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Animals not the same as people

I was pleased to read in the Aug. 8 edition of the RDR that the Roswell City Council wisely turned down an offer from...

Public meeting today on clean air

New Mexico has a chance to change school buses from the polluting ones we now have to electric due to the award from Volkswagen. There...

Thanks for glass company’s generosity

I am writing this letter to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful people at Southwest Glass. We recently took our young people...

Back-to-school carnival a success

Wings for L.I.F.E.’s 10th annual Back-to-School Carnival and backpack giveaway was held Aug. 6. There were carnival games for children of all ages, prizes, craft...

Some GOP senators have to go

Putin didn’t help elect President Trump, but if he did I’d make thank you Vlad T-shirts with a picture of them colluding on the...

Residents had no vote on facilities

The city of Roswell is currently expanding the civic center and considering construction of both a swimming pool and recreation center. Residents of Roswell...

Thanks to hospital employees for care

On July 31, I went to the emergency room at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and I was admitted to the hospital for a...

Reaping the benefits of oil and gas

Southeastern New Mexico is rightfully known for its oil and gas resources, but the economic impact of hunting and fishing in the area cannot...

Liberals are big gov’t advocates

Saw your article by Merilee Dannemann in Tuesday’s RDR, “No excuse for voting commission” and had to comment, again. Liberals are the first to scream...

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...

Insight from an old published letter

To my letter published Oct. 1, 2006, looks like the taxpayers are going to sink another $122,000 in the old Conoco Service Station with...

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...

Constitution guarantees we have the same rights

I love it when I hear a liberal quote the Constitution, as John Grogan did Wednesday morning in his letter titled, “Trump’s policies will...

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...

Letter writer distorted Constitution’s purpose

Mr. Grogan’s letter on Wednesday is a gross distortion of the Constitution, its purpose and the author’s intent. The Constitution was written to correct...

Trump’s policies will hasten US decline

We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common...

Call White House on Obamacare

Seven Senate Republicans; John McCain, Lamar Alexander, Rob Portman, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, Shelly Capito and Susan Collins voted not to repeal Obamacare. They all...

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...

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...

US should invest in energy, not war

In his letter published in the RDR’s July 9 edition, John Yates expressed his concern of the undermining of our energy security by the...

Mayor should hire from his own town

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

Thanks to Heinrich for coming to town

Today, July 15, I attended a rally for Sen. Martin Heinrich at Pecos Flavors Winery. The first thing I want to say about it...

Thanks, Lois, for the positive changes

I am writing this letter in tribute to Lois Hein, my old neighbor, landlady and friend who recently passed away. She was a great...

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...

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...

Fireworks scare animals and people

Remember that your fireworks can be disrespectful to people and animals. Fireworks scare animals — they will run away. If (Roswell) Animal Control picks them up,...

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...

NMMI has a proud, storied past

A few things to say about Perry Toles’ below comments ahead of the Roswell Daily Record’s July 12 edition. One wishes that fellow alumnus Perry...

NMMI Regents should focus on core mission

Regarding NMMI’s retention problems (RDR July 8), the Regents should focus more on its core mission rather than filing lawsuits against its alumni. Then maybe...

My explanation on what Fine, Yates wrote

We have all heard of fake news lately but what about selective memory? Our memory is not like an unedited video of an actual...

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