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Veterans’ resource fair July 7; death of Choice Care

July 5, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) will host a Veterans Benefits and Resources Fair on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VMV Ballroom of the New Mexico Military Institute, located at 101 W. College Blvd. Military veterans, National Guard/Reserve components, transitioning active-duty military personnel and family members are invited...

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Shut the front door – Britain’s new foreign policy

July 4, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

After Israel had taken the first order of the F-35 fighter jet from the United States recently, they renamed it the F-35I. The “I” could stand for Israel or the “I” could stand for improved. In this case, it could also stand for the most innovative...

Life after the trauma of domestic violence

July 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We are all touched by domestic violence (DV). Most of us know a victim and maybe an offender within our circle of family, friends and acquaintances. Recent events have brought DV to the forefront of our minds and conversations. Not all victims end up dead,...

RDR Editorial Snippets – Afterthoughts on the passing scene

July 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Cosmicon to Galacticon Turns out, organizers of our local funfest say, “Cosmicon” is being renamed to Galacticon, thereby retiring the old name from Roswell. That’s OK, we suppose. If nothing else, it gives this annual celebration of Roswell’s ties to...

The journey of perfect love that casts out fear

July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set...

Nominating justices shouldn’t be political

July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court arrived at a 4-4 split decision that by default affirmed a lower court’s ruling to block one of President Obama’s deferred action programs, known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent...

What gay-straight alliances are doing for NM’s youth

July 1, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In my last column I wrote about how gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have helped schools across the country, and why they are still very much needed in all schools. Looking into how these alliances benefit students nationally is a joy to find. School climates...

Founding Fathers reportedly had UFO encounters

June 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As we get ready to celebrate the independence of our country with fireworks in the sky — which just so happens to coincide with the UFO Festival here in Roswell — one can’t help but wonder what could be seen in the heavens more than 200 years ago. Some...

Celebrating our freedoms, New Mexico style

June 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Around the corner is Independence Day, a holiday in which we celebrate the birth of these United States, and here in New Mexico, we have the history, heritage and diversity to do it up right. At first, sundry Native American tribes shared this harsh and...

Don’t take tomorrow for granted, it’s not promised

June 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Every marriage relationship can be improved. It doesn’t matter if you have been married for one month or 40 years, whether it is your first marriage or your third, whether you are 18 or 62. There is something you can do to better meet the needs of the one...