Today's Opinions

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

    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.


  • Editorial cartoons - June 5, 2015
  • Editorial cartoons - June 5, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Nine keys to a successful life

    By Rick Kraft

    One reason some people aren’t as successful as they’d like to be is they haven’t decided what they want. There are people who live their life by default, not by design. Many people’s lives are reactive, not proactive. It is as if they are flapping their arms just trying to keep their head above the water and stay afloat rather than swimming in the direction they need to be moving.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 5, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Miami Herald on reining in over-reach on national security (June 2):
    The revised eavesdropping program that the U.S. Senate finally passed on Tuesday and sent to the president doesn’t go as far as some civil-liberties advocates wanted, but it’s the first time that Congress has placed limits on the government’s ability to spy on Americans after 9/11.

  • Letter to the Editor - June 5, 2015

    The enemy within
    Tell me it isn’t so! Powerful Catholics in the New Mexico Senate are not pro-life as their church teaches. Maybe, just maybe, late-term abortion is legal in New Mexico because of Catholics!
    Yes, that’s right; our representatives like Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Bernalillo) proudly defeated House Bill 390 regarding a ban on late-term abortion.

  • 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.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 3, 2015