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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - May 4, 2015
  • Time to mend rift

    Mora County dodged a bullet last month with the settlement of two federal lawsuits filed over the county’s Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance, which attempted to ban all oil and gas drilling in the county.

    A federal judge struck down that ordinance in January after determining that it violated the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights and conflicted with state law. But one of the issues left unresolved was whether Mora County would be forced to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees incurred by the plaintiffs in bringing the lawsuit.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A most interesting man of consequence

    He was a short and stocky man, loud in life and with a laugh to beat all hell. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the most interesting man I’ve ever known.

    Unfortunately, I lost touch with him years ago, so to protect his privacy I’ll only call him Dean in this writing. I wouldn’t want to make him mad, as he was also the toughest man I’ve ever known.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 1, 2015

    THUMBS UP! AN INNOVATIVE INCENTIVE
    Highlands University regents voted last Friday to offer incoming freshmen a $1,000 bonus if they graduate from the university within four years. Outgoing President Jim Fries proposed the bonus as a way to provide an incentive to incoming students to complete their undergraduate degrees as quickly as possible. It’s a great deal for students. We hope many of the university’s incoming freshmen earn that bonus and that Highlands’ dismal four-year graduate rate will surge as a result.

  • Editorial cartoons - May 1, 2015
  • Editorial cartoons - May 1, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Where will you be when the games begin?

    By Rick Kraft

    There was a “Wall of Shame” just outside the entry to the Olympic stadium in Olympia, Greece. But let me come back to this.

    On a tour through Greece, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit ancient Olympia where the Olympic games started.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 1, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader on NSA spying bill (April 27):
    Back in January, when this Congress was brand new and Mitch McConnell was taking the reins as majority leader of the Senate, he pledged “to get committees working again.”
    It’s surprising, then, that, in late April, McConnell moved to bypass the committee process to fast-track a five-year extension of the government’s authority to conduct mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ phone calls.