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Filmmaking runs strong in New Mexico

June 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

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 Vegas (N.M.) when he came in to the store. She said she was decorating an Easter egg for an upcoming children’s [&hellip...

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Mayor not caring about the poor

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Like most “limited government” politicians, our mayor, Dennis Kintigh, evidently believes that the purposes of government at any level are to serve the rich and punish the poor. How else are we to interpret the positive zeal with which he seized the...

Error was intentional, to highlight problem

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Hooray and thank you, Velma Karr of Artesia (Letters of the Editor, June 19) for your response and comprehension of my May 21 letter (“Grad speeches should be practical”) that included the intentional error in bacon prices. I was hoping someone would...

Perplexed on RPD’s choice of force, timing

June 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing concerning our city’s first homicide of the year. I understand and appreciate the dangerous job that our law enforcement performs for our benefit. They never know with whom they are going to encounter, and any situation can turn violent and...

The VA ‘lawlessness’ worsens; public reaction – yawn

June 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Incompetence and crooked behavior is increasing within the management and top level executive ranks of the Veteran’s Administration, and now is being defended by Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. When researching this growing problem, I found the...

Solar panels for seniors: What is practical?

June 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Several years ago, my articles were based on the technology that I was studying at the time. Lately, my ideas have been inspired from conversations I have had with people in the neighborhood. This week’s article was inspired by one of our senior citizens...

City workers are to be commended

June 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Having an office located just blocks from the Roswell Fire Department’s Central Station, several weeks ago while driving down Walnut Avenue I noted the alley behind the central station to be sparkling clean. At the end of the alley were two of Roswell’s...

Bible doesn’t back up writer’s contentions

June 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

A letter by Sandy Smith in the May 28 Record showed some serious misunderstanding of scripture and history. First, she must explain the battle prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. This event is still in the future, and it tells of a battle in which Gog, a nation from...

Addressing domestic violence requires whole community

June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The tragedy of domestic violence is that it happens in all kinds of families and relationships. It hurts people and communities and affects everyone. The recent tragedy in Roswell, where a mother and her four children were allegedly murdered by her husband,...

Orlando and Roswell

June 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was a weekend from hell. The nation was stunned by the biggest mass shooting in modern history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, reportedly by a homegrown terrorist who swore allegiance to ISIS. And in Roswell, a community was stunned by a family...