Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 8, 2015

    Highlands president deserves an ‘F’

    Sam Minner, Highlands’ new president, has brought home his first report card for the school year, and there is a large, red “F” in the integrity column. This failing — but well-deserved — grade tells us that Sam has started out at his new school by copying some of the behavioral tendencies of the five previous Highlands presidents over the last 15 years.

  • Just a Thought - If I had only one day together with you

    By Rick Kraft

    I am a both a student and a teacher of leadership. I had the chance to listen to one of my mentors over the past 20 years speak at a recent conference in Atlanta.

    Author and speaker John Maxwell was not on the speaker list, but he showed up at the conference and was given the opportunity to present a short talk on leadership packed full of tools and applications. Maxwell combines a history of 25 years as a pastor followed by 20 years of leadership training in the business world.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 8, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Houston Chronicle. On automatic voter registration (Oct. 30):

    Voting rights: A system to automatically register people to vote is exactly what we need in Texas
    For those of us who have grown accustomed to the red-versus-blue wars about the act of voting in recent years, it may come as a surprise to realize that voter registration is nowhere enshrined in the Constitution.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Abundant moisture in mountains creates work for Rociada folks

    In case you missed it, Fall fell fast here in the mountains last week. One beautiful day it is almost 70 degrees, and the next afternoon it is raining at 44 degrees, with snow predicted for higher peaks.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 6, 2015

    MainStreet de Las Vegas and Executive Director Cindy Collins have done it again. The organization has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant to help renovate and reinvigorate the Railroad District. The grant will provide MainStreet with $50,000 worth of services from a team of landscape architects, architects and design professionals. The grant is coming from the state Economic Development Department. We congratulate MainStreet de Las Vegas and Collins for their continued success and for their tireless work in improving our community.

  • A decades-long decline of a free-thinking middle class

    ROSWELL — Politicians like to talk about how the middle class is struggling, and for once they’re right.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 4, 2015
  • Editorial:Time to act on driver’s licenses

    It’s been entertaining to watch Gov. Susana Martinez and Democrats in the state Legislature duke it out year after year over the governor’s desire to repeal the state law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses.

    But the time for political theatre is over.