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Elected leaders should stand with sportmen

June 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Sportsmen and women in Chaves County and southeast New Mexico recently got steamrolled by the Chaves County Commission. The commissions vote to close a 5-mile stretch of Felix Canyon Road –– the primary access to public hunting unit 32 –– was not business as usual, as the commissioners would like us to believe. It’s part [&hellip...

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We shouldn’t degrade Roswell police

June 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Wednesday’s letter from Flo Wells about the Roswell Police Department’s use of military equipment seems a little misdirected. The equipment used by our Police Department should, and I believe currently does, reflect their current needs in today’s...

More on Article VI of the Constitution

June 20, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mr. Russell A. Scott’s letter to the editor on Sunday, June 18 made a very astute observation of Article VI of our Constitution and how it should have played a huge role during the confirmation hearing of Russell Vought for Deputy Director of the White...

Let’s get rid of SWAT truck

June 20, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On the front page of the RDR, Friday, June 16, we were treated to a picture of a “SWAT truck” that was getting needed repairs. It was actually a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, undoubtedly obtained from the U.S. military somehow. My question is,...

Climate change is not a hoax, however …

June 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am a pragmatic environmentalist. As an environmentalist I am always on the lookout for how we can make incremental changes to improve the world around us. As a pragmatist, I acknowledge that we need to advance our cause through practical steps that will...

Run for local office to make a change

June 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

My name is Douglas Purcell and I’m a Navy veteran and a senior citizen. This is a personal challenge to Craig Abalos and “Bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging Ralph Rivera,” (what he calls himself). Do like I just did, step up or shut up. If you are so...

Relapsing after detox kills recovering addicts

June 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I want to thank Jose Mike Jimenez for his heartfelt column in Saturday’s edition of the RDR opening the discussion about heroin and other opioid use in the Roswell area. As an addiction professional, I want to add another point to what he said. When...

People’s opinions shaped by media

June 17, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Now we have a consequence of ignoring the good news and focusing on the negative news about President Trump. The media has desired “to make a difference” for a long time, and they have succeeded. Polls show the way the people’s opinions have been shaped...

Most past presidents believe like Vought

June 17, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

We heard some interesting dialogue in the confirmation hearing of Russell Vought, the nominee for deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked, “You wrote, ‘Muslims do not simply have a deficient...

We need to move forward to future

June 14, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

While I found the article: “Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk” by Russell Contreras, AP, to be of special interest, it reminded me of a big opportunity that I believe this region of New Mexico is losing out on. Made famous by song, television and...