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City needs to set spending priorities

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In just one week I have read several articles where the city is planning to spend $50 million to $60 million on three major projects funded through tax bonds. We all know about the rec and swim center replacement project for Yucca and Cahoon that is being considered for $18 million. Just last week, councilor [&hellip...

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Remembering loved ones this day

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On this day, Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day), I want to tell you about two men in our family. My mother’s brother, Pvt. Luis Rodriquez, was killed in the Battan Death March on June 18, 1942, at the age of 22. Also, my father, Ignacio Rodriquez Sr.,...

Young socialists on campuses

December 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have resisted the impulse to comment on our college students and young people across our country without success. As I watch these young people protest and colleges providing safe places, days off from their education, tests delayed, therapy dogs and safety...

Thanks to couple who picked up check

December 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Thank you to the Texas couple who picked up our dinner Dec . 4, 6:30 p.m. at Pasta Café in Roswell! What a marvelous surprise to hear I had no bill, and the meal was great. We reminded them of their now-gone grandparents and they were on a date-weekend to...

$20 million facility would be nice, but …

December 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Councilmen/women and Parks and Recreation Commission: Are you blowing smoke? A $20 million pool and recreation facility would be nice for any city of 50,000. Should the mean income and other economic factors be included in the equation — such as how many...

Thanks from Holly-Day crew

December 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Once again, the 36th annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show was a huge success, raising nearly $8,000 to benefit the youth of our area. These funds have been distributed to The Assurance Home, the First Tee Program of Southwestern New Mexico, the Roswell...

Defaced license plates a problem

December 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Have you noticed or observed the number of license plates that are defaced? Between College Boulevard and Wal-Mart the other day, I observed 29 license plates that were defaced. The coloring was gone or partially gone, the letters either barely highlighted...

Funding the rec and swim center

December 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing this letter in reference to the article in Thursday’s paper regarding the funding options for the development and maintenance of a new recreational and swim center being proposed. I agree with city councilor Steve Henderson that the people of...

Breadth of behavior should be considered

December 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This is in response to Ms. Bethany Freudenthal’s column about pornography and minimizing harm. In it, she asked if a Muslim journalist violated the ethic of “minimizing harm” by doing an interview with Playboy magazine. My answer is, no, there was no...

Thanks expressed, along with concerns

December 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

First I want to thank the Salvation Army and Harvest Ministries, both of whom have helped me in times of need. My concerns are as follows: Some workers are on strike because they want a yearly salary of $47,000. I live on Social Security and get $1,026 per...