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Editorials

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP! A SPECTACULAR VICTORY
    Who would have thought that Robertson High School’s football team could have defeated St. Michael’s on the Horseman’s own field, no less? Early in the season the Horsemen embarrassed Robertson, defeating the team 50-0. But this past Saturday the Cardinals got their revenge, defeating the No. 1-ranked Horsemen 22-13. Great job Cards, and good luck in Taos this weekend.

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME MOISTURE

  • Gov is on the right track

    If you’ve been paying attention to the announcements coming out of Gov. Susana Martinez’s office in the last week, you know that she’s planning to push for significant funding for water projects during the upcoming legislative session.

    On Nov. 19 she announced that she would be asking the Legislature to earmark $112 million — roughly 60 percent of the capital outlay funding available next year — for water infrastructure projects throughout the state.

  • A life well lived

    As we get older we begin to ponder questions like whether the world is a better place because we are here.

    Judging by the outpouring of grief and the wonderful stories being shared, there is no doubt that educator and coach Mary Bustos made a huge difference in her short 51 years on this earth. Bustos, a West Las Vegas math teacher and head volleyball coach, died November 13 after battling a rare blood disease for nine months.

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

    THUMBS UP! SHOEBOXES OF HOPE

  • Where was Gary King?

    It took six months, but the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico — joined by three landowners — has carried through on its threat to sue Mora County.

    The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Albuquerque, contends that the community rights ordinance approved in April, which bans oil and gas operations in the county, is unconstitutional.

  • Let’s solidify requirements

    Five years after state lawmakers passed legislation that mandates graduation standards for high school students, there’s still confusion about exactly what the new standards are.

    Indeed, superintendents from around the state worry that the changes could prevent thousands of students from graduating, according to The Associated Press. The concerns have prompted the state Public Education Department to delay enforcement of the new rules, allowing school district’s to come up with their own graduation requirements for the current school year.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 15, 2013

    THUMBS UP! VETERANS CENTER A GOOD IDEA
    We applaud Luna Community College for opening a Veterans Resource Center. The center will help veterans and their family members cut through the red tape required for such things as obtaining educational benefits. Veterans will also get academic and career advisement, along with peer to peer mentoring at the center. Many service members have been returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some will need help transitioning back to civilian life. We’re glad to see Luna being a leader in this effort.

  • Outrageous actions

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    — Fourth Amendment

    Every one of us should be outraged at the news emerging out of southern New Mexico.

  • A lesson for us all

    If you’ve watched the television news in the past few days or picked up a newspaper, you likely know about Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks’ troubles.

    Brooks and state Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera have traded barbs regularly in recent years. At the heart of their dispute is disagreement over how to reform schools in this state.

    But Brooks crossed the line last week when he posted comments on his Twitter account comparing Skandera to a farm animal.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 8, 2013

    THUMBS UP! HELPING THOSE IN NEED
    Luna Community College students are sponsoring a coat drive to help people stay warm this winter. The last day to donate a coat and other items like hats, gloves and scarves is Nov. 22. The items will be distributed on Nov. 23. It’s great to see students getting involved in such a worthy cause. Let’s help them out by looking through our closets and donating the coats we no longer use.

    THUMBS UP! MURDER CHARGE FILED