Today's Opinions

  • Dispatch New Mexico - An inky wretch at the state press convention

    Sometimes I wonder why the hell I stick with the newspaper business. The pay’s lousy, the hours are all over the place and there’s more than enough stress.

    Then I go to a New Mexico Press Association convention and I’m reminded that it’s not so bad.

    I feel a certain camaraderie at such events, in large part because I’ve been involved in New Mexico newspapers for a dozen years now. I know a lot of publishers, editors and reporters around the state, and am proud to call many of them my friends.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 5, 2016
  • Should Putin be a role model?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Yankton (South Dakota) Daily Press and Dakotan and was originally published on Sept. 20:

    The recent claim by presidential candidate Donald Trump that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader than President Barack Obama is, in some ways, not without merit, when you look at it a certain way.

  • Work of Art: No, I won’t chip in

    No, I won’t chip in. In our household, we’re comfortable and expect to have a bit of spare change left over when Bonnie and I pass on. But for now, we won’t chip in.

  • Let’s focus on the budget

    State lawmakers convened in Santa Fe on Friday to figure out how to deal with a massive budget shortfall that has leaders of state and local government agencies throughout the state worried.

  • Another Perspective: State money? Who needs it!

    By Bob Wessely

    The New Mexico’s Water Trust Board awarded Las Vegas a highly competitive $4 million grant/loan (90 percent grant, 10 percent loan) for Phase I of the Raw Water Conveyance System improvement project. The State Engineer approved the permit.

    These City successes would allow the City to capture some of the very low river flows, as well as the very high flows. The high flow enables capture during storm events or to mitigate flooding.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 2, 2016
  • Straight from the City: Reservoir improvements

    Slated improvements to the Bradner and Peterson reservoirs will not increase our water storage capacity, but will greatly improve our water storage capability.

    That may sound like a contradiction, but it’s really just a reflection of a dilemma inherent in capturing river water.

    The problem with large rain events and spring runoff is that the high volume of water rushing into the Gallinas carries a lot of dirt and debris with it, so much that the water is not immediately usable. So when the water flow is at its best, the water quality is at its worst.