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Requirements list makes ID experience easier

January 31, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am a mature citizen of New Mexico, born and raised in Roswell. I wanted to get my license before it expired in three months. I went to the New Mexico DMV website and printed out information on obtaining a real ID. After looking the list over, I called the 800 number in Santa Fe [&hellip...

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The vanishing police department

January 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Our mayor and five of our city councilors were elected or re-elected about three years ago. They all ran on solving Roswell’s crime problem. There was great hope that the new mayor would be up to the task as he was a former FBI agent and had the support of...

Trump doing what he said he would do

January 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Republicans didn’t bribe Iran to keep Americans hostage so Reagan could get elected, and Jeb Bush didn’t dump thousands of ballots to get his brother elected, as John Ford says (letter, Jan. 22). Iran released our citizens because Reagan said he’d go to...

Emolument clause not ‘alternative fact’

January 28, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This letter is to clarify what the writers of our Constitution meant in the emolument clause in the United States Constitution. This is something I have yet to see in the news. Article I, Section 9, clause 8, states: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted...

Tucker must want to ‘mold’ the facts

January 28, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I found the following quote of interest. It’s from a recent article written by RDR reporter and columnist Jeff Tucker regarding Trump’s inauguration. The quote was in reference to what should be expected of the modern American news media. “We must do a...

New ‘fad’ meters not needed

January 28, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (1)

I’m a 69-year-old retiree and Navy vet. When I moved into town from Midway, the City of Roswell Water Department made me buy my own meter. They DO NOT supply them for anyone free, except city buildings. I had to pay $1,400 for my meter, as does every...

Making the school board great again

January 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Three steps to make your school board great again. 1. Don’t vote for candidates who were former school administrators, for they are the problem. Edu-crats advance by the suppression of teacher innovation, and they despise boat rockers. With the exception of...

First step to get involved is to vote

January 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As you know, the school board election takes place Feb. 7. I have talked to quite a few people who live outside the city limits. Some do not know that they are eligible to vote in school board elections. Districts and boundaries for city elections and school...

Mental illness and loving your neighbor

January 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Why do good people suffer and die was one of my father’s last questions, knowing that he wouldn’t accept any of the church’s answers. I asked him why Jesus suffered and died. He said he didn’t know. How you answer the question, I asked, will reveal...

GOP women must follow national rules

January 23, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read your Snippet article in the Jan. 21 RDR criticizing the Chaves County Federated Republican Woman (CCFRW) for failing to invite a Democrat to appear to talk to its membership about his candidacy for the forthcoming RISD election. Your accusation was...