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Make license tags that last

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have been using the same car for almost 15 years. The license plate is “defaced” in that the reflective paint has virtually worn off. It is “defaced,” as Oren Peterson’s letter in the paper described. A police officer said I should replace the tag, so I asked at the DMV how much it would [&hellip...

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City needs to set spending priorities

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In just one week I have read several articles where the city is planning to spend $50 million to $60 million on three major projects funded through tax bonds. We all know about the rec and swim center replacement project for Yucca and Cahoon that is being...

Remembering loved ones this day

December 6, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On this day, Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day), I want to tell you about two men in our family. My mother’s brother, Pvt. Luis Rodriquez, was killed in the Battan Death March on June 18, 1942, at the age of 22. Also, my father, Ignacio Rodriquez Sr.,...

New Mexico: A blue state in a sea of red

December 6, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The state of our state just shifted with the last election, more so than most of the other states that felt the punch of a Donald Trump insurgency. Here in New Mexico, we’ll be feeling it politically, economically — and culturally. Whether it’s for...

Young socialists on campuses

December 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I have resisted the impulse to comment on our college students and young people across our country without success. As I watch these young people protest and colleges providing safe places, days off from their education, tests delayed, therapy dogs and safety...

Thanks to couple who picked up check

December 5, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Thank you to the Texas couple who picked up our dinner Dec . 4, 6:30 p.m. at Pasta Café in Roswell! What a marvelous surprise to hear I had no bill, and the meal was great. We reminded them of their now-gone grandparents and they were on a date-weekend to...

Protecting remaining federal land is bureau’s responsibility

December 4, 2016 • Editorial, OpinionComments (0)

By Judy Calman In response to the article published on Oct. 19, “Potential Restricted Use of Federal Lands Making Some Fret: BLM Officials, Locals talk about Carlsbad Resource Management Plan,” unfortunately, people have been misinformed about what the...

Big lessons learned from little critters

December 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

You are sitting outside relaxing and minding your own business when, all of a sudden, you feel something on your neck. You quickly slap at it thinking a fly landed on you and lo and behold, when you pull your hand away, you find you have an ant crawling up...

Purple Pride standing hede

December 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

For most of us, the holidays are special but can be stressful. It would seem reasonable to think that the holiday months of November through January would result in higher incidents of domestic abuse. While national police records report increased calls for...

$20 million facility would be nice, but …

December 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Councilmen/women and Parks and Recreation Commission: Are you blowing smoke? A $20 million pool and recreation facility would be nice for any city of 50,000. Should the mean income and other economic factors be included in the equation — such as how many...