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Commissioners can still make right call

April 27, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The Chaves County Commission has an opportunity to listen to its constituents and make the right decision regarding the requested closure of Felix Canyon Road. At 9 a.m. on Monday, April 24, more than 30 Chaves County residents, mostly sportsmen, took time off from work to drive hours out of their way to a remote [&hellip...

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Publishing DWIs helps save lives

April 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As we reflect upon the outcome of last week’s Every 15 Minutes Program, we want to express our gratitude to Tim Howsare and the Beck family’s forethought and commitment of Roswell Daily Record for keeping alive the many preventable tragedies caused by...

Always need for toxic waste management

April 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Earth Day was celebrated many different ways this last weekend. I spent several hours at one of the most incredible interactive museums within driving distance of Roswell. I highly recommend the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas, for adults and children. The...

Civic clubs make community better

April 24, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

There has been some changes that the Roswell Daily Record has made recently regarding the reporting of activities by civic groups. I was told that the RDR is hoping to find a sponsor to help resume reporting on the activities of these groups. I hope this...

Sidewalk benefits walkers, handicapped

April 24, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I would like to take exception to the apparent views expressed by one of your readers regarding the sidewalk and handicapped ramps being installed on the northwest side of Main Street. 1. It is disturbing that someone would take issue with handicapped...

Corruption seen in hourly workers

April 24, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I appreciated and welcomed Mr. Kopp’s response to Mr. Abalos. Mr. Kopp’s letters were accurate, logical and definitive. Like Mr. Kopp, I have also worked with union membership. Additionally I have held administrative, supervisory and management positions....

Mental illnesses are a change of nature

April 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I believe mental illnesses are results of a change of nature, by what we call technological progress. The war on nature enters our lives with the genes we receive at conception and continues as long as we are dissatisfied with what the record calls good. We...

Celebrating Workers Memorial Day

April 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

April 28 marks Workers Memorial Day — the AFL-CIO’s way of honoring “those who have suffered … on the job.” Unfortunately, millions of employees are suffering under American labor law relatively unchanged since the 1940s. Less than 10 percent of...

Commissioners need to follow policy

April 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In consideration of the petition by Mr. Casabonne et al. to vacate a portion of Felix Canyon Road, the decision should be unanimous opposition. Our county commissioners need to unite behind a message that establishing a county road binds in perpetuity; and...

Consider citizens in road closure

April 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The Chaves County Commission is once again contemplating a road closure, which will deny reasonable access to federal and state lands to its citizens. The proposed 5.35 mile closure of Felix Canyon Road will necessitate an additional 80 mile round trip into...