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Jurney didn’t force tax increases

In response to my old friend Larry Connolly’s letter: Larry you old dawg you, you must have anticipated exactly what I was thinking to get...

Shunning homeless is shameful

Congratulations Roswell. You have solved the homeless problem. No one wants a tent village anywhere near where they live or work, no tent village where...

City manager gives six-month review

At the latest City Council meeting Oct. 12, a six-month review of departmental activities was presented. I will share here a few of the...

Nuclear phobia is taught

Life is a struggle, sometimes against unseen forces, often against intense competition. To an individual in society, success in life may be expressed in terms...

Enjoy historical pictures and stories

I send you congratulations. I opened the newspaper, saw a great picture of a building, the Gilkeson Hotel, a part of Roswell's past. I remember...

Letter writer wrong about city’s finances

That friendly Democratic Party pit bull, Fred Moran, who I personally like and respect, was once again at his "Roswell nagging best" with his...

Opportunity awaits Spring River Park & Zoo

Having a zoological network encompassing China, Japan, Taiwan, South Africa, Mauritius, Caribbean, and United States, I can safely say the attention Spring River Park...

Do strange sonar readings mean secret USO?

The Mutual UFO Network’s chief photo expert, Marc D’Antonio, says he was on a US Navy submarine when they tracked a very fast moving...

Consider disease in homeless planning

While the idea of a tent city for the homeless (Oct. 13 article on “homeless camp”) is very appealing, there is a serious health...

Writer commended for defending algebra

Anybody who questions the inclusion of algebra in a school’s curriculum needs to read Michael Apostol’s thoughtfully penned RDR column titled “Algebra and the...

City is edging on financial crisis

I recall during Mayor Del Jurney’s administration, when ENMU-R lobbied the city for a one-eighth of 1 percent increase in GRT tax to help fund educational...

Letter writer correct about spaceport

Yes, Spaceport America should be self-supporting. Mr. D. Dowd Muske, in the Oct. 4 edition of the Roswell Daily Record, commented that Spaceport America should...

School prayer decision should be overturned

Segregation once was lawful; it was OK to have separate schools for black and white kids as long as black children weren’t deprived of an...

Thanks for covering energy policy meeting

Thank you for sending Mike Smith from your staff to cover our meeting (luncheon); we had a number of people in from Roswell as...

All animals have a purpose

God created all animals and they all have a purpose. The dog is the one he chose to be a friend to man and he...

City gun proposal a terrible idea

Our City Council will soon consider whether to adopt an ordinance permitting city employees to carry concealed firearms while on the job. This is, understandably,...

Alien autopsy film confession reignites debate

The man responsible for making what has become one of the most famous alleged alien films in the world recently spoke the the UK’s...

Lack of homeless shelter is a shame

I look out and see rain and I feel the cold wind while fellow human beings are living homeless down by the river. There are...

PETA is wrong, can we agree?

The Sept. 20 RDR had a letter answering my letter of Sept. 13 about animal rights. I was pleased to see that we agree on...

Smart meters are a dumb idea

The city will soon begin replacing the existing analog water meters with electronic “smart” meters. Proponents of these meters tout that they will provide a...

Fear of radiation

The dawn of radiophobia came from a historical instance in the story about the Radium Dial Painters. These were mostly young girls who were employed...

Cartoonist predicts letter writer issues

In the Sept. 24 edition of the RDR, the editorial cartoon featured “The Old Nag of Roswell.” How did your cartoonist know that Fred Moran would...

Air Force denies close encounters of the Roswell kind

The movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” originally released in November 1977, has become a cult classic, not only to UFO investigators like...

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