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Awareness needed for mental health

April 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Since one of every four or five of us needs psychiatric care with medications, well managed, it is easy to see why we have a mental health crisis in America. I heard a state senator say that whenever we change state administrations, mental health takes a hit. We have not recovered from the disaster by [&hellip...

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Renewable energy could create jobs

April 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

So our state legislators have pulled the plug on solar tax credits. Instead, Gov. Susana Martinez went on a mission into southern California trying to entice business owners to relocate in our state. Hopefully, there are business owners searching for the...

Thanks to sponsors of Rise with Roswell

April 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to all of those who sponsored this year’s Rise with Roswell Agriculture Breakfast. This event is particularly close to my heart and I was elated at the amount of gracious support the Roswell Chamber of...

Mayor should focus on city’s potholes

April 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I take offense to the mayor’s approach to wasting millions to build a new swimming pool when the potholes need to be fixed on every street in Roswell. I’m tired of tearing up new cars with all these potholes. If he wants to go the route of raising taxes,...

Thoughts on politics, today and the past

April 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

It seems everyone is now so excited about politics, as if who you vote for will really make a difference. Think about this fact for a minute: At the end of the Carter administration in 1980, the United States was the greatest monetary lender to other nations...

Letter writers lost sight of the issue

April 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Some recent letters to the editor have been dueling about New Mexico House Bill 55, which would allow a business to refuse services if they are in conflict with the religious beliefs of the owner. Those writers have lost sight of the original question. Should...

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...

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...