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Letter: Knowing ‘the price of everything, and the value of nothing’

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Paul J. Gessing’s choice to envelop Deal in quotes no doubt denotes sarcasm on the libertarian’s part. His recent guest op-ed, titled “Netflix ‘Deal’...

Letter: Those ignoring health orders won’t be swayed by words

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Guest columnist Pastor Daniel Tisdel and letter writer John Grogan both recently implored our community, in the politest possible terms, to comply with COVID...

Letter: Letting local governments take responsibility for residents

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Regarding the letter to the editor by Mr. Grogan, in the Roswell Daily Record Dec. 2, I am encouraged by the fact that Roswell...

Letter: Soon enough, freedoms will be ‘gone with the wind’

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For those of you old enough to remember, Nikita Khrushchev, former leader of the Soviet Union, when speaking of the United States said, “......

Letter: Giving thanks for some much-needed assistance

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The last few weeks have been crazy for our community. With that said, here is a letter of encouragement, teamwork and unity within our...

Letter: Governor battles virus, city council battles governor

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I am saddened by the loss of lives, the human suffering and the loss of livelihood caused by this pandemic. I am also concerned...

Letter: Mayor’s ‘bullying’ leadership style doesn’t benefit Roswell

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I resigned from the Airport Commission primarily because I did not see any further benefit to the citizens and community of Roswell with my...

Letter: Many would be disenfranchised if absentee voting curtailed

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In response to John King’s letter that only in-person voting should be allowed would disenfranchise a large number of qualified voters. I am 87 years...

Letter: Letter writer ‘hit the nail on the head’

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Thank you, Lucie Hall, you hit the nail on the head, eloquently! (Letter to the editor, Nov. 27). Also, thank you to Roswell Daily Record...

Letter: US virus deaths far exceed those of South Korea

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Our nation has about 300 million people and the virus has killed over 260,000. South Korea has 55 million people and the virus has...

Letter: Local leadership ‘has not been leadership at all’

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I read the article “City plans special meeting about store closures” on the Sunday paper’s front page with a mixture of amazement, disgust and...

Letter: Reader seeks explanation for councilors’ recent behavior

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Just wow! Just when I think the city councilors couldn’t behave any more disrespectfully or childishly, you prove me wrong, again. First you’ve put us in...

Letter: Governor’s policies just ‘promote panic’

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I went to (a local big-box retailer) a week ago Thursday. An associate told me “they are gonna shut us down.” I had no...

Letter: New arrangement ‘a death blow’ to local recycling

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At last we are being told how big our tax increase is going to be. Our water payments have been covering recycling for years, but no more....

Letter: A solution to address voter fraud concerns

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My solution to stop voter fraud would be to require all legal voters to vote in person on election day, with valid identification. There is no...

Letter: Put aside ‘partisan politics,’ make sound health decisions

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Back in July our city council voted 6-4 not to enforce the governor’s public health mandates, including the mask requirement. City Councilor Jeanine Best...

Letter: We need common-sense solution to ‘national embarrassment’

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Sunday’s Guest op-ed headline was incorrect in my opinion. “Elections are easy” should have read “Elections are not easy.” When each of our 52 or 53...

Letter: Defining life in only a few words

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Reader Steven Young (RDR, Nov. 13), with reference to my definition of life (in my Nov. 8 column Looking Up) as “self-replicating chemistry,” correctly...

Letter: A realization that our freedoms are being lost

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I am writing this letter as a concerned American. I was born in 1940. I grew up in a free America. As I became...

Letter: Is there self-replicating chemistry on Venus?

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Looking Up writer Donald Burleson considerately defined life as objects possessing self-replicating chemistry in a column alerting readers to the possibility of life on...

Letter: It’s not over ‘til it’s over

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On Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 RDR published on its front page the headline: “Biden wins White House, vows new direction,” written by Jonathan Lemire...

Letter: Thanks to voters for supporting bonds on ballot

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On behalf of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and New Mexico Military Institute, we would like to thank the voters of Chaves County who supported library Bond...

Letter: Cost recovery measures amount to ‘tax increase’

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What do privatizing the city’s recycling program and “cost recovery” for the zoo, museum and Adult Center have in common? They are tax increases. When...

Letter: Learn where candidates stand on this key issue

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In the Declaration of Independence for these United States of America, we read these powerful words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that...

Letter: COVID spread far from ‘exponential’

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Our governor recently made reference to the “exponential increase” in the number of New Mexico COVID-19 cases. As a mathematician, I must protest that...

Letter: Not wearing mask ‘the latest pigheadedness’

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Retired lawyer Henry Dickson wrote a letter in early August alerting citizens a legal remedy called depraved indifference could be used to forcefully remove...

Letter: Thanks for help reclaiming family pet

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a great big thank you to Jim Burress, city councilor Jason Perry and the staff...

Letter: Generations deprived of history, flag, Constitution

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As we watched the commemoration of all those who lost their lives on 9/11 one cannot help but reflect on all the firemen, police...

Letter: Federal mismanagement has led to COVID-19 deaths

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Three reputable models are predicting our COVID-19 deaths will exceed 400,000 by Jan. 1. Sadly, this death rate will have progressed from zero deaths...

Letter: Concern for social equality has been usurped

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Do you remember where you were 19 years ago on 9/11? On that day the United States was attacked. It was an act of...

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