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Letter: Is (low-dose) radiation the answer to coronavirus?

Several weeks ago I had my annual physical with my cardiologist and I asked him if I could get a chest X-ray this time. Of...

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...

Letter: Come on, people: Follow public health guidelines

No more Ms. Nice Guy! Gov. Lujan Grisham has been requesting that New Mexicans help each other stay healthy. She asked us all to...

Letter: Mob is embracing ‘lowest form of group barbarism’

We have all watched the frenzied zeal to reform, cut costs or even eliminate our police departments or replace them with social workers, a...

Letter: NM’s chance to make ‘another good decision’ on nuclear

From the moment we get up in the morning and start our day off with a hot cup of coffee, we have started a...

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...

Letter: ICC has proven itself a ‘kangaroo court’

We read that President Trump has denounced the ICC (International Criminal Court) as a “kangaroo court.” It is about time a world leader sees...

Letter: Differing perceptions of ‘incomplete reportage’

Letter writer Ricardo Valenzuela was more than miffed by RDR headline, “No Arrests at Monday Black Lives Matter protest.” He characterized the headline as...

Letter: City-sponsored trash recycling is essential

My wife and I moved to Roswell in 2001 from the Littleton, Colorado, area. Both of us, until my wife’s untimely passing last year,...

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...

Letter: Less constrained speech led to politics’ downhill slide

I was born when Herbert Hoover was president. I lived through the Great Depression and World War II and watched as FDR rebuilt the...

Letter: Reader disagrees with recent headline

I was disappointed to read this headline on the front page of the RDR on 6/3/2020, “No Arrests at Monday Black Lives Matter protest.”...

Letter: Examine the facts, ‘allow the justice system to work’

The unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis should cause us to look very carefully at some of our own attitudes. First, I...

Letter: Discussion of selling art is understandable

A couple of concerned letter writers are worried the city council finance committee may favor selling some of Roswell Museum & Art Center’s artwork....

Letter: Reserve ‘hero’ for ‘specific people that we admire’

Here we are again: Our focus has been turned to the killing of another black man at the hands of the police. I fully...

Letter: Discussion of liquidating artwork is inappropriate

The coronavirus is unrelenting; it takes an economic and social toll on every community. Roswell is no different. The point of this letter is...

Letter: New Mexico ETA requires carbon capture

The Energy Transition Act (ETA) requires carbon capture technology if it is to achieve zero-emission for electricity generation or at least near-zero-emissions. Why? ETA...

Letter: RMAC a ‘priceless asset that deserves support’

Since opening as a WPA art center in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center has enriched Roswell’s quality of life through meaningful experiences...

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...

Letter: Governor deserves ‘high marks’ for virus response

I am concerned. We live in a nation with 4% of the global population yet we have 29% of the deaths and 30% of...

Letter: There’s more to city’s financial issues than COVID-19

A large part of this city is the quality of life venues we have always enjoyed as Barbara Walsh stated in her great letter...

Letter: Sagamore Wind Project: Wow, 25 years

The New Mexico Energy Transition Act (ETA), passed as law in 2019, requires that all electricity generation has to be zero-emission by 2050. Recently Xcel...

Letter: Let’s help protect each other from coronavirus

According to Councilor Best, it is wrong to report a business to authorities when it breaks the law. Whatever happened to “law-and-order” Republicans? It...

Letter: Appreciating the system’s checks and balances

Rahm Emanuel, former mayor of Chicago, has been quoted, “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.” It seems that U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)...

Letter: Don’t turn Roswell into a ‘fool’s paradise’

The letter to the editor by Barbara Walsh regarding the proposed shutdown of the city’s library, museum, golf course and zoo was spot on....

Letter: Putting appearances ahead of reality

Recently, our president made the statement that he was opposed to COVID-19 testing as it made the U.S. look bad. I believe this to...

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