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Solar energy waste, a liability or an opportunity?

May 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

My wife and I took a recent road trip to Midland, Texas, to visit the Petroleum Museum. We drove south on Texas Highway 385 toward Odessa and I noticed an unusual amount of old rusted machine parts spewed about in the fields. There are two ways to look at all the junk; as a recording [&hellip...

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Poultry not the real problem

May 15, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I’ve recently read three different articles in the RDR newspaper about the poultry situation within the city limits of Roswell, including where a person had to pay a court fine. The latest article was on Friday, which indicated a council vote of 4-4, with...

Perspective between labor, management

May 15, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I wish to add my perspective to the recent discussions about the relationship between labor and management. We must first point out that the proponent of workers’ rights does not outline any worker-friendly policy. He just complains that it does not exist....

Things my mother always told me …

May 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

My mother always told me, “When you wash your hands in the sink, the dirt is supposed to wash down the drain, not be wiped on the towel.” My mother generally told me this in an agitated voice, obviously upset because the hand towel by the sink was covered...

Generational curses and living in light of beatitudes

May 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Before you could walk, and perhaps even before, you may have been taught to fear. Some homes eat copious amounts of fear for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The recipe for fear is usually worry mixed with some type of devastating outcome. Maybe you have had the...

Drugs are a call to action for rehabilitation

May 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I read recently where the Salvation Army is building a transitional home for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and I applaud them for their vision and charity as they pursue a much-needed program. Too often people complain about the current...

Dictionaries traverse the sea of words

May 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As final exams week descends upon countless college students nationwide, I find myself yet again writing research papers. While writing said papers, I cannot help but ponder over a statement a character said in The Great Passage, a movie that a friend...

Thanks for outdoor recreation activities

May 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

It was a pleasure and encouraging to read in the latest New Mexico Wildlife issue about bringing fishing back to the Berrendo River. As a member of the Izaak Walton League of America, a national conservation, I wish to thank all those who brought about this...

Majority says humans cause global warming

May 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Climate change and environmental protection are different issues. Support of environmental controls is universal; however, climate has changed for eons. Combining the two encourages erroneous and costly enterprises. Follow the money to those who are...

Road closure makes access difficult

May 11, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Public lands are important for American families to enjoy the recreational activities that these lands allow, such as bird watching, hiking, fishing, hunting and many more activities. There has been a trend in Chaves County in the last few years to close...