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    Heavy metal meets its match

    February 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: A foreman, left, is dwarfed while — like giant Jurassic predators taking huge bites at a kill site — this trio of excavators works tirelessly moving the rubble from the site of the former Roswell Municipal Airport, 1500 W. College Blvd. on...

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    Railroad District revitalization moves forward

    February 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Capture the vision of a group of local business people and city officials and you also would see in your mind’s eye a bustling, crowd-drawing commercial, art, shopping, and dining district near the railroads a few blocks east of downtown. The Railroad...

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    Patients get special deliveries

    February 13, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Johnny Gonzalez, center, gives balloons, bouquets and teddy bears to patients at Fresenius Medical Care on North Main Street as they come in for dialysis. He also has people delivering to patients at their homes. Pictured with Gonzalez, from left, are helpers...

  • Area blessed with ample water supply

    February 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    One of this area’s greatest natural resources is its water. It may not taste the best, but it’s more than we need — and that’s something most New Mexico communities don’t have. Water is a perpetual issue in many areas of our state, but not here. A...

  • Name center after Johnny Gonzales

    February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I saw in the paper a piece on another of Johnny Gonzales’ projects and immediately it solved the naming or renaming of various things for me. Let us rename the Yucca Center for Johnny and stop the quibbling about MLK Jr and Cesar Chavez. Johnny is our own...

  • Welfare office wrong to encourage voting

    February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I find it inappropriate for the welfare department to launch a propaganda message directed toward its clients. I recently heard a radio ad from Income Support Services of New Mexico Human Services Department encouraging one to vote. This ad presents an undue...

  • Thanks for team effort on forum

    February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    On behalf of the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association (LRAA), I would like to thank all city council and municipal judge candidates who participated in the candidate forum on Feb. 8. This was the 33rd forum sponsored by LRAA and we were honored to continue...

  • Who’s right, who’s wrong does matter

    February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    In your Jan. 30 editorial, you stated “who was right and who was wrong barely matters anymore” and the struggle between NMMI and the NMMI Alumni Association needs to be ended. Who was wrong does indeed matter, and is the central theme in the...

  • Deficit, national debt to soar

    February 11, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    The Jacksonville Daily News The omnibus budget deal and accompanying tax breaks for businesses and individuals that Congress agreed to in December will put a greater strain on the national debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest...

  • Grateful to hospital, friends and relatives

    February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I fell and injured my shoulder. I went to the emergency room at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, and I’d like to thank Jesse and John and Dr. Andrew Gross for providing me with good care while I was there. I’d also like to thank Dr. Earl Latimer who...