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An architect’s assessment of Cahoon Park Pool

September 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I know this is like the proverbial “beating a dead horse,” but after having an opportunity to personally view Cahoon Park Pool, I would like to offer my final two cents. In my professional opinion, the concrete shell of the pool is in good condition. Concrete is a very durable and long-lasting construction material. The [&hellip...

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College funding, job creation worth support

September 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (1)

Perhaps in eight or 10 months, local voters will be asked to decide about a bond issue of $16 million or more to fund the new recreation and aquatic center that city leaders want built, a project that could hold a great deal of promise for the area. The...

The death penalty as a political football

September 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Any day now, if she hasn’t already, Gov. Susana Martinez will call lawmakers to Santa Fe for a special session. A serious shortfall in tax revenues necessitates the session, or else she wouldn’t be calling it in the first place. About a month ago, she...

A recipe for life, always be humble and kind

September 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Have you ever met someone for the first time and within 30 seconds you can tell you really don’t care for them? How can you assess a person that quickly? We all do it. First impressions can be hard to overcome but, without exception, you have had a first...

Meetings question public’s input

September 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week two public gatherings came to the forefront that raise questions about accessibility and input within the city of Roswell. The first came at the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Monday. The city is leaving this officially...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Locator program setback It turns out implementation of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Project Lifesaver program — which gives senior citizens with dementia GPS devices so they can be found more easily if they wander off — won’t be as easy to restore...

Roswell and the city’s misplaced priorities

September 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I unrolled my Roswell Daily Record on Tuesday morning and at the top of page A1 was an article about Parks and Recreation commissioners being upset with Roswell’s city leaders. It reminded me of a discussion I had earlier with my best friend about the...

Considering scriptural principles before deciding to vote

September 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s an old saying, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” With a world so full of problems, what is the solution? As the elections near, many feel that enacting better government is a good place to start. Some may even...

Enjoy all the little things during senior year

September 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As senior year starts for some back home in Roswell, I have begun to reflect on the things that I did in my senior year. I spent time with friends, worked hard on the yearbook, did a wonderful play in drama club, and got into two colleges that I loved....

The people want to hear what Johnson has to say

September 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The first of three nationally broadcast presidential debates will take place at 7 p.m. Monday night from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Republican nominee Donald Trump will square off with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in six 15-minute...