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The best presents are given freely, not bought

December 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Christmas brings out the best and worst of our way of life. Crass consumerism runs rampant this time of year, as if owning things equates to happiness. If that were the case, then why are there so many miserable rich people? Sure, it’s the season of giving, but it’s also for getting. People go into [&hellip...

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Resolving the Roswell Mystery

December 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns written by UFOlogists about the Roswell incident of 1947. They will be followed by podcasts produced by RDR webmaster Toby Martinez and Race Hobbs of KGRA radio. Click here to stream the podcast. As...

Wanted: leaders for the future

December 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Our public schools are looking for a few good leaders. Maybe you’re one of them. This coming week throughout New Mexico, election officials will be overseeing “filing day” for those who seek to run for school board positions. Individuals who want to run...

The season of advent celebrates a kind of sunrise

December 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s coming!” We had been hiking in the dark since 3 a.m., making our way to the top of a 12,000 foot-high summit. Sunrises are beautiful; sunrises from thousands of feet high after stumbling in the darkness throughout the night — eagerly anticipated...

Don’t get scammed by Bad Santa

December 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You guys too old to remember Studio 54, the hip Manhattan disco club back in the 70s? Everybody’s in jail, dead or in rehab now, ‘ceptin’ Billy Bob Thornton, but they had a Santa doorman who would pass out little packets of white powder, so I hear. Bad...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

December 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Bring on the coalition New Mexico has long had a serious problem in substance abuse, and these days it’s not only ruining lives, it’s taking them. In 2015, according to the state Department of Health, 493 people died from overdoses. Opiod abuse in...

Roswell is my home and where my heart is

December 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve alluded in the past to our children growing up and then being incredibly anxious to leave Roswell for a bigger city with more opportunities for employment and socializing. The allure of the big city is nothing new to small towns and Roswell is no...

Enjoy holidays with your family while they’re here

December 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The first time I went through the holidays without my mother, it was as if I was living someone else’s life. Every Christmas, my mother had been there, making food and opening the homemade gifts that I had made for her. I could always count on her being...

‘Safe spaces’ hurt ability to deal with real world

December 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You can’t say that; it’s offensive.’’ Does this statement sound familiar to you? Lately, this and other similar expressions have made their way into the vocabularies of many of this generation’s youth; particularly, into the vocabularies of those...

Tender times call for conscious measures

December 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The hatred, fear and anger expressed online whenever someone posts an opinion or even a documentable fact about a politician has become indicative of a sick society. When we can’t hear someone say something we disagree with about our favorite candidate...