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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 24, 2014

    THUMBS UP! A HEARTFELT THANK YOU

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 24, 2014
  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 24, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Journal Record  on bias (Oct. 20):
    Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up several cases about same-sex marriage. The justices let stand rulings that say states have no basis to deny marriage to gay couples.
    Anyone who has followed the debate could predict what opponents would say in response. Mary Fallin’s statement was typical:

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 24, 2014

    Headline about kid was offensive
    In response to the Monday October 6th headline article “You think your kid is bad?”:
    As an educator in this community, it saddened me to see the reflection that was placed upon our youth in the title of this article. We are lucky to have middle school students here, in Las Vegas, who are incredible helpers, builders, brilliant minds and savvy technological gurus.

  • Our take on amendments

    New Mexico voters are being asked to decide five constitutional amendments during the general election. We urge a “yes” vote on Amendments 1, 3 and 5 while offering no recommendation on Amendments 2 and 4 because they aren’t really relevant to voters in San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Amendment 1 — which, if approved, could change the manner in which school board elections are held — requires a three-fourths’ majority in order to pass. The four other proposed amendments require a simple majority vote in order to be enacted.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 22, 2014
  • Work of Art - Where’d we all come from?

    It’s hard to imagine that the staff of Dr. Cordell Halverson’s office will ever forgive (or at least forget) my deception. Halverson, a long-time Ob/Gyn, had my wife, Bonnie, as one of his patients. His office was at Eighth and University, close to Highlands.

    At the time, Bonnie was teaching school in Anton Chico. I received a call from her (in that pre-cell phone era), at my office, in Mortimer Hall, telling me she’d forgotten to deliver a certain specimen to Halverson’s office, on her way to work that morning.

  • Vote ‘yes’ on GO bonds

    New Mexico voters will decide three general obligation bond questions this November, and the Optic urges a “yes” vote on all of them.

    Combined, the GO bonds would raise $169 million for brick and mortar projects at colleges and universities, for materials for libraries and for infrastructure improvements and large purchases for our senior citizen centers.