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For drivers, NM 49th most risky state on your wallet

January 24, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

When I got to work last Monday, I was surprised to see that the red light on my office phone indicating voice messages wasn’t flashing. I was expecting at least two or three angry messages. It was only the day before that my column giving my take on the unfortunate three-vehicle wreck on North Main [&hellip...

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School bond vote is bargain for district

January 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

On Feb. 3, Roswell voters will return to the polls to decide on whether to approve the General Obligation Bond for school construction. Over the past 10 years, the Roswell Independent School District Board has completed more than $125 million worth of...

Healing needs to begin in Caraveo crash

January 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I had considered writing this column for last Sunday’s paper, but I think there were still a lot of raw emotions over a recent traffic incident that was a stark interruption to an otherwise normal, sunny day in the Alien City. On Jan. 6, a young man from...

A trip to a City Council meeting

January 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

My editor, Tim Howsare, thought it would be a good learning experience for me as an intern to go with our city editor and see a City Council meeting. So Thursday I went with Randal Seyler to see the January City Council meeting and was able to see the...

Full behavioral health audit reports must be released

January 10, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In the late 1970s, Meatloaf, the jumbo-sized pop singer with the equally large voice, extolled on his platinum album “Bat Out of Hell” that “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” But three out of 15 is far from acceptable by any standard. That’s only 20...

Time to de-connect from EarthLink

January 4, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

From 2000 to 2011 it was my home connection to the Internet. I would open the EarthLink program on my “gumdrop” iMac — an early 2000s model that came in five choices of yummy colors — I’d hear the tones of the a phone number dialing itself and the...

Middle-class retirees deserve better from Congress

December 28, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

The devastating pension reform crammed into the omnibus spending bill that will likely soon become law would allow pension trustees to slash the benefits of retired workers and cut future benefits for a shrinking pool of middle-income employees. These people...

For automakers, 2014 was the year of the recall

December 27, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. late last week expanded its recall of vehicles with defective and potentially deadly Takata manufactured airbags, which can explode and shoot metal shrapnel at drivers and passengers, to include the entire United States — a...

Reflecting on my first Christmas in Roswell

December 25, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Daily Record employees hamming it up at our company Christmas party last week. (Max Scally Photo) As the newspaper editor, Christmas Day itself is almost anticlimactic. The hustle and bustle at the office earlier this week is replaced by the near dead silence...

The day of my eBay hack attack

December 14, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

I’ve been hacked. On Dec. 2, I got an email from eBay stating that someone had used my account fraudulently. This hacker did me the favor of selling 10 Sony SmartWatches that pair up to a smartphone via Bluetooth for the low, low price of $65 each. What the...