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Editorials

  • 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).

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 5, 2015

    THUMBS DOWN! A HORRIFIC TRAGEDY
    Mora County native Vanessa Cummings, her husband, Brandon Joshua Cummings, and their 10-month-old son, Dawson Chase Cummings, were killed Sunday night when the driver of a semi suffered a medical episode and plowed into the family’s SUV on Interstate 40 in Texas. It’s impossible to make sense of tragedies like these. All we can do is pray for this young family and for the devastated loved ones they left behind.

    THUMBS UP! A FITTING CELEBRATION

  • Read this summer

    Teachers and students throughout the country are breathing a sigh of relief with the arrival of summer vacations.
    Both groups have certainly earned a break given the litany of tests, and everything else they’ve endured throughout the school year.

    But there’s a downside to the nearly three-month summer break that students are beginning.

    It’s called the summer slide, a well-documented phenomenon where students lose reading proficiency during the summer months.