Author archives: - RDR

  • Reformers wrestle with deadly force

    February 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

    St. Louis Post Dispatch The decision to use deadly force shouldn’t depend on municipal boundaries. Police agencies here can and should lead the way by coming together around a common set of standards and practices that protect both police officers and the...

  • Naming center after local hero great idea

    February 17, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    What a wonderful idea Dan Gage had! Let’s rename the Yucca Center the Johnny Gonzales Center. This man has done so much for the people of Roswell in the organizing and carrying out of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, food drives, clothing drives, etc....

  • Voter access key to democracy

    February 17, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    A recent letter to the editor helped to highlight a serious problem with the electoral system in the United States, although probably not in the manner intended. He was complaining about the “wrong” state agency using “taxpayer” funding to encourage...

  • Flights have potential but need amending

    February 17, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

    I am writing to you about the Phoenix-to-Roswell route that American Airlines will begin to operate next month. I live and work in Los Angeles County, California, but I do make three or four roundtrips per year on American Airlines between Southern California...

  • Margaret Orosco Sedillo

    February 17, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Margaret Orosco Sedillo, 76, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. She was born on June 10, 1939, in Lovington, NM to Isidro and Dominga Trujillo Orosco. As the matriarch of her family, Margaret was very family oriented and chose to be a homemaker. She...

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    RSO Valentine’s Day concert warms heart and soul

    February 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Saturday evening, Feb. 13, was clear and unseasonably warm, which encouraged local music enthusiasts, in large numbers, to gather at Pearson Auditorium for the highly acclaimed appearance of The Texas Tenors in concert, with the Roswell Symphony Orchestra....

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    Local hospital to show Heart Gallery

    February 17, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    The Heart Gallery started as a traveling photographic and audio exhibit here in New Mexico, created to find forever families for children in foster care. In 2014, Gov. Susanna Martinez took on the Heart Gallery’s initiative as one of her own, unveiling the...

  • Recent DWI arrest in Chaves County

    February 16, 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...

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    Educators have strong message for governor

    February 16, 2016 • Local NewsComments (0)

    Above: Connie Derr, back to camera, executive director of the Albuquerque New Mexico AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) speaks to the crowd at an education rally held at the east entrance to the New Mexico State Capitol on...

  • Johnny Cortez Castro

    February 16, 2016 • ObituariesComments (0)

    Our beloved brother, Johnny Cortez Castro, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at El Calvario Iglesia Bautista (El Calvario Baptist Church, 600 E. Tilden,...