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Don’t glorify Billy the Kid

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments (1)

Dear Editor: Tragically, New Mexico is nationally ranked seventh per capita in violent crime — many of the victims have been minors. Criminals (e.g. the Memphis Gang) have flocked and are flocking to our state, because in their own words, “New Mexico is soft on crime.” Sadly, our state has a juvenile delinquency, including a [&hellip...

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Failing education system

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Dolen’s letter; I criticized free lunches, uniforms, planners and computers in the classroom not on their individual merits, but because each was sold to the public with the promise that each would be the answer to poor...

Three decisions in 30 days

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: KOB reported on Aug. 30, 2011, that Governor Martinez has called a 30-day special legislation session for the decennial redistricting. She added two items on the special session agenda. The legislators are being asked to consider eliminating...

The National Debt

September 13, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: Recently, Congressman Steve Peace, representing the Second District of New Mexico, held an open forum at the Roswell Adult Center. Not having been in attendance at the forum, I am limited to responding to a letter to the editor from one who was...

Votes for Sage appreciated

August 7, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: On behalf of Sage, Diane (her owner/handler) and the Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve, I want to thank all who supported and voted for Sage in the recent American Humane Association contest. Sage won the category of Search/Rescue dogs and now...

Dear Editor

July 23, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

I have been reading the paper everyday and I believe some people think the word Catholic is a bad word. Let me give you a little light on that. Literally, the word “Catholic” [Greek, Katholike] means “general” or...

Pandering to the wealthy

July 9, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: I am becoming more confused every day. The Republicans adamantly refuse to raise the national debt limit or raise taxes for the rich. They also refuse to stop giving huge subsidies to the oil, tobacco and ethanol producers. Sen. Mitch McConnell...

Praise for Pearce

June 25, 2011 • Dear Editor • • Comments Off

Dear Editor: This letter is intended to commend the work Congressman Steve Pearce has done to try to prevent thousands of acres of productive ranch and energy producing land from becoming unproductive by allowing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare...

Alice Eppers departing Pearce local office

June 12, 2011 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Roswell is blessed to have such a devoted public servant as Alice Eppers. For her entire life—most of which was spent here in Chaves County—Alice has tirelessly served those around her in every way she could. The list of boards,...

Alice Eppers departing Pearce local office

June 12, 2011 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear Editor: Roswell is blessed to have such a devoted public servant as Alice Eppers. For her entire life—most of which was spent here in Chaves County—Alice has tirelessly served those around her in every way she could. The list of boards,...