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Today's News

  • Photo op is a personal choice

    The following editorial was published in the Boston Herald on April 19.

    Five years ago we were drowning in a sea of outrage over Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas’ decision to “snub” President Obama during his team’s visit to the White House.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 23, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Stopping higher ed funds wrong move

    By Sam Minner

    A few days ago, I and all other university presidents in New Mexico were informed that we would receive no state appropriations effective July 1. The many challenges associated with balancing the state budget are well known and, unless revenues increase from some source, additional legally required cuts must be made to balance the budget.

  • Just a Thought: Are you talking about your ethics or mine?

    By Rick Kraft

    Several years back when I was the New Mexico State Bar President I was speaking to a group of a few hundred lawyers at a conference and I asked the group the question, “How many of you in this room are unethical?” Not a hand went up. Good ... I thought.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 23, 2017

    The following editorial excerpt was published in the Los Angeles Times on April 19.

    Under its last chairman, Democrat Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission dramatically ramped up its regulation of telecommunications companies, especially those that provide broadband Internet access to the home. The commission adopted rules to preserve net neutrality, limit the collection and use of data about where people go online and subsidize broadband access services, while also slapping conditions on or flat-out opposing mergers between major broadband companies.

  • Straight from the City: It all started with the river

    It all started with the river. People came to this place because the Gallinas River provided water, and water is life. When the people of this area dug the first ditch, the first acequia, they called it the Acequia Madre, the mother ditch, and that is fitting, because it was through the nurture of the river and the ditches that this community was born.

    There is a time when our mother takes care of us, and, as life goes on, there is a time when we must take care of our mother.

    For us, as a community, this is that time.

  • Recognized for their work
  • Criticism of middle sports cuts grows

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico education officials on Thursday joined the chorus of people who are criticizing Albuquerque Public Schools for proposing to cut to middle school sports next year.

    Deputy Public Education Secretary Paul Aguilar issued a statement saying parents deserve to know that pay for the district’s top administrators has increased dramatically in just five years and now tops $4 million.

  • Dear Teacher - April 23, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What are some nontraditional college choices ­— ones that offer something different from four years of academic work on a college campus? Somehow this approach just doesn’t seem right for our son who is very interested in preparing for a career in technology while in school. — Something Different

    Answer: Two programs that will help college students be well prepared to start a career right after college are co-ops and internships.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Column writer uses bachelor’s degree from Highlands every day

    I was surprised to find this ad in an old box of old papers, stashed away in one of our log cabins that is about to be moved. I graduated from High-lands Univer sity in 1954 and I agree with the text of today, 60 years later.

    The New Mexico Stockman is the major publication issues to and for ranchers like us here in Mora County. Highlands attracted rural students from all over the state back then and it still does.