Author archives: - RDR

  • Obamacare ‘Cadillac Tax’ turn around

    October 14, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

    It turns out the Obamacare “Cadillac tax” on the wealthy also hits the factory workers making Cadillacs — and other middle-class Americans. That led presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week to call for its repeal. “Too many...

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    Elderly man accused of killing wife

    October 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Yellow police tape placed around a home in the 1400 block of South Elm Avenue early Tuesday marks the scene of the 10th homicide this year in the Roswell area. Ignacio Aguirre, 78, of Roswell, allegedly fatally stabbed his wife, Delores Aguirre, 70, before...

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    Belen fights to keep Nativity

    October 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    A Nativity scene in Belen is displayed next to City Hall, where it has been since 1992. The little town of Belen, Spanish for Bethlehem, is fighting to keep the all-year round Nativity scene on city property, despite objections from a Wisconsin-based...

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    Eleventh Annual Buddy Walk scheduled for Saturday

    October 13, 2015 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Jessica Burson, Miss New Mexico 2014, makes a new friend during last year’s Buddy Walk (Submitted Photo). October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Southeast New Mexico 2015 Buddy Walk, with the out-of-this-world theme “Take me to your Buddy Walk,”...

  • October 13, 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...

  • Think New Mexico’s latest brilliant brainstorms

    October 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

    It should be no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’m a big fan of Think New Mexico. It’s important to our state to have a nonpartisan think tank researching quality-of-life issues and pushing for changes, especially in the legislature, that...

  • Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    October 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

    The downside of having so many presidential candidates in the GOP field is that it increases the likelihood that one of them — or several — will say something so offensive that it taints everyone else. Ted Cruz is the latest. The Texas senator, who has...

  • Political views from a neighbor

    October 13, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Bernie Sanders and I are opposites, he’s a socialist and I’m to the right of Rush, but we could share a bowl of ice cream. We agree that the immigration and trade policies of Democrats and Republicans enrich the wealthy and cost us jobs. The middle class...

  • Thoughts on gun control

    October 13, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Over the past several days I have seen the anti-gun editorial cartoons and the pro-gun control article in the Roswell Daily Record favoring additional restrictive laws in order to stop the violence which has seemingly become rampant in this country. I would...

  • Gary Fletcher

    October 13, 2015 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Gary Fletcher, 71, passed away October 6, 2015. Born in El Centro, CA on October 10, 1943, and raised in Roswell, NM. He served in Vietnam with the Army. He transferred to Denver with Moore Business Forms, retiring in 1995. He founded his own company as a web...