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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...

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...

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