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Today's Opinions

  • Publisher's Note: Facts and opinions

    Facts are more important than opinions. That may seem like an obvious point, but given the times in which we live, it’s worth saying.

    Straight news reporting is the most valuable contribution being made to the national discussion, but you wouldn’t know that by observing the media’s behavior.

    I suppose it’s because the “most valuable contribution” isn’t always the most marketable. Opinion often sells better than fact.

  • Mil Gracias

    I played on the 2011 Las Vegas Little League 9-10 year old boys All Star team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses and families who graciously contributed  monetary donations for my travel expenses to the district tournament in Taos and the state tournament in Roswell.

  • Mil Gracias

    We would like to thank all our family, friends and neighbors for raising money for medical bills for Edward Fernandez from Cleveland, who is battling cancer. God bless you all.


    Edward and Shirley
    Fernandez and family
    Cleveland

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN’. Colorado experienced its largest earthquake in 38 years just before midnight on Monday, when a magnitude 5.3 quake hit just south of Trinidad and north of the New Mexico line. Residents of northern New Mexico felt it as well — as far south as Springer, we hear.
    Meanwhile, the East Coast, while bracing for a hurricane, was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. Not since Barack Obama’s election has D.C. been so shaken up.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Aug. 26, 2011
  • Editorial Cartoons - Aug. 26, 2011
  • Commendations to good teachers

    Another academic year begins this week in Las Vegas, reminding me of a letter that I intended to write a few months ago, but never did. It goes like this:

  • ‘Doomsday’ not due to ‘community’

    “Planning for doomsday” was the headline. Sounds to me like planning doomsday. Water, one of three things needed to stay alive, is in short supply. The other two is food and oxygen. Everyone knows what the problem is but no one has the courage to do anything about it. Councils and mayors past did not want to be the ones to spend the required money to get it fixed and the ones in power seem to be waiting for the next election.