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  • Politics and disease go way back

    January 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    As the ferocious drama known as Obamacare continues to unfold on the national stage, I often muse on the interaction between policy and medicine. While news outlets certainly emphasize political response to health insurance (Obamacare) and disease (Zika,...

  • CASA advocates can be trusted

    January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    Today, a 12-year-old boy wrote to us, “Thank you for believing and trusting in me. No one has ever done that before. No one ever does what they say they will do, but you did.” Our CASA children know incredible abuse. Even worse, they are let down time and...

  • Rancor in the ranks is very disturbing

    January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am a senior octogenarian who has watched all of the elections since President Roosevelt’s victory in 1944. I was a senior in high school at the time and the teacher of my civics class included discussions of the campaign, the election, the Electoral...

  • Books can literally change our brain

    January 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

    Are you a book lover? Do you adore the smell of old books? Can you get lost in a world you wish you could experience? Could you spend hours in a bookstore or library? Most importantly, has a book ever changed your life? Books are this world’s greatest...

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    Authorities: Southeastern New Mexico sheriff killed in crash

    January 18, 2017 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

    Ackerman HOBBS — Authorities say a southeastern New Mexico sheriff has died in a crash. The Lea County Sheriff’s Office said Sheriff Steve Ackerman died Tuesday as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. There were no passengers in the...

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    DWI arrests in Chaves County

    January 18, 2017 • 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...

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    MainStreet Roswell gets a new slate of officers

    January 18, 2017 • Local NewsComments (0)

    With the recent resignation of acting President Rita Kane-Doerhoefer, MainStreet Roswell is moving forward with several new leaders in place. The new officers include President Molly Boyles, Vice President Jim Fielding, Peggy Seskey is remaining as treasurer...

  • Police: Man found with syringes, meth

    January 18, 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...

  • Taking a shameful ride around town

    January 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    It would be nice to have a new $20 million water park, a new multi-million dollar convention center even though we lose money on the one we already have, and let’s throw in a big tent city. Build it and they will come. Sounds great but we are 19 officers...

  • Everyone can use a friend

    January 18, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    (Editor’s note: The following letter is in reference to a photo and caption that ran in the Jan. 7 edition, in which J.T. Craycofat can be seen riding a horse in the snow to pick up groceries for a friend.) J.T. Craycofat, what a friend. We don’t have a...