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Editorials

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 3, 2015

    THUMBS UP! A JOB WELL DONE

  • A new day at Highlands

    The guessing is over. New Mexico Highlands University regents have selected Sam Minner as the school’s next president, ending an eight-month process that began when Jim Fries announced last October that he would be retiring.

    In all, 52 people applied to be Highlands’ president. A search committee whittled that pool down to six finalists and turned those names over to regents in April.

    The university made the names of the finalists public on April 16 and then set up four separate forums for each of the finalists to take part in.

  • Equal rights for all people
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 26, 2015

    THUMBS UP! A SPECTACULAR LINEUP

  • Monsters among us

    The shooting last Wednesday at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is a startling reminder that monsters do indeed exist.

    Parishioners were taking part in a Bible study class at the church when a young, white man walked through the door and joined them.

    About an hour later, the man pulled out a .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol with a laser light and began shooting while uttering racist rants.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 19, 2015

    THUMBS UP! UPDATING THE VOTER ROLLS

  • A fast-tracked search

    There’s an old Spanish saying that, loosely translated, means trying to do things on the cheap can prove costly in the long run.

    We were reminded of that saying last week as members of Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees discussed their search for a new president.

    As we’ve previously reported, President Pete Campos’ contract expires at the end of this month, and he has informed the board that he is planning to retire. He has offered to extend his presidency until the board finds his replacement.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 12, 2015

    THUMBS DOWN! BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BILLS
    Fake $20 bills have been circulating in Las Vegas in recent weeks. Las Vegas police are urging businesses and members of the public to be vigilant so they don’t fall victim to this crime.

    THUMBS UP! CITY HOUSING UNITS REFURBISHED

  • Reaching a compromise

    There has been great consternation in recent months over the inability of state Democrats and Republicans to reach a deal on a capital projects package that would inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy. Businesses leaders, local government officials and the media, including this newspaper, blasted lawmakers and the governor for their inability to compromise on this critically important piece of legislation to finance desperately needed infrastructure projects and get more New Mexicans working.

  • TSA dropped the ball

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Tests by undercover TSA agents reveal unacceptable gaps in security screening.

    Look at your fellow travelers the next time you’re in an airport security line. There’s a unique expression shared by most waiting to have their carry-on bags and persons scrutinized by Transportation Security Administration officers (TSA).