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Letter: Thanks for help reclaiming family pet

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a great big thank you to Jim Burress, city councilor Jason Perry and the staff...

U.S. 70 has more than Route 66 ever did

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On the front page of the Roswell Daily Record, Nov. 17, 2017, a very encouraging article about the increase in New Mexico’s tourism was...

Letter: Lawmakers should have a ‘functioning brain’ — at least

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It’s typical of our conceptually challenged State House that they could even be considering something so outlandish as the infamous Red Flag Law. Plausible...

Fear of radiation

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The dawn of radiophobia came from a historical instance in the story about the Radium Dial Painters. These were mostly young girls who were employed...

Demand Congress vote on HR4670

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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...

Letter: Cost recovery measures amount to ‘tax increase’

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What do privatizing the city’s recycling program and “cost recovery” for the zoo, museum and Adult Center have in common? They are tax increases. When...

Letter: Is (low-dose) radiation the answer to coronavirus?

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Several weeks ago I had my annual physical with my cardiologist and I asked him if I could get a chest X-ray this time. Of...

Letter writer: Liberals believe in more freedom

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I read with some interest Mr. R.A. Scott's letter of July 11 and I would like to comment on it. I do not agree with...

Letter: Seeing the Constitution, Democrats, news agencies as ‘witches’

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So, Trump views himself as the victim of the greatest witch hunt in American history even though he, his chief of staff, his personal...

Thanks to RHS for veterans program

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Last Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Roswell High School Student Council planned and presented an outstanding program to honor veterans in our community. From the...

Relapsing after detox kills recovering addicts

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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...

Yay, for a Johnny Gonzales Day

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It was suggested in a letter last week that the city designate one day as Johnny Gonzales Day. I agree but would like to...

Caption misrepresents purpose of petition

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On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Record printed a photo of some of the concerned citizens who attended a candlelight vigil in response to the...

Letter: Emulate safe practices, don’t flaunt precautions

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With more people returning to stores as restrictions decrease, customers and managers of businesses need to make an important decision: Practice safety measures or...

School prayer by a teenager

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Due to so many requests, the following poem is by a teenager in Bagdad, Arizona. The New School Prayer Now I sit me down in school, Where...

Why do smaller schools outperform?

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It seems a four-year high school graduation goal is elusive in Roswell. The statistics reported in the RDR recently are alternately shocking and amazing, especially following...

Homelessness in Roswell is serious

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Thank you for enlightening your readership on the seriousness of Roswell’s homeless population. It’s not a simple problem nor is the solution simple. Many issues must...

Letter: Energy mandates and subsidies don’t work

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New Mexico’s recent Clean Energy Transition Act (CETA) to industrialize renewable wind and solar requirements at 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050 defies...

Thanks for printing uplifting local stories

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Thank you for printing uplifting stories about people in and around Roswell. It’s so good to know someone cares. I’ve known several special needs children....

Letter: Could one shooting tragedy have been prevented by Red Flag?

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Letter writer Donald Burleson is worried law enforcement can confiscate his firearms if he is observed yelling at his dog by a neighbor. Read...

Letter: City will plant some grass, call it a day

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The city has begun demolition of the historically significant Cahoon Pool. I suppose the city would like to get rid of the old pool...

Letter: Oppose bill on legislators’ pension benefits

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Senator Stuart Ingle has proposed a bill, SB 307, that would increase legislators’ pension benefits and also increase their contribution to their PERA (Public...

Organizers: Art and Craft Show a resounding success

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The 38th Annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show was a resounding success, allowing us to make major contributions to benefit the youth of...

PNM’s plan is in best interest of New Mexicans

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The Rio Grande Foundation is on record as supporting less regulation and more competition in the area of electricity generation. Nonetheless, when the Public Regulation...

Mayor should hire from his own town

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Why does the mayor go to other states to get an agency to hire a city manager? Roswell has very qualified people to fill...

Letter: Time to ban fireworks

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Never again, never again! Is it not now the time to make sure we do not have to live through another fireworks tragedy? Is it...

Doubting motives for public hearing

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There is a flyer circulating among property owners in the area of College Boulevard and Grand Avenue, the site of Roswell’s new tent city....

Tribute to SPS is much appreciated

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

Show respect to American soldiers

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Three or four months ago, I made the decision that I was going to discontinue watching the national news. I was tired of hearing...

City is heading for financial disaster

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It looks like the city is heading into a financial disaster if it continues on the path it has been on for the last...

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