Author archives: - RDR

  • 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...

  • Gloria S. Alvarado

    November 3, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Gloria S. Alvarado, 63, was called home to be with the Lord Friday, October 30, 2015. Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 4, 2015, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday November 5, 2015, at 2 p.m....

  • Margie Ellen Jones-Ray

    November 3, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Margie began her journey through this life on February 22, 1933. She passed into her eternal life on October 31, 2015. Margie was born in Sayre, Oklahoma, to Enoch and Eva Barker. She married Jimmie Jones on August 26, 1950, and they had four sons. In 1961,...

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    REAL ID focuses on NM licenses law

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    “New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez – FLICKR/SELECTUSA ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government’s decision to deny New Mexico an extension from tougher federal requirements on state driver’s licenses is putting New Mexico’s...

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    Woman’s pot garden ‘ex-seeds’ state limits

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A felony marijuana possession charge has been filed against a 68-year-old Santa Rosa resident over her overgrown backyard garden. The woman has valid medical marijuana cards, but police say she greatly exceeded what she was allowed to grow for personal use...

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    Congressional Hispanic Caucus raises civil rights issues

    November 3, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are raising questions about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s treatment of Latino farmers and ranchers. Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Linda Sanchez of California and fellow Democrats Michelle...

  • DWI Arrests

    November 3, 2015 • Police BlotterComments (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...