Author archives: - RDR

  • ‘No’ votes against taxes explained

    July 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I felt I had to respond to Mr. Jose Mike Jimenez’s attack on the property owners of Roswell who do not always support school bonds. Let’s begin with the defeated Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell mill levy increase that Jimenez is especially upset...

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    MainStreet Roswell makes plan for monthly downtown fetes

    July 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    In an effort to encourage people to shop and eat in downtown Roswell, MainStreet Roswell plans to offer an evening event on the first Friday of each month starting this fall. “We want to encourage people to spend time downtown,” said Juliana Halvorson, a...

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    International narcotics official visits ILEA

    July 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary Dan Foote, of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement office, along with International Law Enforcement Academy Director John Chavers, spoke at Roswell’s ILEA campus Thursday about the future of...

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    Lane closure for South Atkinson Avenue

    July 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Beginning Monday, July 25, the southbound lane of South Atkinson Avenue from McGaffey Avenue to Hobbs Street will be closed for approximately five days. The closure is required to repair roadway failure around a sewer manhole. Motorists are asked to seek...

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    Three arrested after early morning pursuit

    July 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Police say an early morning pursuit in the southeast area of Roswell led to the arrest of three individuals. At about 5:45 a.m., an officer attempted to make a traffic stop involving an SUV, but the vehicle refused to stop. The officer pursued the vehicle...

  • Sharing economy is dismantling our economic models

    July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Need a ride? Text Uber to have a driver show up and take you there in his or her own vehicle. Need a vacation rental? Go to to book everything from a castle to a couch directly from the owner. Need tools, sports gear, photo equipment, garden space?...

  • Reciprocity weaves life’s laws into one fabric

    July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Scripture reveals the reciprocal nature of God’s commands stating, “The Word of God is quick, (alive) and powerful, and sharper than any two-edge sword …” Our unrepentant behavior suggests a failure to understand how the Word works in us — that it...

  • John Manuel Rocha

    July 22, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    John Manuel Rocha, 67, of Roswell, NM, passed away on July 19, 2016. He was born on December 21, 1948, in Sidney, Nebraska, to Guerillmo Salas Rocha and Josephine Guilez Montoya. A kind and hardworking man who loved his family, John worked with the city of...

  • False religions create violence

    July 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Did Russell Scott really ask what source I used for my statement about early Christians in war? How about the following: “A careful review of all the information available goes to show that, until the time of Marcus Aurelius [Roman emperor from 161 to 180...

  • Release your inner child and enjoy life’s moments

    July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    When I was asked to write a column for the Roswell Daily Record, the topic of subject matter came up. I was given a mandate to write on news occurring in and around Roswell. I therefore make it a practice to read the paper and see what is happening within the...