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Today's Opinions

  • You can deter phone scams

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers did not call. And when caller ID flashed an 850 area code, it was probably a good idea to answer it because it was likely someone you knew, or a legitimate local business call.

    There were always scams, of course ­— there just weren’t so darn many of them.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2017
  • Another Perspective - Taking the stress out of preparing for dorm life

    By Briana Hodge

    The following editorial by recently appeared in the Roswell Daily Record.

    This month, I begin my second year of college at Eastern New Mexico University-Portales.

    At this time last year, I was preparing furiously for college, buying heaps of unnecessary college gear that I thought would be necessary.

    The amount of money I wasted on things I never used could have been much better spent.

  • Just a thought - Spending some time looking in the mirror

    By Rick Kraft

    There I was, just sitting there looking at myself in the mirror. It seemed like forever as the minutes clicked off. I am not used to looking in a mirror for much longer than a quick glance just to check out my hair after it has been combed in the morning.

    I was the first appointment on a Saturday morning when the lady cutting my hair had to stop her efforts to answer the phone. She politely said “excuse me” and she walked away to help the caller leaving me just sitting there.

  • Letters to the editor - Aug. 20, 2017

    County to blame

    Recently, I was approached by several of my neighbors who asked me if the flooding problem on the corner of Palo Verde Drive and Cinder Road is being caused by the irrigation ditch/acequia, which crosses beneath Palo Verde.

    Several things have created the problem. I would like to provide information on how the problem was created.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 18, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN! CONDITION OF OUR STREETS
    Rain, blessed rain! It helps things grow and prosper, but one of the side-effects of excessive moisture has to do with the mayhem that results to paved surfaces. The recent weeks of rain and hail have wreaked havoc.

    Probably the most impacted area was where Cinder Road and Palo Verde meet, near Memorial Middle School. Indy 500 veteran and New Mexico native Al Unser himself would be unable to navigate the massive potholes.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 18, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The lives and legacies of our surviving governors

    Call this one of those where-are-they-now pieces, this one on former New Mexico governors. We still have five of them running around, you know.

    I saw former Gov. Bill Richardson the other day on television for the first time in a while, lending a reasonable voice to the insanity that is enveloping the showdown between North Korea and the United States.

    Rhetorically, it’s difficult to discern who’s crazier, Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump, but thankfully there are still voices of diplomacy still out there.