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Attendance law a bad idea

April 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mayor Dennis Kintigh’s proposal for a city ordinance to deal with school absenteeism in our independent public schools would make criminals of parents and guardians if their children, ages 13 and under, do not attend school as required. Should the student’s absenteeism fall below a certain level, police would visit the home and give notice [&hellip...

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Golf tournament to help veterans

April 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Veteran supporters, I am the golf chairperson for Roswell Elks Lodge #969. For the past seven years, the Roswell Elks have hosted two charity golf fundraisers each year for our local community. These 14 tournaments have generated over $370,000 in...

War vets benefit from cannabis

March 31, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I would like to thank reporter Jeff Tucker for his article dated March 19, for upholding the fight against ignorance and bigotry over the issue of medical marijuana in Roswell. I’m pleased that Pecos Valley Pharmaceuticals has sidestepped the politics of...

Dangerous talk about ‘munchies’

March 31, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

After reading the article that appeared in the March 22 edition of the Roswell Daily Record, titled “County candidate backs cannabis growth,” with the comment in italics stating, “Lee B. Sides says pot’s greatest threat is ‘the munchies,’” it...

Dear Editor: Response to students,a challenge for class

March 28, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In response to the writers in Sunday’s RDR, there have always been a few, brave individuals from every religion who were conscientious objectors. And it’s true that the Italians were much less anti-semitic than the Germans and tried to protect some Jews....

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Middle school students respond to criticism

March 26, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Editor’s note: On March 20, Sandra Smith’s letter to the editor ran in response to an earlier letter by eighth-grade student Jeremiah Piñon, which was published along with other students’ letters on Jan. 20. Below are a series of letters his classmates...

Rehab, care center provides great care

March 25, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I would like to thank Mr. Ken Welsh and the nurses, therapist and staff of Pecos Valley Rehabilitation/Casa Maria Health Care Center. I just completed a 26 day stay there. I could not have been taken better care of. The facility is beautiful and well...

Slow library upgrade city’s responsibility

March 25, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I want to disagree with Ms. Cindy Wiser, president of the Friends of the Roswell Public Library. She was quoted in March 19’s paper, “Most library IT systems restored after upgrade,” as saying the upgrade produced a minor inconvenience, in that she had...

Shift in college fees could benefit students

March 24, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Free college education outlined by Bernie Sanders is appealing to many prospective students and their families. Possible in the USA? Unlikely! In a country I am familiar with, Norway, it is a reality but at a cost not likely acceptable here. They pay over 50...

‘Special rights’ for transgenders?

March 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear that Albuquerque Public Schools voted to give special rights to “transgender” students. Notice I said “special rights.” Before APS voted on the issue, students all had the same rights. A student was to use the...