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BPA a good way to develop valuable skills

March 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I am a Goddard High School student, the current chapter president of the back-to-back state champions, Goddard’s Business Professionals of America (BPA). You may have read my article on Jan. 16, seen me as the Student of the Month on Feb. 18, or seen our chapter display the state banner on Feb. 25. Our community [&hellip...

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Shift in college fees could benefit students

March 24, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Free college education outlined by Bernie Sanders is appealing to many prospective students and their families. Possible in the USA? Unlikely! In a country I am familiar with, Norway, it is a reality but at a cost not likely acceptable here. They pay over 50...

Bankers join scientists’ views of coal’s dark future

March 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bad news for politicians who think there’s a war on coal: America’s big banks have enlisted. Wall Street is increasingly unwilling to finance debt for coal companies, The New York Times reported Sunday. Peabody Energy, the...

High school clichés that only make it in Hollywood

March 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Hollywood has spent an enormous amount of time trying to sell to the public the idea of what high school is really like. Unfortunately they miss the concept completely. They create too many clichés that never seem to happen in the real world. One example is...

Serving on United Way board a dream fullfilled

March 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the very first people I met when I started working at the Roswell Daily Record in late April 2014 was Sherry Mumford, executive director of the Chaves County United Way. We were introduced after a luncheon at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center....

Election is not for sale

March 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Jacksonville Daily News Sen. Bernie Sanders is furious at the sight of the richest Americans spending billions of dollars on this year’s elections, a development he believes is turning American democracy into a sham. “We are talking about a rapid movement...

‘Special rights’ for transgenders?

March 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear that Albuquerque Public Schools voted to give special rights to “transgender” students. Notice I said “special rights.” Before APS voted on the issue, students all had the same rights. A student was to use the...

Drop the hypen; be Americans

March 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing because I take some exception to a letter written by Bobby Villegas that was published on March 23. I fully agree with him that Irish and Mexicans should not be stereotyped for St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo drinking. Most of the drinking...

No climate change heresy trials

March 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Detroit News Attorney General Loretta Lynch is exploring the propriety of an inquisition to investigate anyone who questions climate change science. But in a society that protects free speech and the right to dissent, the answer to the question is...

Bottomless Lakes NM’s 1st state park

March 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I was surprised to read the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico’s submission about the Bottomless Lakes (BLSP) being “New Mexico’s third State Park” in Sunday’s March 20 Vistas section. As co-director of the Bottomless Triathlon that will...