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Community Kitchen served a great meal

February 4, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Wow! Congratulations Wow! A big high-five to the Community Kitchen of Roswell for the great hot meal served on Christmas Day between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Community Kitchen has been serving a hot meal each weekday to the needy for no charge. This great meal was put together by the [&hellip...

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Indoor pool must meet broad range of needs

February 4, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

We certainly agree with City Councilor Berry Foster about our two proposed new pools. The city is about to commit millions of our dollars for a new recreation center and two swimming pools, an indoor and an outdoor one. Councilor Foster says we need to think...

Muslims, ISIS aren’t the real threats to US

February 3, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I don’t understand this Trump ban on Muslims. We have had no successful terror attacks by a foreign terrorist since Sept. 11, 2001. Our national security agencies have done their jobs of keeping us safe to absolute perfection. No Americans killed by foreign...

Time change wouldn’t start school earlier

February 3, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Deep within your Tuesday article on the legislation that Cliff Pirtle is sponsoring, a clarification needs to be made in the “Pirtle Time” section pertaining to his SB 239, which attempts to put all of New Mexico on permanent Daylight Saving Time (DST)....

Support candidates for every district

January 31, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

After my last letter to the RDR concerning voter involvement in the school board elections, many asked me what can be done to promote involvement. First of all, all parents and grandparents must be convinced that their children’s education is at stake....

Requirements list makes ID experience easier

January 31, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am a mature citizen of New Mexico, born and raised in Roswell. I wanted to get my license before it expired in three months. I went to the New Mexico DMV website and printed out information on obtaining a real ID. After looking the list over, I called the...

The vanishing police department

January 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Our mayor and five of our city councilors were elected or re-elected about three years ago. They all ran on solving Roswell’s crime problem. There was great hope that the new mayor would be up to the task as he was a former FBI agent and had the support of...

Trump doing what he said he would do

January 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Republicans didn’t bribe Iran to keep Americans hostage so Reagan could get elected, and Jeb Bush didn’t dump thousands of ballots to get his brother elected, as John Ford says (letter, Jan. 22). Iran released our citizens because Reagan said he’d go to...

Emolument clause not ‘alternative fact’

January 28, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This letter is to clarify what the writers of our Constitution meant in the emolument clause in the United States Constitution. This is something I have yet to see in the news. Article I, Section 9, clause 8, states: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted...

Tucker must want to ‘mold’ the facts

January 28, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I found the following quote of interest. It’s from a recent article written by RDR reporter and columnist Jeff Tucker regarding Trump’s inauguration. The quote was in reference to what should be expected of the modern American news media. “We must do a...