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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

    Great N.M. people

    In just the last several weeks, scores of New Mexicans have travelled to areas of need to assist others. The New Mexico flag was hanging proudly while 22 electricians from our state helped to restore power to victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.

    Other teams from Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces, and Dona Ana County travelled to Texas to assist with the hurricane and violent storms there. A bakery in Albuquerque filled six trucks with bread to feed people ravaged by the recent storms.

  • Following the space trails through New Mexico

    Here’s something you might not know: New Mexico has a “space trail,” which spans the ages at more than 50 locations around the state.

    From a mountaintop called Wizard’s Roost in Lincoln County, where prehistoric New Mexicans aligned stones to the summer and winter solstices, to Socorro County’s Magdalena Ridge Observatory, one of many modern-day astronomical observatories around the state, New Mexico is steeped in the history and development of space observation and exploration.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 27, 2017

    THMBS UP: A DIFFICULT DISCUSSION

    We applaud Las Vegas City Schools for addressing the elephant in the room —or, rather, the historic elephant located next to Robertson High School. Elephants are said to have excellent memories, and memories are also contained in the buildings.

    While Paul D. Henry School is worth salvaging from a sentimental point of view, the building seems to be past the point of repair, and its usefulness as a modern school is subject to the forecast of administrators, at best.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Octt. 27, 2017

  • ‘Mockingbird’ flares up anew

    There’s a bit of irony in the following, which concerns a reheated topic of racism, as shown in the decision of several school districts to ban Harper Lee’s award-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

    Touching on Lee’s brilliant novel and of censorship leads me to make a couple of disclosures.

  • There's a severe shortage of mental health professionals

    This editorial was recently published in the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News.

    There is a national shortage of mental health professionals, and it’s being felt locally. Southeastern North Carolina and many other parts of the U.S. are seeing a shortage of all mental health providers.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

  • One nation, under God —divisible

    Just a thought .... by Rick Kraft

    Today, I stood at the base of the flagpole at Fort Sumter and helped carefully unfold the United States flag. I assisted the ranger as he hoisted it up the pole so it could fly proudly over the island and the harbor.

    The flag that was taken down from the pole on April14, 1861 only had 33 stars. The one we raised today had 50. As I helped raise the flag I thought of the importance of the flag to our nation and what it represents.