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Opposing beliefs can lead to war

June 24, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Once again we have someone arguing with another over what they believe to be the “true meaning” of a particular scripture in the Bible. People don’t know it yet, but this “disagreement” is what leads to war. The war between the Catholics and the Protestants is only one example of “opposing belief in scripture” that [&hellip...

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There are options for swimming pool

June 24, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have followed with interest the controversy stirred up by the closing of the swimming pool at Cahoon Park. I want to share some thoughts that I feel are important for our city. This pool serves many in the city of Roswell but some of the chief beneficiaries...

Educators will skirt around attendance law

June 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

… As a new teacher in 1996, I listened to my principal and his assistant discuss ways to circumvent (laws regarding unexcused absences), and basically falsify records so this law could not be enforced. So, while I applaud the mayor and city council for...

Officials need to do as promised years ago

June 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Roswell, Chaves/Eddy/Lea County and New Mexico officials most probably do not remember public hearings 30 years ago when the Department of Energy sited the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Eddy County. During the meetings conducted by the DOE in Albuquerque,...

Wolfe served Roswell, family will be missed

June 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In the June 5 Sunday paper, there was the article from Steve Wolfe telling us that he and Gwen would be moving to the Amarillo area to be closer to their children and grandchildren. This is normal behavior for us older people so we understand, however, their...

Mayor not caring about the poor

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Like most “limited government” politicians, our mayor, Dennis Kintigh, evidently believes that the purposes of government at any level are to serve the rich and punish the poor. How else are we to interpret the positive zeal with which he seized the...

Error was intentional, to highlight problem

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Hooray and thank you, Velma Karr of Artesia (Letters of the Editor, June 19) for your response and comprehension of my May 21 letter (“Grad speeches should be practical”) that included the intentional error in bacon prices. I was hoping someone would...

Perplexed on RPD’s choice of force, timing

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing concerning our city’s first homicide of the year. I understand and appreciate the dangerous job that our law enforcement performs for our benefit. They never know with whom they are going to encounter, and any situation can turn violent and...

City workers are to be commended

June 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Having an office located just blocks from the Roswell Fire Department’s Central Station, several weeks ago while driving down Walnut Avenue I noted the alley behind the central station to be sparkling clean. At the end of the alley were two of Roswell’s...

Bible doesn’t back up writer’s contentions

June 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A letter by Sandy Smith in the May 28 Record showed some serious misunderstanding of scripture and history. First, she must explain the battle prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. This event is still in the future, and it tells of a battle in which Gog, a nation from...