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Letter: Less constrained speech led to politics’ downhill slide

I was born when Herbert Hoover was president. I lived through the Great Depression and World War II and watched as FDR rebuilt the...

Letter: Concern for social equality has been usurped

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...

Letter: In-person learning would make teachers ‘front-line risk takers’

State Sen. Cliff Pirtle, in his guest op-ed, appealed to the common “post hoc ergo propter hoc” reasoning fallacy regarding the tragic suicide of...

Pressing concerns as kids return to school

I am a retired school teacher who has worked in numerous countries since 1957. I have taught in a variety of schools and classrooms...

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...

Mackey best suited for city council

Today, Roswell City Councilor Natasha Mackey announced her candidacy for mayor in 2018. Ms. Mackey, as reported in the Roswell Daily Record, would be Roswell’s...

Erroneous info by PETA letter writer

I’m writing on PETA’s behalf regarding an opinion piece by Russell A. Scott published by the Roswell Daily Record titled “Allowing PETA Into Our...

Writer commended for defending algebra

Anybody who questions the inclusion of algebra in a school’s curriculum needs to read Michael Apostol’s thoughtfully penned RDR column titled “Algebra and the...

Thanks to all for Reformation event

Sunday, Oct. 29, was a big day for Christians throughout the world as we commemorated 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses...

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...

Thanks to Curtis Michaels

On my way to Starbucks on this gorgeous Sunday morning, I drove by the kids’ playground on Lea between the Spring River “dip” and...

Teacher thought it was going to be a good year

I began teaching this school year, my 38th I think, with more optimism and enthusiasm than I expected. After all teachers are getting a...

The ICPP Report has been ‘hacked’

The ICPP (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) of 2015 promoted the need for clean nuclear energy in order to save the earth from climate...

Letter: Every kind gesture was appreciated

The children and staff of Assurance Home are sincerely and deeply thankful to everyone who remembered us this past holiday season. Our program is full...

Letter: We need ‘Clean Energy Program’ — not ‘Green New Deal’

When will more policymakers start facing up to the yawning gap between renewable hype and energy reality? They may be forced to. The blistering...

Letter: Chief thanks community for supporting firefighters

As fire chief, I, along with the other members of the Roswell Fire Department, would like to express our sincere appreciation to our fellow...

Letter: Thanks for caring on Day of Caring

The Roswell Literacy Council would like to extend a special thanks to Sherry Mumford, United Way executive director, and Mike McLeod, community relations manager...

Letter: Will Democrats be united by a surprise entrant?

The column by Jackie Gingrich Cushman in the Jan. 4 Roswell Daily Record had an interesting postulation to determine the Democrat nominee for president....

Letter: Cost of proposed safety complex ‘excessive’

I want to give people my thoughts on this proposed new public safety complex. The $35 million cost is excessive. I would concede the...

Letter: Every business is essential

Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have been hearing about “essential businesses” and “non-essential businesses.” Banks, hospitals, construction, utilities, grocery, public works are...

Letter: Significant failures of leadership, character

In the 2016 presidential election voters faced what many of them considered to be a lousy choice — Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. Everyone...

Letter: A realization that our freedoms are being lost

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: Elks for Vets tourney still planned for June

The Roswell Elks Lodge #969 will be hosting the 12th Annual Elks 4 Vets Charity Golf Tournament on June 5, 2021 at NMMI. Players...


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