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West of the Pecos: Roswell’s Solar Farm

May 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

My wife and I had some guests from Wisconsin, the other cheesy state, recently for a few days. They were not interested in touring dairy farms or cheese factories, so I decided to show them Roswell’s latest and greatest new development. No, I am not talking about the new parking lot at the Convention Center. [&hellip...

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Identity theft seems to be an endless topic nowadays

April 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Identity theft, as we think of it, is a relatively new scourge on society that occurs when a criminal illegally uses someone else’s personal information to get access to money or credit. It could probably be a weekly topic for my column. The continual...

2005 police shooting produced few heroes

April 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Nearly 4,000 days have come and gone since Sept. 4, 2005, when a group of New Orleans police pulled onto the Danziger Bridge in a commandeered rental truck to investigate reports that an officer was under fire in the...

A friendly wager, or why you should vote

April 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There is a special magic in the number 18; after all, with someone’s 18th birthday come freedoms and responsibilities beyond a teenager’s reckoning. The full-fledged driver’s license, the ability to vote, taxes — so many amazing things await us...

Prince’s Paisley home worthy of preserving

April 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Minneapolis Star Tribune In the days following Prince’s death, fans from all over have found themselves drawn to Paisley Park, a 65,000-square-foot compound that embodies the man’s musical genius. As tributes to Prince’s life and career are...

History to be written by young voters, too

April 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The older you get, the more you appreciate history, because you’ve lived through so much of it. And in this year, history is being written in dynamic and unpredictable ways. So don’t blink or you might miss it. Here in New Mexico, the tumult isn’t so...

At big green’s beck and call

April 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Panama City News Herald You wouldn’t think that funding for the Federal Aviation Administration would have anything to do with dubious tax credits for renewable energy. And you’d be right. Anywhere but in Washington D.C., that is, where politicians...

Texas Tech makes perfect sense for Roswell

April 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s really only one thing I’ve missed about Lubbock since I moved back to Roswell about nine months ago — Texas Tech game days. Despite being home to a branch on the Eastern New Mexico University tree and a two-year junior college at New Mexico...

The bees or not the bees

April 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post Dispatch A lot of people can’t stand bees and don’t know why anyone would want to save them. They sting. In swarms, they can kill. In some people’s minds, whatever arsenal it takes to get rid of them is just fine, including chemical...

Pot on the ballot all over the place, but not in NM

April 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, I wrote about how Gary Johnson, the probable Libertarian Party nominee for president, and how he has a shot, albeit a long one, at actually getting elected this time around. (You can read it at gazettemediaservices.com; click the Dispatch New...