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Today's Opinions

  • A Richardson factor

    People are sick of Gov. Bill Richardson. And that’s largely why Republican Susana Martinez did so well in last week’s gubernatorial election. 

     

    The Democrat, Diane Denish, was inextricably tied to Richardson because she served as lieutenant governor. 

     

    Richardson’s approval ratings in the last few months have been around 25 percent — which made it tough for Denish, try as she may have, to distance herself from Richardson. 

     

  • New CEO improving Alta Vista

    By Kait Saboe of Las Vegas

     

    In March 2009 I had the misfortune of breaking a leg and the  unfortunate experience of spending seven days at Alta Vista Hospital,  where I experienced the worst nursing care and most horrible food ever.  The surgery department was great and physical therapy was wonderful, but the nursing staff assigned to me was non-caring, lazy and very unfriendly. ...

     

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... OVER AND DONE. Whew, finally, one of the more brutal elections in recent memory is through, and now we can look forward to new leadership addressing many of the same old problems. And just as Barack Obama took the burden and the blame for two wars and an economic crisis he didn’t create, now a whole lot of newly elected officials must inherit a mess. Good luck, all.

     

  • Dulcey Amargo: 'Ultima' a substantive play

    By Lupita Gonzales

     

    As I mentioned in a column a while back, I have sworn off sitting too long in front of the TV or the computer screen, but there are some sites I receive online that I follow for the fun of it. One of those is the Astrology  Astro Slam, which often puts me in my place.

     

    A couple of weeks ago, the slam told me that most people are boring, including me, and that I should do something exciting, like attending a play, or some such. 

     

  • Mil Gracias

    By Ida Sue Gonzales of Las Vegas

    Mil Gracias to Eddie King for allowing the Cub Scouts pack #60 to enter the Junior Vegas Bowl, after their community service trash clean up at the RHS Soccer Field. Also, mil gracias to Rob Larrañaga and the Wildlife Refuge for allowing the Cub Scouts to enjoy the Gallinas Nature Trail and watching the birds feed.

  • Mil Gracias

    From the David Romero family of Las Vegas:

    We want to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of the benefit spaghetti luncheon for Las Vegas City Councilman David Romero. It is great to see our community come together in support of a very important cause. 

    Everyone involved was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Your assistance means so much to us but even more to our uncle and his family. Thank you for all of us.

     

  • The myth of war

    By Don Hamilton, Ocate

    I am writing in response to Mr. Benito Duran’s letter regarding the proposed Cannon Air Force Base night flights over Northern New Mexico. I am certain that he believes these flights are necessary and that they will help keep us safe. However, I believe this perception is based upon a myth.

  • Scrutinize sites off campus

    Highlands University has been one of the leaders in setting up satellite campuses around the state. Currently, the school has seven off-campus sites — Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Raton, Española, Farmington and Santa Fe.


    Now, legislative leaders looking for ways to cut the state budget have questioned the need for state universities to have so many branches. That’s a reasonable line of inquiry.