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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...

Letter: Letter writer offers‘ some satire’

For those of your readers who think the city’s Resolution 19-28 entitled “A Resolution in support of the Unborn” was a good move, I’ve...

Wealth inequality is biggest threat to nation

In reply to the letter on Thursday from Russell A. Scott, and in defense of my previously published letter, I will contend the Trump...

Letter writer wrong about city’s finances

That friendly Democratic Party pit bull, Fred Moran, who I personally like and respect, was once again at his "Roswell nagging best" with his...

Artesia PD thanks Concho

The Artesia Police Department would like to thank the Concho Oil and Gas Co. for their donation of $1,000 to help move our opioid...

NASA’s reminder that science can inspire

The fact that there are some things computers and robots do exceptionally well, far more efficiently than any human could, has for decades led...

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...

If Socialism’s so great, why isn’t caravan Venezuela-bound?

We have been hearing of a caravan of 7,000 people walking from Honduras to the USA. They are reported to be seeking refuge and...

NMMI pecans need no policing

The website of the New Mexico Military Institute tells us NMMI is creating leaders for the future and doing this through the three standards...

Minimum wage increase needs to be addressed

As I see it, there are two sides to the $15 per hour minimum wage debate. For a small business like myself, it is another...

Business, education and transformation

It’s not always easy to recognize a transformational moment when you see it. In hindsight, sure — but as it’s unfolding, that’s different. Within...

Letter: From a blue wave to a tsunami (of legislation)

The 2018 blue wave election results that hit New Mexico’s Legislature have turned out to be an actual tsunami of 1,370 introduced bills, and...

GOP doesn’t put citizens’ safety in jeopardy

John Ford (in his letter July 4) is correct to say that political parties have changed over the years, but one doesn’t have to...

Christmas cards for at-risk children

Each year for the past 39 years, I have asked those of you who send out Christmas Cards to please remember the young people...

Going past the warning signs at Area 51

Nearly three-quarters of a million people (As of this writing) have signed up to storm one the U.S. government’s most mysterious bases on Sept....

Annual Purple Day an important event

Purple Day is on March 26 each year. It is to support epilepsy and awareness of epilepsy. I think that Purple Day is a good...

Victimhood used to cast blame

“I’m tired of liberals using black people and making us look like victims,” Bryan Sharpe said. “Another thing I hate about them if you’re...

Sister airports a perfect match

There may have been a point in human history when conspiracy theories were rare. But that would have been very, very early on. Seeing...

Seeing heroes up close was unforgettable

Goddard High School would like to thank the veterans and their families for giving us the opportunity to honor them. For us to see...

UBI is ill-conceived and dangerous

On June 22 of this year Mr. Abalos brought up the subject of UBI (Universal Basic Income) and I thought I would respond. Considering the...

Abalos’ health care idea is gov’t giveaway

In his opinion piece in Thursday’s edition of the RDR, Mr. Abalos exalts the benefits of a single-payer system for health care over the...

Wind and solar energy only interim solutions

We have two candidates for governor, one is full of wind and the other is full of gas. The problem with term limits for governor...

Much to be said on war and violence

AH1100 – 1200 hours on 19 April 2017, a large number of Vietnam War veterans gathered in Artesia to commemorate the war. It was...

US Humane Society separate from local

In the wake of national news that the Humane Society of the United States is going through a major sexual harassment scandal involving top...

Letter: ‘We must take care of our own people first’

A letter in the July 11 Roswell Daily Record was somewhat puzzling. The writer states correctly that it is legal to seek asylum in...

Smart meters are a dumb idea

The city will soon begin replacing the existing analog water meters with electronic “smart” meters. Proponents of these meters tout that they will provide a...

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