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  • Learning from the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

    February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Tomorrow we celebrate Presidents’ Day, a holiday that includes President Lincoln’s birthday. President Lincoln led our country through a low point in our history. The Civil War resulted in the deaths of over 700,000 of our own citizens, according to...

  • Consider promoting from within the city

    February 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    So long to our latest interim city manager! When will the mayor and city councilors get it? I know the mayor doesn’t think so but, we have competent qualified people right here in Roswell who can do the job of city manager. He keeps looking for someone to...

  • Climate change and shame, shame, shame

    February 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I been thinkin’, and that is bad, ‘cause when I look around I get real sad. Global warmin’ ain’t goin’ away, and climate change is here to stay. Thousands of scientists say it is true, so why doesn’t the president believe it too? We’ll keep on...

  • Maximize input in hiring process

    February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Superintendent Tom Burris’ abrupt resignation last week in the wake of the Roswell Independent School District’s school board election is a sign of things to come. Ready or not, change is coming to the district — and it will be up to the new school...

  • Why the Roswell Incident matters today

    February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

      When you think about it, the history of U.S. political coverups is a long one. There was Watergate of, course, but also the nefarious mind-control program known as MK-Ultra. Then there was Iran-Contra, which involved illegally smuggling weapons to Iran...

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    MainStreet shows its giving side

    February 17, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Fourteen businesses and 11 charities were involved in the MainStreet has a Heart fundraising campaign that culminated in presentations Friday. Stealing a lot of the spotlight was Nacho the burro and Schnapps the lama from the Runyan Ranches Rescue Zoo,...

  • Man arrested for unlawful use of license

    February 17, 2017 • Police BlotterComments (0)

    The arrest records available in the police blotter are public information. Any indication of an arrest on a charge and/or multiple charges does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven...

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    Carlsbad elevators now back in service

    February 17, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    CARLSBAD — The elevators at Carlsbad Caverns National Park went back into service Thursday, two days earlier than anticipated, after required safety maintenance was completed, park officials said. All new steel cables used for lifting and lowering the cars...

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    Chaves County Senior Olympics local games registration

    February 17, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Roswell Ongoing until March 18 The registration starts for Chaves County Senior Olympics at the Roswell Adult & Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. $10 per person. The games take place from March 21 until May 14. For more information, call Sara Hall...

  • Ramon O. Lucero 1935 – 2017

    February 17, 2017 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Ramon O. Lucero, age 81, of Sacramento, California, passed away on Friday (February 10, 2017) at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Arabela, NM to Roger and Maria Lucero, Ray met and married his wife,...