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Learning is really the student’s responsibility

February 15, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

If we want better educated students, we need to change our emphasis. Here’s why. I handed my father my report card filled with B’s and one D. He ignored the B’s. He raised his eyebrows when he saw the D. “Why the D?” he asked. I said that it was the teacher’s fault. Not mine. As I was [&hellip...

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HB50 would restrict temporary transfers

February 15, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Late Friday evening, the New Mexico House Judiciary Committee approved Bloomberg-backed House Bill 50, sponsored by State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, along a 7-6 party-line vote. Thank you to the members of the committee who opposed this...

Letter writer knows of which he speaks

February 13, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Last week, the RDR published a letter by Dave Swink, regarding the need for a 50-year written preventative maintenance time line for future Roswell assets. Dave retired from John Deere, where he was head of the department that wrote the maintenance manuals...

Too many loose ends about new rec center

February 13, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In a recent letter to the editor, I questioned the logic behind building an inside and outside pool for the proposed new recreation center, so when a public hearing on the project was held on Thursday last, at a City Council meeting, I was compelled to...

Editorial suggests jobs at any cost

February 13, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The RDR editorial of Jan. 29, “Boosting the state economy,” began with former President Clinton’s 1992 campaign slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” The writer then gave reasons why he believed we should legalize marijuana. Of all the people to...

An open letter to new school board

February 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Alan, James, Mona, Nicole and Ruben: Thank you (and your families) for taking the time, effort and commitment to run for the board of the RISD. And I say families because they will assist your effort with time and support such as answering the phone....

A letter from the chief of police

February 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

To our community of Roswell: As the Roswell Police Department and Roswell’s citizens strive to work together to make our community a better place and thriving city, I ask for your help in two very important ways. The first request asks our residents who can...

Underserving the Spanish-speakers

February 10, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Over half the population of Roswell is Hispanic, meaning people whose first (often only) language is Spanish. We also have two fine multiplex movie houses in town, yet neither shows Mexican or other Spanish-language movies. Not only is this a remarkable...

Thanks to RDR, RISD candidates

February 10, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Congratulations to you and your staff for the excellent coverage of the Roswell Independent School District election campaigns. In today’s modern world, education is so important for the future of Southeast New Mexico. Also a huge thank you to all the...

Nice article in giving, caring community

February 10, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I wanted to write and thank you for the nice article Curtis Michaels wrote about Gale Landrum and the Assurance Home Thrift Shop that was in the paper Feb. 4. Assurance Home is so thankful that we live in such a giving and caring community. Our Thrift Shop is...