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Complex issues deserve thorough vetting

By State Rep. Candy Ezzell   The State of New Mexico is in the middle of the worst fiscal crisis we have experienced since statehood. A...

Unlike absentee voting, all mail-in balloting defrauds voters

By State Rep. Jim Townsend   The American voting system can best be described as one voter-one vote. In recent weeks, Congressional Democrats have been pushing...

Make Facebook, Google pay for local news

By Dean Ridings CEO, America’s Newspapers   If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy at a local retailer, you pay for the...

Use time to shape the new normal

There are all sorts of suggestions out there for what to do with time spent at home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Of course...

Path’s hard to follow, easy to see

It’s been difficult to watch in recent weeks as many of the things that lend our city its unique character have been muted by...

Adjusting to the coronavirus

Some businesses, institutions and individuals around Roswell are going through a difficult time as we all react and adjust to concerns over spread of...

Coronavirus arrives in New Mexico

We’re in unprecedented territory in terms of reaction to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The president’s travel ban, then declaration of...

Giving voice to the youth of Roswell

Several years ago, we came up with the idea of giving a voice to the young people of Roswell by creating a column written...

The storm that has your number

Each year, when the first round of truly wintry weather arrives, I think back to a desert I decided to drive across years ago,...

Civic engagement, great HS football

Local attorney Rick Kraft last week filed paperwork to appear on the ballot in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, telling the Roswell Daily Record,...

Tic Tacs a good choice for Halloween

Halloween is still a few days away, but there are signs all around of the ghoulish and ghastly night that lies ahead. Those early...

People will always value real information

For many who grew up prior to widespread availability of the internet, it’s difficult to imagine a life that doesn’t involve reading long-form pieces...

UFO polling reveals Americans’ views

I’ve been preoccupied over the past couple of weeks by some recently released polling data, though not the kind you might think. I enjoy prognostications...

Census planning efforts underway

The prospect of counting every person in a country as expansive as ours might seem, especially in the planning stages, like an earth-to-the-moon endeavor....

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...

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