October 29, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Pearce for U.S. House In the short time Democrats have controlled the White House and Congress our nation has been sunk into a level of debt which defies comprehension. In the contest for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, the candidates, Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Harry Teague, share many of the same priorities regarding...

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National Opinion Mortgage lending and foreclosures

October 29, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Sloppy, greedy mortgage lenders helped inflate the housing bubble of the Great Recession, now the Federal Reserve is investigating to see if the same avaricious instincts are being applied to home foreclosures. All of this belated attention by federal banking...

Cap and trade dangers

October 25, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Perhaps we’re a bit biased because our local and state economies rely so heavily on the oil and gas industries, but we’re still at a loss to understand the rationale behind cap and trade efforts focussed solely on New Mexico. We’re all...

Interim RPD chief

August 27, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Last week state Rep. Dennis Kintigh was sworn in as interim chief of the Roswell Police Department. He will be running the RPD while the city looks for a permanent replacement for Chief Rob Smith, who has retired. We applaud the city’s selection of...

Billy the Kid legacy

August 4, 2010 • EditorialComments (1)

If we were to make a list of the most famous New Mexicans of all time, regardless of how the rest of the list might play out, Billy the Kid would be the undisputed winner for the No. 1 spot. There have been more books and movies centered around the Kid than...

UFO Festival

July 22, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Another UFO Festival has come and gone, and by most of the accounts we’re hearing, the city of Roswell and the International UFO Museum and Research center managed to host a pair of successful events. For the past few years, the city government...