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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...

UFO Festival a success thanks to many people

On behalf of MainStreet Roswell, I would like to thank all those involved in helping make the 2017 UFO Festival such an amazing event....

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...

Commissioners just doing their jobs

Former Mayor Tom Jennings, I have heard that you mistakenly entered the wrong date in your day planner for last Tuesday’s (June 27) Roswell...

Issues at stake for rural residents

With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement by the efforts of Congress with their new health care bills, there is...

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...

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...

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...

Climate change infrastructures

The president withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord not because he is against the notion of climate change but because he understands that change...

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...

Leave the landscape for another generation

Those of us who have a concern for the future should hope our congressman, Steve Pearce, can be persuaded to abandon his opposition to...

Veterans deserve respect at MVD

Step up fellow veterans. Just how messed up is our state of New Mexico, USA? The Motor Vehicle Division made us produce DD-214s (which we...

Why can’t we all just get along?

Why can’t we just all get along? This extreme level of polarization and division currently present in our nation is so very obstructive to...

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...

Citizens should have same rights

On June 21, we had a shooting in the D.C. area. Two congressmen, two police officers and two others were injured. The gunman was killed....

Where does this money come from?

In response to the column by Mr. Craig Abalos in the June 22 edition of the RDR: The only “ism” that I shall mention is...

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...

We shouldn’t degrade Roswell police

Wednesday’s letter from Flo Wells about the Roswell Police Department’s use of military equipment seems a little misdirected. The equipment used by our Police Department...

More on Article VI of the Constitution

Mr. Russell A. Scott’s letter to the editor on Sunday, June 18 made a very astute observation of Article VI of our Constitution and...

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...

Climate change is not a hoax, however …

I am a pragmatic environmentalist. As an environmentalist I am always on the lookout for how we can make incremental changes to improve the...

Run for local office to make a change

My name is Douglas Purcell and I’m a Navy veteran and a senior citizen. This is a personal challenge to Craig Abalos and “Bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging...

Relapsing after detox kills recovering addicts

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...

People’s opinions shaped by media

Now we have a consequence of ignoring the good news and focusing on the negative news about President Trump. The media has desired “to make...

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