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Oceans of water, two-thirds of planet

April 6, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

About 4 billion years ago, hydrogen and oxygen combined to create water (H2O) that rained from the atmosphere to form the oceans. At one time the entire earth surface was completely under water. Today the earth’s surface is two-thirds ocean water and, in some places, 7 miles deep. The latest technology has finally allowed us [&hellip...

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Poverty breeds crime and other failures

April 4, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Among the highest rate of child poverty in the U.S., an education system hamstrung by ideologues, a bleak economic outlook and rising crime rate, New Mexico is in need of urgent care to stabilize her vital signs. Crime being the number one issue in most...

Dems must become the workers’ party

April 4, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

  Recently, Arizona Sen. John McCain said “I am more worried about this country than I’ve been in my entire lifetime.” I can’t help but agree. Our political differences have reached a stage of impasse that offers no resolution. There is no...

Our mayor and his manager searches

April 3, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I see in the paper that another out-of-town candidate for city manager has been selected by our mayor to run things. Another allegedly qualified candidate provided by that search firm in Texas that has done so well with the City of Roswell and that position...

Cahoon Park Pool Simplified

April 3, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

(An open letter to the mayor and city councilors:) We would like to see the Cahoon Park Pool opened summers until our new aquatic center is built. To overcome concerns raised by the mayor and several city councilors, residents commissioned an engineering...

City urged to recognize Parkinson’s disease

March 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

This April, I urge our neighbors to take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Over one million Americans live with Parkinson’s and many of them are living right here in Roswell. Recent research has led to new treatments and current research is promising,...

GOP must act without the Dems

March 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Chuck Schumer, the leader of Senate Democrats, says he’ll filibuster Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court because that’s what his constituents’ want. If he keeps his promise and Senate Democrats also vote no, President Trump...

New school board’s agenda impacts future

March 30, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I sat in the Roswell School Board meeting on March 14 in disbelief as I listened to Nicole Austin state that no positions or programs have been cut in the RISD. Who is she fooling? The Content Specialist and all Reading Coaches’ positions have already been...

Sens. should support Gorsuch, Wilson nods

March 27, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with interest and dismay about the pending Senate hearings on former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson’s nomination to Secretary of the Air Force and the continuing circus of Senate hearings to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Our senior...

Wind, solar farms add to state’s investment

March 27, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The Roswell Daily Record recently published an article about Xcel, our electric company, investing $1.6 billion in New Mexico to build the state’s largest wind turbine farm just south of Portales and northeast of Roswell. This new wind farm will be added to...