• Editorial:A great investment

    More people are vising our state than ever before. Statistics compiled by the state tourism department show that 33.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2015, 700,000 more trips than in 2014.

    So why should we care?

    Tourism is a vital part of New Mexico’s economy. When tourists come to our state, they rent rooms at area hotels and motels. They eat at local restaurants and shop at our stores. And they fuel up their vehicles at our service stations.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 17, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on President Obama’s remarks at a police memorial in Dallas (July 13):

    Dallas’ response in the days since five of our police officers were murdered demonstrates that our city can help show America how to heal its divisions over race and ease tensions over police violence.

    That was the message President Barack Obama delivered Tuesday, and we couldn’t agree more.

  • Palabras Pinturescas : The best ride is bareback

    My whole life has centered around horses, horses of many shapes, sizes, colors, temperaments and gaits. There is nothing like the luxury of riding an American saddle horse or a Tennessee walking horse in either their fast, smooth as a rocking chair gait.

    We raised both here at the ranch and at Valmora. My mother was an expert horsewoman who could make these fancy steppers glide through their beautiful gaits.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 15, 2016


  • Jupiter mission wise investment

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph Herald and was originally published July 8.

    It took five years, but NASA’s most successful solar-powered spacecraft dropped into orbit around Jupiter this week, notably on the Fourth of July.

    The spacecraft Juno had to hit the brakes to slow its speed by more than 1,200 mph to execute the dicey maneuvering required to get into the planet’s orbit. But in it went. Now the real fun begins: Let the scientific discovery commence.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 10 - 2016
  • Student donates graduation money to Disability Network

    By Chris Aldridge
    Midland Daily News

    MIDLAND, Mich.  — After Sunny Kim graduated from H.H. Dow High School this year, cash flowed in from family and friends. The total reached $2,000.

    And she gave it all away.

    Kim, 18, gave her graduation money to the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan and the nonprofit U.S. chapter of Global Campaign for Education.

    “Midland has been so gracious to me,” Kim said. “I really didn’t need the money.”

  • Thumbs - July 8, 2016

    This year’s fiestas didn’t disappoint. As expected, Sparx drew a huge crowd to Plaza Park Saturday evening, and the group put on a great performance. The other groups brought in to provide entertainment for this year’s fiestas also did an amazing job. We had hundreds participate in this year’s Fiesta Run, and Monday night’s fireworks display was spectacular. The bottom line is that this year’s fiestas were a resounding success, and we applaud everyone who had a hand in putting on such a great event.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 8, 2016
  • Editorial:Young people, make votes count

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lansing State Journal and was originally published on June 30.

    Why should young people vote? Does it really matter?

    The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed “Brexit.”