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NMMI amphitheater facelift a good deal

October 21, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The Roswell City Council’s decision to enter into a partnership of sorts to revitalize the old Hope Amphitheater is one we fully support based on both economic and quality-of-life issues. The potential is obvious — and thankfully, not too late. Last week, councilors in an 8-1 vote approved an agreement presented to them by City [&hellip...

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Which candidate will win over the state in 2016? By the time New Mexico’s preferential

October 20, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

By the time New Mexico’s preferential primaries roll around on June 7, some 40 other states will have already voted for their party’s candidate. That means there’s a good chance the nation’s Democrats and Republicans will have already decided who...

Let’s talk pot sans condemnation

October 20, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

We hope you caught the report in Sunday’s paper about what neighbors around Nature’s Dairy had to say when asked about the proposed medical marijuana growing facility at the old plant. Citizens who live in the area had plenty to say about the plans to...

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Politically correct police kill Halloween

October 20, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

ESPANOLA — Alcalde Elementary Principal Deborah Mitchell has taken political correctness to a whole new level. The well-meaning principal banned scary Halloween costumes depicting the afterlife. If it hasn’t already been rewritten to reflect political...

Obamacare ‘Cadillac Tax’ turn around

October 14, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It turns out the Obamacare “Cadillac tax” on the wealthy also hits the factory workers making Cadillacs — and other middle-class Americans. That led presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week to call for its repeal. “Too many...

Think New Mexico’s latest brilliant brainstorms

October 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

It should be no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’m a big fan of Think New Mexico. It’s important to our state to have a nonpartisan think tank researching quality-of-life issues and pushing for changes, especially in the legislature, that...

Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

October 13, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The downside of having so many presidential candidates in the GOP field is that it increases the likelihood that one of them — or several — will say something so offensive that it taints everyone else. Ted Cruz is the latest. The Texas senator, who has...

Do the Democrats have debate envy?

October 12, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

We know it seems way early, but people are talking presidential politics like it’s January 2016 rather than early fall 2015. Walk through a crowded room and it’s almost impossible not to hear the names Fiorina, Carson, Bush, Trump, Cruz or Walker waft by....

A newcomer’s observations of Roswell’s parade

October 8, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Parade day in Roswell marks quite an event in the city, the streets lined with people as far as the eye can see. The parade itself began at 10 a.m., though my day started far before that. I personally wanted to experience the town as much as the festivities...

GOP Candidates peddle pain-free tax-cut nonsense

October 7, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

As the leading Republican presidential contenders unveil their recipes to sate the voracious anti-tax appetite of the right, the question isn’t so much whose plan is best, but whose does the most damage to the nation’s bottom line. All would cost...