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City is edging on financial crisis

I recall during Mayor Del Jurney’s administration, when ENMU-R lobbied the city for a one-eighth of 1 percent increase in GRT tax to help fund educational...

Thanks for successful Camp Invention

Camp Invention was a huge success this year. The camp was at full capacity with 120 students in attendance, double last year’s number. The...

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...

Demand Congress vote on HR4670

When the president speaks, he thinks aloud and goes all over the place. Haters don’t listen to him and his detractors disparage his way...

Zoo needs sanctuary level upgrade

Last February, I was requested by the PETA Foundation to assess the living conditions of black bears Ursula and Sierra and mountain lions Bret...

System unfair to landlords

Eviction process: Judge explains rules and regulations before the process begins. Both parties are called to bench. Judge talks to the tenant — do you...

Community should elect responsible leaders

The mayor and City Council here in Roswell remind me of an episode of an old Andy of Mayberry. A movie producer chooses Mayberry for...

Pull over to honor veterans’ funeral

I would like to give a special thank you to all the sheriff’s department, RPD and fire department employees who provided their support this...

Considerations for choosing life

The Aug. 1 edition of the RDR had an article telling how a TV series about teen suicide may have triggered some web searches...

Mackey best suited for city council

Today, Roswell City Councilor Natasha Mackey announced her candidacy for mayor in 2018. Ms. Mackey, as reported in the Roswell Daily Record, would be Roswell’s...

Vets assembly brings generations together

Goddard High School would like to thank all the veterans and their loved ones who attended our assembly. Our main goal was to honor...

Frequent flyers should beware

American Airlines has imposed a new rule that automatically shuts down their ticket-counter system 30 minutes before a flight’s departure time. So, if you...

Johnny Gonzales deserves a special day

It’s a proven fact Johnny Gonzales was an icon. He did more than anyone in my living days that I know of. I do believe a...

Memorial poker benefit a success

Thank you to all who helped to make the Second Annual Michael (Murf) Murphy Memorial Benefit Poker Run held May 13 such a great...

Waste pit versus money pit

Remember when the phrase ‘money pit’ used to mean a property that was costing you more money than it was worth? Well, over in...

Wish granted for shooting victim

Nathaniel Tavarez’ wish was granted by the New Mexico Wish Chapter. As one of the wish grantors, I would like to take this opportunity...

Money from signs only for marketing

I am part of the original disappointed youth of Roswell, the group that was promised a pool in high school. Yes, the first of...

Thanks to Curtis Michaels

On my way to Starbucks on this gorgeous Sunday morning, I drove by the kids’ playground on Lea between the Spring River “dip” and...

Tribute to SPS is much appreciated

On behalf of the employees and retirees of Southwestern Public Service Company and Xcel Energy, I want to thank the Historical Society for Southeast...

Actress should not criticize our zoo

I would like to compliment the Roswell Daily Record on the new format that you were using on your Wednesday edition. I particularly enjoyed...

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