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  • Mark Thomas Britt

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    On January 21, 2016, Mark Thomas Britt, 60, of Tacoma, Washington, lost his battle with brain cancer. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.  Mark was born on October 18, 1955 in Monticello, Utah.  He grew up, and attended school, in...

  • Mary Gloria Sedillo

    February 15, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Gloria Sedillo, 78, who passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 surrounded by her family. A communion services is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday,...

  • Moving from the big city to small town

    February 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    I recently moved from a city to a small town — from Portland, Oregon, a city of over 600,000, to Roswell, New Mexico, a town of 48,411. I recently heard one analogy comparing small towns to a small pond with a smooth surface. It is slower to change. Cities...

  • A day for all sweethearts

    February 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Maybe you’ll see them strolling through a city park holding hands, or eating out at one of Roswell’s intimate restaurants. Or maybe just dinner and a movie. Wherever they go and whatever they do, they’ll find plenty of...

  • Columnist’s argument specious, misleading

    February 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Merilee Dannemann’s column, “Any increased restrictions on firearms is a slippery slope” (RDR, Feb. 11), starts with some logical opinions about the need for some reasonable limits to some of our natural rights. But her arguments for “additional...

  • Renaming of the Yucca Center

    February 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I was born and raised in Roswell. I am an educated, Hispanic woman who attended east side schools in Roswell. I grew up down the street from Councilman Sanchez, lived around the corner from Councilwoman Velasquez, got married and raised my family in Ward 4...

  • Generic---Crime---Neighborhood---Watch

    A snapshot of things coming up

    February 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    By Steve Wolfe Much of the time, something happens to cause me to write about a particular topic for that Sunday, but it seems that this week has not been overly eventful. Oh, maybe the presidential caucus in Iowa and the primary election in New Hampshire...

  • Mark Leighton Robinson

    February 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Mark Leighton Robinson August 1927 – January 2016 Mark Leighton Robinson, age 88, passed away on January 26, 2016 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to moving to Albuquerque in 2009, Mark had resided in Roswell for approximately 50 years. Mark...

  • Mary Evelyn Roberts

    February 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Mary Evelyn Wyatt Roberts, 90, of Roswell, NM, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Mary Evelyn was born on December 4, 1925, in Roswell to Dillard H. and Gladys Brice Wyatt. She was a lifelong resident...

  • Steve John Staeden Jr.

    February 13, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Steve John Staeden Jr., 78, passed away February 11, 2016. He was born to Steve John Staeden and Mary Frances Staeden on May 8, 1937, in Roswell, NM. Steve’s banking/broker career began in Roswell with First National Bank, then to Roswell State Bank (1st...