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Past policies are only hope for US

In 1981, President Reagan introduced trickle-down economics giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy while promising a boost in economic growth and job creation....

Reader appreciates SENM stories

I’ve lived in Roswell and southeast New Mexico for 13 years, and I’m an inquisitive type of RDR reader. I learned more about the U.S. Border...

Reward offered for cotton arsonist

On the evening of Jan. 3, I received a phone call from a neighbor informing me of a fire on one of our farms. I...

Revocation of clearances by no means shocking

Discontinuing (revoking) one’s security clearance. Shocking? Atrocious? Unthinkable? I think not. During my 28 years in the U.S. Army I had many occasions to...

Letter writer lacks sources

The Jan. 12 edition of the RDR had a letter, “Wealth inequality …” The writer insists the recent tax cuts will be detrimental to...

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...

Kraft’s column hit the nail on the head

Rick Kraft’s circumspectly penned column “Just a Thought” is a mainstay in our newspaper for a reason. In the Sunday paper he opined that...

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...

More military airspace will deter airlines

There has been much talk recently about the Air Force expanding military operating airspace over Carlsbad, Artesia and Roswell. In a recent op-ed written by...

Nation needs to put God back in schools

Another senseless shooting in a Florida High School today and the first thing politicians cry is “Gun Control!” No, what our nation needs to do...

Fire put out by good samaritans

On the afternoon of Oct. 19, I was driving my 1953 Chrysler north of Main Street in the vicinity of the Fairfield Suites when...

Confused by letter writer’s comments

The headline story on today’s paper has me confused. The case of a woman killed in a traffic collision is brought to court after...

No Democrat voted to cut your taxes

Republicans could ruin an erotic dream, so it’s remarkable they passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which allows most of you to keep...

Getting along based on similar values

“Why can’t we all just get along?” asks John Grogan in his letter to the editor in Wednesday’s edition of the RDR. The answer may...

Protests treated as entertainment

The Democrats and Progressives have developed a new form of entertainment for their followers, it’s called the protest. This type of gathering holds great...

Obamacare is step to gov’t takeover

When Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot at a town hall meeting, propagandists in the press said Sarah Palin’s political ads incited Republicans to...

Student excited to go back to school

I am going to be a 4th grader in a couple of weeks. On the first day of summer, I was already excited about...

Get involved to keep roads open

Well, here we go again with more proposals to close country roads that provide access to public lands. Our County Commissioners did not pay any...

Congressman in sugar cartel’s pocket

Congressman Steve Pearce (R-NM-2) is in the pocket of the nation’s beet and cane sugar cartels. Pearce continually votes to maintain the U.S. Sugar...

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...

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