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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 whom we could look for direction, former President Clinton, who had possibly the most corrupt...

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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...

Seeking keepsakes from New Mexico

February 8, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Hello! I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your lovely state of New Mexico. I would really appreciate it if you would...

Maintenance key to responsible upkeep

February 8, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Not one mention of long-term maintenance for that multi-million dollar project; not one. How come? A few decades ago, the Roswell City Council — similar to the current council — decided it would be a great investment to build Cahoon pool; lots more votes...

Voters Guide map had wrong district lines

February 8, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I received your Voters Guide for the school board election and my hopes soared, only to have them dashed. I had been to early voting and was told I was in District 4 and no one was running in that district. Then, in your map of districts, it showed I wasn’t...

New board should overrule Burris

February 6, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

We should all be proud and supportive of the Charlie’s Angels Dance Team at Roswell High. They are incredible! Yet there is some rule in some book that says they cannot go to the national competition … Does that make sense to anyone? Tis utter rubbish...