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Bring back the spirit of kindness to Roswell

March 23, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

When people think of small towns, they think of strong communities, friendly people and a great atmosphere for families. Those are the things that attract people to small-town life, despite the downside of not having access to as many businesses or schooling opportunities. For most of my life, I have seen those values in Roswell. [&hellip...

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Changes that come with Father Time

March 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Since I was born, it’s now been 70 years. There has been laughter, and I have shed tears. Time caught up with me, put wrinkles on my face. Changed the color of my hair, and now I can’t keep the pace. Don’t forget the aches and pains that target each...

On bullying, horns and seeing only halos

March 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

After reading the article in the RDR on March 12 with regard to bullying in the Roswell school system, I cannot resist making a comment. For 15 years as a school bus driver for Pollard Bus Co., I saw my share of bullying and the ugly side of misbehavior from...

Consider the kids during the winter

March 22, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Please, please, please, for the sake of the many children who must catch a bus to go to school — or walk or ride a bike — keep Standard Time! I personally know how cold and scary those early hours can be. I caught the bus to Littlefield District (LFD)...

More than policies are needed for safe schools

March 22, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell schools stands with other school districts in wrangling with school-related bullying and violence for some time, but clearly more can be done to create safer environments. Last week, nine months after the Roswell Independent School District adopted...

Filmmaking runs strong in New Mexico

March 21, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Editor’s note: This column was first released for publication last June. My older daughter tells a great story about how she met Jeff Bridges and didn’t even know it. She was a teenager at the time, working at a local bookstore in “the original” Las...

Closing pool, pushing new ones suspicious

March 20, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (1)

With the city’s approval, a local private citizen commissioned an independent engineering report to validate or dismiss the administration’s concerns regarding the Cahoon Park Pool. When city government decided to close the pool, they did not ask the city...

Cinco de Mayo fest to be in wrong part

March 20, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read in the March 5, 2017, Sunday edition of the Roswell Daily Record that Cinco de Mayo festivities are once again relegated to a soccer practice field in north Roswell. It puzzles me that a city with three large beautiful parks would downgrade Cinco de...

Progressives want power for liberals

March 20, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

What is progressivism? The answer may be more basic then most people realize. The root of progressive theory lies in the U.S. Constitution. Progressives and Conservatives are polar opposites regarding this fundamental American document. The founding fathers...

Roswell, it happens here — and wait, there’s more!

March 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The July 1947 event just outside of Roswell is probably the most important UFO related event in American history. First, very unusual looking debris was found near Corona, and then the military was informed, and then there was a press release, and then a...