Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - July 16, 2017

    Supporting Charles Trujillo

    I had a dream recently that I would like to share.

    Emelia Trujillo, Charles Trujillo’s grandmother, was my best friend. I believe that those who have died are still with us in spirit.

  • Another Perspective: Las Vegas: A city without a water plan?

    By Arthur Ray Gallegos

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second column in a two-part series.

    This May, many local residents attended the first judicial protest hearing in Santa Fe with the State Engineer against giving Storrie Project $12 million for storage with no restrictions on how the money should be spent.

  • Just a Thought: Reminiscing about the ‘good old days’

    By Rick Kraft

    My octogenarian parents came to visit for a week. As we talked about the “good ol’ days” I found myself reminiscing about the world that I spent my youth in.

    I got to thinking about my children and the world that they live in today. I realized that my children are missing out on life as I enjoyed it growing up. Things that I looked forward to, my children don’t even know existed. My children are living each year three decades behind mine. Things sure have changed in just one generation. Those were the days.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - July 14, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 14, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Rowling’s Harry Potter helped define a generation

    Every now and then, a book comes along that changes the world. And when it’s a fiction written for children and youth, it leaves a imprint of immeasurable importance.

    “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee from the perspective of a child, influenced a young generation of baby boomers, but that influence might just pale in comparison to the impact that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series had on the millennials of today.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 14, 2017

    Mil Gracias
    The Mora Valley Basketball 14U team from Mora competed in the first-ever USA Basketball 14U National Tournament held in Indianapolis. Although they did not place, they were recognized for their outstanding competitiveness and sportsmanship by the USA Basketball national coaching team and event directors.

    The team would like to send out a great big thanks to Mora Presbyterian Church, sponsoring businesses and all of the community members in Mora and Las Vegas.

  • Breast cancer risks complex

    By Froma Harrop, award-winning columnist. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com.

    Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That’s why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast cancer and some “exposure.” That’s why television news shows that rarely spare even five minutes for science of existential importance to humankind find time for this.

    A new report cites evidence that drinking even one small glass of wine a day heightens a woman’s risk for breast cancer.