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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...

Most past presidents believe like Vought

We heard some interesting dialogue in the confirmation hearing of Russell Vought, the nominee for deputy director of the White House Office of Management...

We need to move forward to future

While I found the article: “Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk” by Russell Contreras, AP, to be of special interest, it...

Education is a tool to ending one’s poverty

As I see it, the way to reduce society’s dependence on government is to provide affordable access to education and health care. Some like...

Further recognition for Unity Center class

This letter is in regard to the article, “The Unity Center is there for kids more than ever,” which was published on Friday, specifically...

The continued war on terror

“Trump’s gonna get us into a war,” people say. We’re fighting one, and we’re not shooting in another, and unless a new enemy emerges,...

Alzheimer’s disease: A public health crisis

As a New Mexican, I am concerned by the rapidly growing public health crisis of Alzheimer’s disease. There are 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s...

Veteran’s Prayer Breakfast postponed

The Roswell Elks Lodge regrets that, due to circumstances beyond our control, it was necessary to postpone our annual Veteran’s Prayer Breakfast. Because there are...

Climate change by three numbers

President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled another one of his campaign promises. He has announced that the U.S. will not participate in the Paris...

Let’s unite to be ‘all-American’

I have reread your editorial in the Sunday, June 3 edition of the Daily Record, three times and I think, not only is it...

Much to be said on war and violence

AH1100 – 1200 hours on 19 April 2017, a large number of Vietnam War veterans gathered in Artesia to commemorate the war. It was...

Slaughterhouses damage the earth

I was disappointed to read of the probability of a cow slaughterhouse reopening in Roswell. The environmental damage and animal cruelty will be the...

Republicans should ditch the filibuster

Most of my family and some of my friends are Democrats. They list to the left when they walk, and some are so radical...

Taxing food would be wrong for families

You said in your newspaper that you welcomed editorials: Well, I believe Gov. Susana Martinez is wrong to try and put tax on food. The...

Memorial poker benefit a success

Thank you to all who helped to make the Second Annual Michael (Murf) Murphy Memorial Benefit Poker Run held May 13 such a great...

Frequent flyers should beware

American Airlines has imposed a new rule that automatically shuts down their ticket-counter system 30 minutes before a flight’s departure time. So, if you...

Citizens disappointed with new city signs

Recently, I posted a picture of the new “Welcome to Roswell” sign on Facebook. The caption read: “Here is a picture of what a...

Money from signs only for marketing

I am part of the original disappointed youth of Roswell, the group that was promised a pool in high school. Yes, the first of...

Change noticed with interim editor

I have noticed a change in the Roswell Daily Record since you have taken over the leadership as interim editor. There are more articles...

Let’s be responsible for our well-being

Congress has been debating the repeal of Obamacare. One big factor we must carefully consider is this: The federal government was never intended to...

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