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Editorials

  • Sad ending, self-inflicted

    The forced resignation of Eugenio S. Mathis as district judge was a sad but necessary ending to an otherwise impressive 20-year career on the bench. On Feb. 28, the New Mexico Supreme Court signed off on an agreement that required he step down from his 4th Judicial District position and never again hold a judicial office in the state.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 8, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! YOU JUST KNEW IT WAS COMING. John Singletary, who lost his homes in a gas explosion two years ago, is suing the city of Las Vegas. The suit seeks an unspecified amount in compensation for damages and other costs.

  • Sheriff Garza should go

    Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza is doing a disservice to his community by remaining in office. Not only are questions still lingering about the altercation he and then-deputy Lee Allingham had last year over a suspected DWI case, but now Garza has the state Attorney General’s office coming after him — with felony charges, no less.

  • Calling the roll

    And the mudslinging continues, though it should be no surprise. When it comes to running Luna Community College, politics is the rule rather than an exception, so why should the Board of Trustees elections be any different?

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 1, 2013
  • Tibor would be proud

    Las Vegas is rich in history. Multiple histories, as a matter of fact. This is big country, with a great and diverse heritage that is worthy of protecting and preserving.

    The Las Vegas Museum plays a critical role in doing just that. It helps us keep and appreciate our heritage. And that’s why the latest success of the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is so important.

  • Posturing for power

    What’s behind the latest feud among Luna Community College board members? More than meets the surface.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! RESTORING CONFIDENCE I. There’s nothing like well-kept financials to give people confidence in what they’re doing, so it’s no small feat that the city of Las Vegas, for the second consecutive year, received a clean audit. The city received an unqualified opinion on both its financial statements and its federal awards program — the best opinion that can be received from auditors.

  • ‘Sin tax’ hike makes sense

    Pardon the pun, but Wendy Armijo, county coordinator for the DWI Task Force, offered up some sobering statistics last week. At a San Miguel County Commission meeting, she cited state Department of Health data that alcohol consumption costs New Mexico $2.8 billion, or $1,400 per resident, for the property damage (automobile crashes), criminal justice, health care and lost productivity it causes.

  • Is he finally serious?

    In last week’s State of the Union Address, President Obama finally started talking tough about the need to respond to climate change. We say it’s about time.