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What is the right solution to climate change?

In my last letter, I offered one solution for climate change — adapt the physical infrastructure. Infrastructure is not just about roads and bridges but...

Minimum wage increase needs to be addressed

As I see it, there are two sides to the $15 per hour minimum wage debate. For a small business like myself, it is another...

US should invest in energy, not war

In his letter published in the RDR’s July 9 edition, John Yates expressed his concern of the undermining of our energy security by the...

Mayor should hire from his own town

Why does the mayor go to other states to get an agency to hire a city manager? Roswell has very qualified people to fill...

Thanks to Heinrich for coming to town

Today, July 15, I attended a rally for Sen. Martin Heinrich at Pecos Flavors Winery. The first thing I want to say about it...

Thanks, Lois, for the positive changes

I am writing this letter in tribute to Lois Hein, my old neighbor, landlady and friend who recently passed away. She was a great...

Community should elect responsible leaders

The mayor and City Council here in Roswell remind me of an episode of an old Andy of Mayberry. A movie producer chooses Mayberry for...

Abalos’ health care idea is gov’t giveaway

In his opinion piece in Thursday’s edition of the RDR, Mr. Abalos exalts the benefits of a single-payer system for health care over the...

Addicts are capable of choosing to live and conquer

Does the substance kill the addict, or does the addict kill themselves? This very controversial question has become so common in 2017 that it’s...

Fireworks scare animals and people

Remember that your fireworks can be disrespectful to people and animals. Fireworks scare animals — they will run away. If (Roswell) Animal Control picks them up,...

Thanks for successful Camp Invention

Camp Invention was a huge success this year. The camp was at full capacity with 120 students in attendance, double last year’s number. The...

NMMI has a proud, storied past

A few things to say about Perry Toles’ below comments ahead of the Roswell Daily Record’s July 12 edition. One wishes that fellow alumnus Perry...

NMMI Regents should focus on core mission

Regarding NMMI’s retention problems (RDR July 8), the Regents should focus more on its core mission rather than filing lawsuits against its alumni. Then maybe...

My explanation on what Fine, Yates wrote

We have all heard of fake news lately but what about selective memory? Our memory is not like an unedited video of an actual...

UFO Festival a success thanks to many people

On behalf of MainStreet Roswell, I would like to thank all those involved in helping make the 2017 UFO Festival such an amazing event....

Dr. Daniel Fine is a nice addition

The recent article by Dr. Daniel Fine in the guest column of your Wednesday edition concerning the impacts of Saudi Arabian-led dismantlement of our...

Commissioners just doing their jobs

Former Mayor Tom Jennings, I have heard that you mistakenly entered the wrong date in your day planner for last Tuesday’s (June 27) Roswell...

Issues at stake for rural residents

With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement by the efforts of Congress with their new health care bills, there is...

Licences needed in order to work

Thanks to a letter by Jim Scott, I had to talk. I went to the MVD with a veteran half my age. He hadn’t...

Obamacare is step to gov’t takeover

When Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot at a town hall meeting, propagandists in the press said Sarah Palin’s political ads incited Republicans to...

UBI is ill-conceived and dangerous

On June 22 of this year Mr. Abalos brought up the subject of UBI (Universal Basic Income) and I thought I would respond. Considering the...

Climate change infrastructures

The president withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord not because he is against the notion of climate change but because he understands that change...

Getting along based on similar values

“Why can’t we all just get along?” asks John Grogan in his letter to the editor in Wednesday’s edition of the RDR. The answer may...

Leave the landscape for another generation

Those of us who have a concern for the future should hope our congressman, Steve Pearce, can be persuaded to abandon his opposition to...

Veterans deserve respect at MVD

Step up fellow veterans. Just how messed up is our state of New Mexico, USA? The Motor Vehicle Division made us produce DD-214s (which we...

Why can’t we all just get along?

Why can’t we just all get along? This extreme level of polarization and division currently present in our nation is so very obstructive to...

Juneteenth successful despite the heat

Even with the amazing heat on Saturday, Jan. 17, Juneteenth proceeded! The Black Heritage Committee has several people to thank for helping us bring that...

Citizens should have same rights

On June 21, we had a shooting in the D.C. area. Two congressmen, two police officers and two others were injured. The gunman was killed....

Where does this money come from?

In response to the column by Mr. Craig Abalos in the June 22 edition of the RDR: The only “ism” that I shall mention is...

Elected leaders should stand with sportmen

Sportsmen and women in Chaves County and southeast New Mexico recently got steamrolled by the Chaves County Commission. The commissions vote to close a 5-mile...

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