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Change in unprecedented times

By Publisher Barbara Beck and Editor John Dilmore The Roswell Daily Record has been delivering news to the communities of Chaves County and southeast New Mexico...

NM deserves fully functioning justice system

By Justice Judith K. Nakamura New Mexico Supreme Court Closing and locking the doors to justice is not an option during a public health emergency. Imagine you...

Census 2020: A way to make a difference

By Brian Blalock, Elizabeth Groginsky and Ryan Stewart   As citizens of a democracy, we cherish our right to vote — and rightfully so. Every year...

Inspiration for problem-solving

When future generations look back on this time of the coronavirus pandemic, it will appear, rightly, that our world in 2020 was a mess....

Legislation would support local news

By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including...

The Founders’ views of a free press

By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that...

Newspapers serve many important functions

By Barbara Beck, Publisher of the Roswell Daily Record bbeck@rdrnews.com Our newspaper aims to provide local stories on local issues that are important in Roswell. No doubt...

New department will lift up New Mexico’s children

By New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales On July 1, New Mexico will officially launch the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, becoming one of...

Tax increases would be a mistake

By Grover Norquist and Paul Gessing New Mexico is facing a budget deficit due to the combined forces of Gov. Lujan Grisham’s shutdown of the...

New Mexico needs a new ‘Dr. No’

By State Rep. Phelps Anderson New Mexico’s Pandemic Special Session reveals dire need for the next Dr. No. New Mexico needs our next Dr. No, as...

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...

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