same rights

On June 21, we had a shooting in the D.C. area. Two congressmen, two police officers and two others were injured. The gunman was killed....

Juneteenth successful despite the heat

Even with the amazing heat on Saturday, Jan. 17, Juneteenth proceeded! The Black Heritage Committee has several people to thank for helping us bring that...

Let’s get rid of SWAT truck

On the front page of the RDR, Friday, June 16, we were treated to a picture of a “SWAT truck” that was getting needed...

More on Article VI of the Constitution

Mr. Russell A. Scott’s letter to the editor on Sunday, June 18 made a very astute observation of Article VI of our Constitution and...

We shouldn’t degrade Roswell police

Wednesday’s letter from Flo Wells about the Roswell Police Department’s use of military equipment seems a little misdirected. The equipment used by our Police Department...

Climate change is not a hoax, however …

I am a pragmatic environmentalist. As an environmentalist I am always on the lookout for how we can make incremental changes to improve the...

Further recognition for Unity Center class

This letter is in regard to the article, “The Unity Center is there for kids more than ever,” which was published on Friday, specifically...

Run for local office to make a change

My name is Douglas Purcell and I’m a Navy veteran and a senior citizen. This is a personal challenge to Craig Abalos and “Bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging...

We need to move forward to future

While I found the article: “Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk” by Russell Contreras, AP, to be of special interest, it...

Relapsing after detox kills recovering addicts

I want to thank Jose Mike Jimenez for his heartfelt column in Saturday’s edition of the RDR opening the discussion about heroin and other...

Slaughterhouses damage the earth

I was disappointed to read of the probability of a cow slaughterhouse reopening in Roswell. The environmental damage and animal cruelty will be the...

Climate change by three numbers

President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled another one of his campaign promises. He has announced that the U.S. will not participate in the Paris...

Education is a tool to ending one’s poverty

As I see it, the way to reduce society’s dependence on government is to provide affordable access to education and health care. Some like...

Veteran’s Prayer Breakfast postponed

The Roswell Elks Lodge regrets that, due to circumstances beyond our control, it was necessary to postpone our annual Veteran’s Prayer Breakfast. Because there are...

Licences needed in order to work

Thanks to a letter by Jim Scott, I had to talk. I went to the MVD with a veteran half my age. He hadn’t...

Most past presidents believe like Vought

We heard some interesting dialogue in the confirmation hearing of Russell Vought, the nominee for deputy director of the White House Office of Management...

People’s opinions shaped by media

Now we have a consequence of ignoring the good news and focusing on the negative news about President Trump. The media has desired “to make...

Alzheimer’s disease: A public health crisis

As a New Mexican, I am concerned by the rapidly growing public health crisis of Alzheimer’s disease. There are 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s...

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