County officials need to follow city’s lead for more open government

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

The Chaves County Commissioners will hold a special meeting and a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to consider raising the county’s Gross Receipts Taxes. The commissioners will also discuss lowering the county property tax rates to their lowest levels in 20 years on Tuesday. However, how the commissioners came to the decision to [&hellip...

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A simple answer to ‘Dairy Rule’ debate

December 6, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

One of my favorite recurring skits on the original “Saturday Night Live” was Garrett Morris, the show’s first African-American cast member, portraying the make-believe character Chico Escuela, a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic...

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December 6, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear editor, Decisions are often made in Santa Fe without taking into consideration the effect of those decisions on the rural areas of our state. That creates one of the greatest challenges faced by legislators from these rural communities. The New Mexico...



December 6, 2014 • CartoonsComments Off

The peripatetic Christmas lawn decoration is back again this year. [/auth...

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December 5, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear editor, For the past four years we have been receiving excellent dental hygiene services from students and the staff dentists at ENMU-R. The quality of the care was ensured by close supervision by professionals, and the cost to us was about a quarter of...



December 5, 2014 • CartoonsComments Off

Of course this is silly; you can’t water plants with Merlot. [/auth...

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December 4, 2014 • Dear EditorComments Off

Dear editor, It’s hard to believe that I was involved with the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans 33 years ago but I was. I served in officer positions in both organizations. We have many fine veterans in Roswell with John Taylor being one of...

Time for Republicans to move beyond Benghazi

November 30, 2014 • EditorialComments Off

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says a Benghazi report put together by a Republican panel is “full of crap.” It strikes us that it isn’t the report that’s full of it. Graham has been pushing this bogus issue so long and so hard that he’s filled to the...



November 30, 2014 • CartoonsComments Off

We wanted a local district attorney. We should have gone for competency. [/auth...



November 29, 2014 • CartoonsComments Off

This is really amazing–a business started one hundred years ago (the year World War I began!) and is still here, in the same location. Hats off to everyone at House of Flowers! [/auth...