Author archives: - RDR

  • The sky is falling

    November 4, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Regarding Tom McDonald’s column in the RDR 10/29/15. Time, 6/24/74 and Newsweek, 4/28/75 ran front covers and articles about the crippling dangers of (a global cooling) observance, and now, just a few years later, the danger is reversed. You, and Al Gore,...

  • GOP candidates agree on necessity of lowering taxes

    November 4, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

    The Orange County Register The third Republican presidential debate was more placid than the first two, even as candidates traded numerous barbs. With the economy as the theme Wednesday night, the 10 candidates were in general agreement that growth is...

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    Test results show lower scores

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Roswell district set to scrutinize results. (click to enlarge) New Mexico school districts received student performance scores last week for the spring 2015 PARCC assessment tests taken in March. PARCC scores set a new proficiency standard for students based...

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    Fall: Your colors are showing!

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: The changing leaves in the afternoon sun Tuesday in Cahoon Park. Below:The changing leaves had a golden glow Tuesday in the afternoon sun along North Kentucky Avenue (Shawn Naranjo Photos)...

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    Hobson Road project meeting to be held

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    An engineering firm will host a public meeting Thursday about drainage issues along Hobson Road. The meeting will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Chaves County Administration Building at 1 Saint Mary’s Place in Roswell...

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    Roswell man gets a nearly 4-year sentence for meth

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A Roswell man was sentenced Monday in federal court to 46 months in prison for violating federal narcotics trafficking laws. Francisco Mejia, 44, was also sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces to three years of supervised release following his prison...

  • Voting rights: an automatic voter registration

    November 3, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

    Houston Chronicle For those of us who have grown accustomed to the red-versus-blue wars about the act of voting in recent years, it may come as a surprise to realize that voter registration is nowhere enshrined in the Constitution. As Harvard historian Alex...

  • Streets named after criminals

    November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Why must we name buildings, streets and schools after people? We now have children attending schools named for people who are criminals, some who are still in prison. Sue Coghill Roswell...

  • Street names not the issue

    November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Upon reading the RDR dated October 28, the names of Elena Velasquez and Juan Oropesa, two members of the Roswell City Council, state that they want S. Main/McGaffey streets to the RIAC changed to Cesar Chaves Boulevard. First off, I have no problem with...

  • New theater seats are great

    November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Wow, the new seats at the Allen theater are just fantastic, and everyone should know. Comparable to a Lazy Boy recliner with electric controls for back and legs, and a huge leap forward in customer comfort and enjoyment. We enjoyed them (recently) and all...