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Debates over education policy worth having

New Mexico is not the only place where there’s currently an election on. Not coincidentally, it’s one of many places where public education —...

‘Extraterrestrial Tourism’ shapes travel plans

Maybe you believe we’ve been visited by travelers from other worlds (or dimensions or times). Or, maybe not. You might think instead that there...

Each fall a reminder of football’s lasting appeal

Every place I’ve been, people have told me, “Football is big here” — and every place I’ve been, that’s been 100 percent accurate. Sure, I...

Best gift I ever got came at Thanksgiving

The best gift I ever received didn’t come on a birthday or at Christmas. It came right around Thanksgiving, not a holiday often associated...

Erosion of trust in media damages democracy

An important case came before the courts in 1734 in New York City. A libel case was brought against the “New York Weekly Journal”...

Western wildfires burn with surprising speed

No one wants to see more of any sort of natural disaster. Unfortunately, in recent years we’ve witnessed an increase in any number of...

Seniors, go until you hear the whistle

This is for every football player that is about to start their senior year. This column is for the senior athlete that needs hope,...

Apply scam warnings to ‘fake news’

• If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. • Take the time to investigate outlandish claims. • Don’t rush into making a...

Newspapers in Education supplies tools for teaching

Every school year, the Roswell Daily Record and the Roswell Independent School District collaborate on Newspapers in Education to use the newspaper as a...

Collecting the right way and wrong way

I met recently with a reader who’s an avid collector of baseball cards, a pursuit baseball fans along with avid collectors of all manner...

Opposition to harmful newsprint tariffs grows

There’s an issue on which members of the state’s congressional delegation, including the two vying to become New Mexico’s next governor, were recently able...

No mystery what draws many to festival

Two memorable experiences I’ve had with objects in flight, of initially indeterminate identity and origin, left me with very different, but equally lingering, impressions. In...

Let’s celebrate our heroes as well as UFOs

I normally don’t do columns because it usually ends up making people mad. My editor told me I should start writing more of them....

Court candidates campaign within constraints

With contested races for governor, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and a raft of statewide and local offices lending themselves to crowded...

US attorney discusses partnerships, violent crime

The federal government has prosecutorial jurisdiction over major crimes committed on the state’s Indian reservations, which means the U.S. attorney’s office — working alongside...

Look for more Roswell coverage

The words printed at the top of the front page of each edition we publish should leave no doubt about the place and the...

Why newspapers still connect with readers

Years ago a state lawmaker — in a state other than New Mexico — took it upon himself to try and undermine the public’s...

Third DoD UFO video posted with Washington Post

To the Stars Academy (TTSA) posted a third Department of Defense (DoD) UFO video in coordination with the posting of an opinion piece by...

Voting locally creates positive change

After the recent candidate forum, it seems to me that there are quite a few good candidates to choose from. It takes a lot...

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