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Slim pickings for city’s next mayor

Time again to elect and seat a new mayor. The pickings are slim; much too slim. In the hunt we have someone who was and...

What is the right solution to climate change?

In my last letter, I offered one solution for climate change — adapt the physical infrastructure. Infrastructure is not just about roads and bridges but...

Blame the predator, not the victim

In a recent RDR letter to the editor, the writer’s defense of Alabama’s Roy Moore’s innocence of sexual assault fails to convince the reader. The...

If only one mindset votes, the nation stays divided

Apparently, there is a radio advertisement in Roswell now that tells people if they don’t share a specific set of values, that the claimant...

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...

Christmas Railway was magical journey

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to experience Roswell’s Christmas Railway, then you’re missing an incredible experience. Our families had the pleasure to make...

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...

NMMI pecan theft is theft

Karl Holmgren’s letter to the editor (5 January) concerned me as he seems to suggest that the wheels of civilization will come off because...

Reform might come from DACA change

Democrats say President Trump is heartless because he ended DACA although he’s given them six months to legalize Dreamers. They likely won’t do it because...

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...

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...

Consider disease in homeless planning

While the idea of a tent city for the homeless (Oct. 13 article on “homeless camp”) is very appealing, there is a serious health...

Jurney didn’t force tax increases

In response to my old friend Larry Connolly’s letter: Larry you old dawg you, you must have anticipated exactly what I was thinking to get...

Letter writer: Liberals believe in more freedom

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...

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...

Dog ordinance proposal a good idea

As per City Attorney Holloman and Judge Eric Brackeen, dog owner controls are absolutely essential regarding public safety There is no excuse for a...

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...

Removing symbols is denying history

I also am white and yet I do not believe in “a broader view of the Civil War.” The states’ rights they fought for were...

Yearbook from 1915 a historical treat

What a historical treat provided by Briana Hodge in Sunday’s RDR Vistas section! She got her hands on the 1915 Roswell High School annual. At...

Thanks for printing uplifting local stories

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....

Dr. Daniel Fine is a nice addition

The recent article by Dr. Daniel Fine in the guest column of your Wednesday edition concerning the impacts of Saudi Arabian-led dismantlement of our...

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...

Letter writer believes he ‘struck a nerve’

In reading Ms. Moeller’s response to my letter on progressives and their academic supporters, it appears I stuck a nerve possibly from someone who...

Nuclear safety overkill

Scientific evidence shows that radiation safety criteria was about 1,000 times too cautious and endangered lives. Safety regulations based on ALARA “as low as...

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...

Elected leaders should stand with sportmen

Sportsmen and women in Chaves County and southeast New Mexico recently got steamrolled by the Chaves County Commission. The commissions vote to close a 5-mile...

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...

Oceanfront property is in Kansas, and it’s cheap

A recent letter writer’s remarks (Jan. 12) to the effect that Trump’s desire for border security amounts to “personality disorders” and will lead to...

Vote to keep roads open

Attention aristocrats: Acres of land available. Excellent county-funded improvements. Political connections required. Contact your Chaves County commissioner today. Perhaps the actual legal notice read slightly...

Rivers of Life gives clarification

In reference to the article that ran in Sunday’s paper concerning Rivers of Life Homeless shelter, we feel a statement was made that directly...

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