Years-long drought finally draining away

August 12, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Seems New Mexico’s drought is over. Let the flooding begin. The drought actually began to noticeably subside a couple of years ago, and has now disappeared altogether in nearly all of the eastern side of New Mexico. The U.S. Drought Monitor, which was covered in blood red (the color used for exceptional drought) just a [&hellip...

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Dear Editor: Villegas’ accusations not based on facts

August 11, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Recently, Bobby Villegas suggested that the RDR and reporter Jeff Tucker are complicit in penning articles that directly target women and minorities. His assertions are recycled from a letter he wrote last year. This time, he added the former city animal...



August 9, 2015 • CartoonsComments (0)

We’ve had two brawls outside of the County Courthouse, folks.  Within weeks of each other.  There was a fight on the doorstep of the Police Department.  Has the Social Contract become null and void in Roswell? [/auth...



August 8, 2015 • CartoonsComments (0)

It’s a heat wave.  Don’t wave back. [/auth...

Dear Editor: FLETC firm intransigent

August 7, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 953, and Omni Corp., conducted negotiations Thursday and Friday in Artesia, New Mexico. The union proposed resolution of the dispute by inclusion of just a few provisions in parties’ collective...



August 7, 2015 • CartoonsComments (0)

50,000…by hook or by crook. [/auth...

Dear Editor: What does the Bible say about same sex marriage?

August 6, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mark 10:6 says “But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one...

Doubling back on partisanship, homelessness

August 4, 2015 • EditorialComments Off on Doubling back on partisanship, homelessness

Like last week’s column, on how party politics plays itself out in some of the smaller cities around the state. I meant to expound on my point that partisan politics is often ineffective in local decision-making, but I pulled up short. As a result, I was...

Dear Editor: Humane Society thanks Roswell Runners Club, UFO Museum

August 4, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A big thanks to the Roswell Runners Club along with the International UFO Museum and Research Center and the Roswell Recreation Department for the donation of $4,500 we received from the Alien Chase event. We could not keep our doors open if it were not for...


City officials applauded for releasing unredacted police report from RHS prank

August 3, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

The New Mexico media won an important victory last week when Bernalillo County officials decided to resume releasing booking sheets and mug shots of juveniles under the care of the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center. The decision came weeks after a...