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Air Center planning should be inclusive

The Daily Record has devoted a good deal of paper and ink, for some time, to coverage of matters related to the Roswell Air...

Communication lacking at RISD

Public’s interest in local schools deserves more consideration The Roswell Independent School District board has met in closed session three times in recent months to discuss...

Admiral: UFO encounters occurred during ‘finite period’

During a panel at last month’s Aspen Institute’s Aspen Security Forum, an audience member asked Admiral Philip Davidson about reports of UFOs. Davidson replied...

Recognizing the importance of vigilance

Most arrests take place after a criminal act or enterprise has found its victim: Someone’s already been injured or wronged in some way and...

Congressman looking for answers on UFOs

Days after my column on UFOs becoming a hot topic in Washington D.C., a congressman has written a letter to the secretary of the...

Mainstream: Could UFOs be Russian or Chinese?

The UFO topic is being taken much more seriously these days. The issue is being discussed by lawmakers in Washington D.C., Department of Defense...

Going past the warning signs at Area 51

Nearly three-quarters of a million people (As of this writing) have signed up to storm one the U.S. government’s most mysterious bases on Sept....

Complete census count key for Roswell

Every 10 years the country undertakes a data-intensive process that goes a long way toward defining us, at that point in time, as a...

UFOs hot topic, being taken seriously in Washington DC

While enjoying the annual UFO festival in Roswell, New Mexico this weekend, perhaps the most significant difference between this year’s event and past festivals...

UFOs in the news as festival nears

It’s almost July. Most years, Roswell can begin — right about now — to feel like the center of the never-ending worldwide conversation about...

RDR dedicated to Roswell

Newspapers and those who print them often find themselves near the center of local life. That’s been the case for as long as newspapers have...

Stanton Friedman’s voice will be missed

Roswell, New Mexico. 1947. Mention of the place, the year — that’s all it takes. Even those only casually interested in reported UFO phenomena...

Plan aimed at protecting precious resource

When people hear the words “recommended reading” they have an expectation of what comes next. A list of interesting or thrilling reads provided by...

Sister airports a perfect match

There may have been a point in human history when conspiracy theories were rare. But that would have been very, very early on. Seeing...

Sightings by pilots can’t be ignored

Few topics of conversation have been more stigmatized in the United States over the past 70-odd years than sightings of unexplained aerial phenomena. Anyone...

Space news cuts through the noise

News from the near and far reaches of space managed last week to cut through a wall of noise generated by the arrest of...

A few great books about baseball

Years ago I attended a banquet of some sort, I don’t remember its function, and during the course of making polite conversation with people...

Finding the air center’s best path forward

It’s almost impossible to walk across the tarmac of the Roswell International Air Center without imagining the possibilities, the potential that exists there to...

Roswell’s mysteries promoted by documentary

Not everyone who finds themselves drawn to UFO-related subjects believes, unequivocally, that extraterrestrial life exists. For one’s interest to be piqued, all that’s really...

Windfall presents its own challenges

Discussions about how government can and should work for the people, who alternately benefit from its machinery and find themselves at its mercy, almost...

Some history that won’t be lost

History can be easily lost. It happens all the time, for all sorts of reasons. Nature overtakes a structure that decades or centuries ago...

Remembering RDR publisher Robert Beck

A young new couple had moved to town. The man was a decorated Air Force pilot. The beautiful young lady was the daughter of...

Glimpses of presidents as people

For better or for worse, I can’t think of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last week, without also thinking of the well-known...

NASA’s reminder that science can inspire

The fact that there are some things computers and robots do exceptionally well, far more efficiently than any human could, has for decades led...

Smokey and the wildland/urban interface

A marketing campaign considered by many the most successful in the history of advertising will celebrate a significant milestone next year, and in doing...

Moving line between believable/not

There was a time, not long ago, when reports of the unusual were more ... unusual. And by that I don’t mean more bizarre,...

Roswell-Goddard rivalry needed

On Friday, Roswell, Goddard and Chaves County had reason to smile. Not only was there a terrific football game played that will be talked...

Wealth of options a good problem to have

If you were told you had only one sentence — or more challenging still, just a single image, a logo or photo — to...

Business, education and transformation

It’s not always easy to recognize a transformational moment when you see it. In hindsight, sure — but as it’s unfolding, that’s different. Within...

Never forget the importance of agriculture

When it comes to weighing the importance to society of specific professions, how they stack up can depend on who you ask. It could...

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