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Issues facing the smaller municipalities

March 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This week, the national news may be focused on Super Tuesday, but here in New Mexico, it’s the municipal elections that are making local headlines, with races being decided in cities and towns across the state. And since about half of all New Mexicans live in municipalities of fewer than 30,000 people, these local elections [&hellip...

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Last call! Vote today

February 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Early voting in this year’s municipal elections is now history. Today’s the last chance. We know it hasn’t been the most exciting election cycle. Roswell has five open council seats, but only two are being contested. And while the municipal judge’s...

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Of course you can teach an old dog new tricks

February 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

By Steve Wolfe We are all “creatures of habit” in many ways. The example was given of making breakfast in your own kitchen on any given workday. Your movements are identical every day. You grab the milk from the fridge, turn toward the counter, giving the...

Instead of renaming, get bronze statues

February 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Have been reading about this issue and have been concerned about all I have read about it. I appreciate the efforts but am surprised to see how ignorant people are about César Chávez. I continue to read how people say he was “never mentioned in their...

Chávez name good for Roswell

February 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

For months now, the names Martin Luther King Jr. and César Chávez have been synonymous with controversy. It’s indicative of an invisible roadblock from the Chaves County Commission, which refused to publicly consider renaming the Roswell Relief Route...

District’s strategic planning a big step forward

February 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This past week, the Roswell Independent School District participated in strategic planning for three days, bringing together teachers, school administrators and the community to help organize and discuss the future of the school district. Strategic planning...

Shared desire to save lives creates precise teamwork

February 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I don’t know what a heart attack feels like (knock wood), and I never want to find out. I do, however, have a good idea now of what it’s like to have emergency services respond to one. February is American Heart Month, and Eastern New Mexico Medical...

Municipal selections

February 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

This Tuesday, voters in Roswell will complete the task of reinstating or selecting anew our city leaders. Eight candidates are competing for three positions in this year’s municipal election, while three others are walking into re-election uncontested. This...

Optimism makes life bearable, make it a priority

February 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Editor’s note: The following was originally submitted to the Roswell Optimist Club as part of a writing contest Briana Hodge entered. From a young age, being optimistic put me ahead of everyone around me. It helped me excel in school and take a path unlike...

Cheap gas no boon but we’ll take it

February 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Jacksonville Daily News Don’t know about you, but we could get used to filling up our gas tank for $23. Did anyone believe we would see gasoline for sale around $1.60 a gallon again? Think back to the spring of 2012: Everyone’s talking about TV’s...