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Flights have potential but need amending

February 17, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing to you about the Phoenix-to-Roswell route that American Airlines will begin to operate next month. I live and work in Los Angeles County, California, but I do make three or four roundtrips per year on American Airlines between Southern California and Roswell, so I believe that I have standing to write you [&hellip...

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Center renaming letter proves point

February 16, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In reference to the “Renaming of the Yucca Center” letter by Patricia Coranado-Kuemmerle on Sunday: First, the letter was a good one, thank you Patricia. In that letter, Patricia inadvertently “hit the nail on the head” and answered her own question...

Columnist’s argument specious, misleading

February 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Merilee Dannemann’s column, “Any increased restrictions on firearms is a slippery slope” (RDR, Feb. 11), starts with some logical opinions about the need for some reasonable limits to some of our natural rights. But her arguments for “additional...

Renaming of the Yucca Center

February 13, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I was born and raised in Roswell. I am an educated, Hispanic woman who attended east side schools in Roswell. I grew up down the street from Councilman Sanchez, lived around the corner from Councilwoman Velasquez, got married and raised my family in Ward 4...

Name center after Johnny Gonzales

February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I saw in the paper a piece on another of Johnny Gonzales’ projects and immediately it solved the naming or renaming of various things for me. Let us rename the Yucca Center for Johnny and stop the quibbling about MLK Jr and Cesar Chavez. Johnny is our own...

Welfare office wrong to encourage voting

February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I find it inappropriate for the welfare department to launch a propaganda message directed toward its clients. I recently heard a radio ad from Income Support Services of New Mexico Human Services Department encouraging one to vote. This ad presents an undue...

Thanks for team effort on forum

February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On behalf of the Leadership Roswell Alumni Association (LRAA), I would like to thank all city council and municipal judge candidates who participated in the candidate forum on Feb. 8. This was the 33rd forum sponsored by LRAA and we were honored to continue...

Who’s right, who’s wrong does matter

February 12, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In your Jan. 30 editorial, you stated “who was right and who was wrong barely matters anymore” and the struggle between NMMI and the NMMI Alumni Association needs to be ended. Who was wrong does indeed matter, and is the central theme in the...

Grateful to hospital, friends and relatives

February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I fell and injured my shoulder. I went to the emergency room at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, and I’d like to thank Jesse and John and Dr. Andrew Gross for providing me with good care while I was there. I’d also like to thank Dr. Earl Latimer who...

Charter schools show greater successes

February 11, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On Jan. 19, the RDR reprinted an Associated Press article by Morgan Lee stating that that New Mexico charter schools are more expensive than our traditional public schools while only producing similar academic results. The article did not back up its...