Today's Opinions

  • Tough stance justified

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has drawn a line in the sand on the Mora County courthouse complex project, and we are glad to see the agency taking such a tough stance.

  • Work of Art — The treat is on whom?

    On the occasion of a birthday for one of us, my wife and I joined my sister Dorothy and her husband Joe Maestas for dinner at El Rialto. The rule in the Trujillo household is that the inviter pays for the invitee. And maybe that’s why we don’t invite others all that often.
    But if we can inveigle one another to make the suggestion and turn it into an invitation, we’re willing. We’d almost finished our meal when the waitperson came by with the bill and took brother-in-law Joe’s credit card for processing.

  • Big threat to press freedom

    Republicans, Democrats and defenders of the First Amendment are decrying the decision by the Justice Department to secretly subpoena two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.

  • Kids need consequences

    My name is Ray Gallegos, and I was born in Las Vegas, N.M. I retired from education last year and have more than 35 years of educational experience as a teacher and administrator. My role as a single parent of two daughters may prove to be the most credible of my qualifications to comment on education.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 17, 2013

    THUMBS UP! Such a rich life
    Many people go through life with only a passing acquaintance with their great-great grandchildren, five generations away from their ancestor. But in the case of Juan Andres Madrid, who died only recently, there is one more generation: He is survived by 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren. That’s a great legacy.

    THUMBS DOWN! That lingual controversy

  • The high cost of fishing

    Recently I was invited to go fishing, for opening day, at Murphy Lake. Before we left I did some figuring. First and foremost a fishing license is required. Spiraling out of control, one must now pay up to $40 for the license, which doesn’t guarantee a fish.

    Your license allows for a five-fish limit, so don’t invite six people to your fish fry. Let’s not forget $20 for gas round trip. If you and your company don’t want to go hungry and/or thirsty, munchies and refreshments are a must, another $20.

  • Corporations’ rights need to be reined in
  • Mora committing economic suicide

    Will the last Mora County Resident to leave please turn out the lights.

    Just about the time we think things cannot get any worse for our zero growth, high unemployment neighbors to the north, it does, get worse that is. The body of county folks in charge must have several closets of shoes with holes in them from the ready, fire, aim approach for which they are so famous. If it is not the county complex fiasco it is the anti-fracking ordinance.