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  • Is high school greener on other side of the world?

    June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Greetings from across the globe! You know, one would think that, surrounded by the tropical splendor, the glistening ocean, and the marvelous food of the Philippine islands, I would quickly forget the traumatizing, confusing melee that was high school....

  • Protecting our city investments

    June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Recently the Roswell City Council voted to spend $99,300 to repair a leaking section of water line along West Country Club Road. There have been a number of busted water lines causing traffic detours over the years, so when City Engineer Louis Najar said it...

  • Educators will skirt around attendance law

    June 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

    … As a new teacher in 1996, I listened to my principal and his assistant discuss ways to circumvent (laws regarding unexcused absences), and basically falsify records so this law could not be enforced. So, while I applaud the mayor and city council for...

  • Officials need to do as promised years ago

    June 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Roswell, Chaves/Eddy/Lea County and New Mexico officials most probably do not remember public hearings 30 years ago when the Department of Energy sited the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. During the meetings conducted by the DOE in Albuquerque,...

  • Wolfe served Roswell, family will be missed

    June 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    In the June 5 Sunday paper, there was the article from Steve Wolfe telling us that he and Gwen would be moving to the Amarillo area to be closer to their children and grandchildren. This is normal behavior for us older people so we understand, however, their...

  • The GOP’s cynical strategy with minority voters

    June 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The face of America is changing very rapidly, and Republicans are reacting with a cynical and insidious attempt to hold back the future. The percentage of white voters continues to drop every election cycle, while the strength of nonwhites rises steadily. As...

  • George C. Butz “Corky”

    June 23, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    George C. Butz “Corky,” 87, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 on his 87th birthday with his loving family by his side. He was born in Auburn, the son of George J. and Louise (Guzik) Butz. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Navy and...

  • Rosalia A. Gonzales

    June 23, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Rosalia A. (Rosie) Gonzales passed away surrounded by her family at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, AZ on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 80. Rosie is preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester G. Gonzales Sr., mother Julianita Maldonado Bachicha, father...

  • Robert D. “Bob” Craig

    June 23, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending for Robert D. “Bob” Craig, age 83, who passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online...

  • Jeremy Lane Deason

    June 23, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    November 16, 1982 ~ June 20, 2016 Jeremy Lane Deason, loving family member and loyal friend, was born in Roswell on November 16, 1982 and deceased from a motor vehicle accident on June 20, 2016. Jeremy was 33 years young with a lifetime of living already...