Author archives: - RDR

  • Pot on the ballot all over the place, but not in NM

    April 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    Last week, I wrote about how Gary Johnson, the probable Libertarian Party nominee for president, and how he has a shot, albeit a long one, at actually getting elected this time around. (You can read it at; click the Dispatch New...

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    Graduation rates dip slightly statewide

    April 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The four-year graduation rate in Roswell of 68.3 percent is close to the statewide average. Other local school districts with smaller student populations have seen wider fluctuations in graduation rates over the years. (Submitted Photo) Four-year high school...

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    Group holds ‘Stand by Me for Liberty’ rally

    April 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Jackie Witt, left, and Kris Ann Robles were among about 30 people from New Mexico who protested Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. outside the Chaves County Courthouse on Main Street as part of the national Stand by Me for Liberty rallies. The protests against...

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    NMMI Cadets help plant roses

    April 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Members of the Morning Garden Club, along with NMMI cadets, planted roses and other ornamentals Saturday at the museum for the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico. About 10 rose bushes and 10 other plants were planted. Pictured are Branka...

  • Leaf blower stolen from vehicle

    April 18, 2016 • 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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    Roswell woman indicted for allegedly battering police officer

    April 18, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    On Thursday, Chaves County’s 12-member grand jury indicted four more people on charges ranging from battery of a peace officer to drug trafficking. Since convening in February the grand jury has indicted 50 individuals on a wide range of crimes....

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    Recent DWI arrests in Chaves County

    April 18, 2016 • 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...

  • At what stage should a child be protected?

    April 18, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    A letter in the April 10 RDR was championing abortion. As we see so often, the letter made some statements that have been spoken so often that many people accept them as true. To begin, we must understand the “constitutional gymnastics” that led to Roe...

  • Lois Ann Dominguez

    April 18, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory for Lois Ann Dominguez, 68, who passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized...

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    Voter event brings public, Democratic candidates together

    April 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Democratic candidates Lee Sides and Richard Garcia met with the public at Saturday’s voter event outside of Farmers Country Market on Hobbs Street. Sides is running for Chaves County Commission, while Garcia is seeking to a state House seat (Lisa Dunlap...