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There are other options for naming recreation center

The Aug. 24 Roswell Daily Record tells us the city’s General Services Committee recommended naming the recreation center after Cesar Chavez, the labor activist. Of...

Thanks to all who contributed to WESST event

WESST held its 3rd annual Go Latinas Conference Saturday, Aug. 25. Thank you to all who shared their Saturday with us and made it...

Traffic must slow down near school buses

This morning (Wednesday), 8 a.m., while driving south on Washington in the 1700-1800 block, there was a stopped school bus going northbound with all...

A lot of labels being thrown around, incorrectly

It’s has been interesting to watch and analyze the change in the Democrat party as they become increasingly enamored with and controlled by the...

Edible-caused emergency could have been avoided

As a strong proponent of medical cannabis I couldn’t remain silent after reading the article by Sherry Robinson, “Alice in cannabis land: Edible leads...

Each fall a reminder of football’s lasting appeal

Every place I’ve been, people have told me, “Football is big here” — and every place I’ve been, that’s been 100 percent accurate. Sure, I...

Teacher thought it was going to be a good year

I began teaching this school year, my 38th I think, with more optimism and enthusiasm than I expected. After all teachers are getting a...

Wind and solar energy only interim solutions

We have two candidates for governor, one is full of wind and the other is full of gas. The problem with term limits for governor...

How will admin salary increases impact RISD morale?

After more than a decade of non-existent salary increases or minuscule increases that sometimes barely covered the cost of increased insurance premiums, RISD announced...

Many have contributed to Theatre’s success

Roswell Community Little Theatre would like to thank the following for making the dinner theatre kick-off to our 60th season a success: Bullock’s Jewelers,...

Revocation of clearances by no means shocking

Discontinuing (revoking) one’s security clearance. Shocking? Atrocious? Unthinkable? I think not. During my 28 years in the U.S. Army I had many occasions to...

Dangers of energy production pose conundrum

Martin Kral is certainly a well known proponent of nuclear energy. He has written extensively about it in our newspaper. I admired his honesty...

Best gift I ever got came at Thanksgiving

The best gift I ever received didn’t come on a birthday or at Christmas. It came right around Thanksgiving, not a holiday often associated...

Is Holtec Project good business?

Is it immoral or is it good business? I could be referring to the oil and gas industries or I could be referring to...

Erosion of trust in media damages democracy

An important case came before the courts in 1734 in New York City. A libel case was brought against the “New York Weekly Journal”...

Many contributed to POW Park project

Last week my son, Dallas Bills, did his Eagle Scout project at the POW Park. He cleaned up an area of the park, made...

Remarks during council meeting not appreciated

Regarding the article, “Christmas Railway full steam ahead”: Ms. Alison Penn, reporter, RDR does a great job writing her articles and covering many of...

Western wildfires burn with surprising speed

No one wants to see more of any sort of natural disaster. Unfortunately, in recent years we’ve witnessed an increase in any number of...

Seniors, go until you hear the whistle

This is for every football player that is about to start their senior year. This column is for the senior athlete that needs hope,...

2018 triathlon dedicated to co-founder

On July 14 at the 35th annual Bottomless Lakes Triathlon, a husband, father, brother and grandfather was honored. Bill Tarter dedicated his life to...

Experience matters

Oak Ridge National Labs has reported that there have been 44,000 transfers of spent nuclear fuel cask from location A to location B by...

Kraft’s column hit the nail on the head

Rick Kraft’s circumspectly penned column “Just a Thought” is a mainstay in our newspaper for a reason. In the Sunday paper he opined that...

It’s the ruling class vs. the working class

For years, Democrats and like-minded Republicans exchanged American jobs for cheap foreign goods. They said our best days were behind us, and our children...

Apply scam warnings to ‘fake news’

• If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. • Take the time to investigate outlandish claims. • Don’t rush into making a...

Newspapers in Education supplies tools for teaching

Every school year, the Roswell Daily Record and the Roswell Independent School District collaborate on Newspapers in Education to use the newspaper as a...

Student excited to go back to school

I am going to be a 4th grader in a couple of weeks. On the first day of summer, I was already excited about...

Collecting the right way and wrong way

I met recently with a reader who’s an avid collector of baseball cards, a pursuit baseball fans along with avid collectors of all manner...

Centennial Care complicated, inefficient

Dr. Vijay Chechani’s recent letter to the editor elucidated the dizzying array of complications and inefficiencies for patients and physicians who utilize Centennial Care...

Letter writer: Many ‘liberal’ ideas would restrict freedom

A letter in the July 17 RDR was telling us again, “If it were not for past liberals ... we would not be free...

Opposition to harmful newsprint tariffs grows

There’s an issue on which members of the state’s congressional delegation, including the two vying to become New Mexico’s next governor, were recently able...

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