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Underachieving session shows ineffective governor

March 28, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

A few weeks back, in the depths of New Mexico’s legislative session, I wrote that the governor and lawmakers would end up compromising on the state budget, because that’s how the process works. “That’s politics, ‘the art of the compromise,’” I said. Boy, was I wrong! Instead, the session ended with a budget that Gov. [&hellip...

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Sens. should support Gorsuch, Wilson nods

March 27, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with interest and dismay about the pending Senate hearings on former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson’s nomination to Secretary of the Air Force and the continuing circus of Senate hearings to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Our senior...

Wind, solar farms add to state’s investment

March 27, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The Roswell Daily Record recently published an article about Xcel, our electric company, investing $1.6 billion in New Mexico to build the state’s largest wind turbine farm just south of Portales and northeast of Roswell. This new wind farm will be added to...

GOP health plan would be harmful

March 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The congressional Republican health care plan will be a disaster for working families. Their plan will take health care away from 24 million people across the country and impose painful taxes on working people. Budget experts predict that out-of-pocket...

Governor ignores scientific facts

March 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

With a stroke of her veto pen, Gov. Susana Martinez has prevented lifting of penalties imposed on school teachers for taking more than three of their entitled 10 sick days in a school year. She justified this meanness by saying it would save school districts...

Other ways to offset mayor, will of people

March 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Everyone knows I have been vocal with Mayor Kintigh on some of his ideas on how to run Roswell. I can do that because I voted for him. Seems like some of our city councilors think they know better than the voters. For any councilor to propose an ordinance to...

‘Nuclear option’ might dethrone our mayor

March 25, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In viewing the March 23 ‘nuclear option’ article in the RDR, I say, I hope City Councilor Natasha Mackey and the citizens are successful in dethroning “king” Kintigh. He said “the mayor is responsible for the success of the city.” Well sir, it’s...

Living a full life by losing your breath

March 25, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. How often do you have moments that leave you breathless? Consider this as an alternate method of measuring your life. If the moments you were breathless were...

Preparing to celebrate memorial of Christ’s death

March 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Worldwide, volunteers have begun distributing invitations to the Memorial of Jesus Christ’s death, which this year, falls on Tuesday, April 11 after sundown. Jesus himself instituted this celebration at the Passover of 33 C.E. As the Apostle Paul says, “I...

Commending detectives for reopening cold case

March 24, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Sometimes I can be a little harsh on Roswell’s leaders and its police department. However, from time to time I am proven wrong about some things and when this happens, then I want to be certain to give praise and kudos to those who are deserving of these...