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Today's Opinions

  • Students were attentive

    To Ms. Brenda Ortega, James Madison Scholar at Robertson High School:

    Just a short note to express our gratitude for inviting us to share some time with your civic and history students We are proud to have been part of the NMHU student movement of the ’60s and to share our experiences with your students.

  • Recognize the union

    The (Feb. 9) article on the local hospital was interesting. But why does the management not recognize the union? The workers voted for union representation and have been supported by the community.

    Why must the hospital wait until it is required by the government to negotiate with the workers?

    Meredith Britt
    Las Vegas
     

  • VFD should get Peck back

    A while back, I read a letter to the editor thanking all the people who fought the fire when the Tony Apodaca residence burned in the Gascon Valley. I wanted to echo that thanks. As bad as it was, I know it could have been a lot worse if the high winds had carried that fire down the valley.

  • Mil Gracias

    Thank you to the Volunteer Fire Departments from Rainsville, Mora, and Golondrinas and to our neighbors for their prompt response to the Rainsville fire on Jan. 28.  

    Their prompt response prevented what could have been a very different outcome. Individuals such as these are true assets to our communities and to Mora County.

    Douglas and Doris Velarde
    Rainsville

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! LOTS OF EXPLAINING TO DO. Las Vegas gets its natural gas out of Colorado, but many other northern New Mexico communities, like Taos and Española, aren’t so lucky these days. Thousands of people have been enduring cold days and nights without their primary heating fuel, and it’s put New Mexico Gas Co. on the hot seat. Momentum is growing for legislative hearings to explore how such a sudden and unexpected shortage of natural gas occurred out of western Texas.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! LOTS OF EXPLAINING TO DO. Las Vegas gets its natural gas out of Colorado, but many other northern New Mexico communities, like Taos and Española, aren’t so lucky these days. Thousands of people have been enduring cold days and nights without their primary heating fuel, and it’s put New Mexico Gas Co. on the hot seat. Momentum is growing for legislative hearings to explore how such a sudden and unexpected shortage of natural gas occurred out of western Texas.

  • Another perspective: Dividing our blended state

    Raised in Northern New Mexico, in Mora County, I spoke Spanish as my first language. This was the only language I spoke at home and it was commonplace in our community to speak Spanish at the bank, the market, and among  our neighbors.

    Until I started school in the fall of 1955 I never thought of speaking English on a regular basis. It was a language foreign to me; I had heard my older brother and sisters speak it only in passing.

  • Grateful for another term

    Allow me to express my heartfelt gratitude to the voters of the Mora Independent School District for electing me to an unprecedented fifth term to the Board of Education. It has been an honor, a privilege and a joy to serve in this capacity for 16 years and I will continue to do my best to validate those who believe in my capabilities and who have entrusted me with this awesome responsibility.