Author archives: - RDR

  • Kimi no Na wa, the Tohoku Tsunami, and Christmas 

    December 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    As I once again find myself in the comforts of home and movie watching after a brutal week of finals, I cannot help but pose the following query. Which new film has now earned more than $170 million worldwide, received critical claim, and will probably...

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    Dorothy Cook turns 100

    December 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Dorothy Jane (Strong) Cook Dorothy Jane (Strong) Cook will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Dec. 25 She was born in Wellington, Texas, to a mother and father who were early settlers in Texas. She often told her family about her grandmother being the owner...

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    St. Andrew’s adds yoga classes, changes class times

    December 22, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Yoga at St. Andrew’s will continue in 2017 with additional class times available. Yoga for Kids (ages 6-12) will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Yoga for Teens (13 and older) at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Yoga for Absolute Beginners (adults) will move to 5:30...

  • An encouraging moment in NM

    December 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Many New Mexicans may not be aware of an incident in Albuquerque a few weeks ago, only briefly reported, about a (presumably Muslim) woman wearing a hijab (scarf) in a Smith’s supermarket, who was verbally assaulted by a hysterical woman telling her to go...

  • Secularism is its own religion

    December 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I read in the paper where Belen and several other small towns across the country are refusing to take down their nativity scenes despite legal threats. I say good for them. As the mayor of Belen states, “The nativity scene not only represents the history of...

  • Anxiety disorders are tougher than one might think

    December 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Anxiety disorders aren’t real! People with mental illnesses are just looking for attention. As I sit here, typing away at my keyboard, trying to distract myself from the severe anxiety attack I had only minutes ago, I find those sentences very hard to...

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    Cirque du Soleil brings show to NM

    December 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: A depiction of a cricket from Cirque du Soleil’s show, “OVO.” (Submitted Image) Below: An image from Cirque du Soleil’s show “OVO.” (Submitted Photo) With the holidays upon us and New Mexicans searching for last-minute gifts, the...

  • Public Records

    December 21, 2016 • Public RecordComments (0)

    Marriage Licenses Nov. 1 Jeremy E. Earle, and Emily Ann Savoie Dylan M. Morgan, and Shady R. Rodriguez Nov. 2 Paul Phillip Vega, and Carissa J. Mestas Nov. 7 Christopher J. Salinas, and Cassandra M. Sambrano Gabriel Estrada-Villalobos, and Cassandra Lozano...

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    Eddy County faces whooping cough outbreak; Health officials encourage families to get vaccinated

    December 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Dec. 20 an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in Eddy County. Twenty cases of whooping cough have been investigated or are currently being investigated in Eddy County residents since Nov. 1, including 10...

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    DWI arrests in Chaves County

    December 21, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    In an attempt to make a real effort to reduce drunk driving in Chaves County, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the Roswell Police Department have agreed to furnish on a timely basis the photos and identifiers of all...