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Today's Opinions

  • More naive visitors’ impressions of New York

    We’re back from a week-plus trip to New York City, where Bonnie and I met the Danish part of our family, Stan and Lisbeth, and their two daughters.

    So much happened on this trip, our first venture into the Big Apple, I probably have enough copy for at least one more column. Next week, I plan to write about the languages we were exposed to.

     

    The natives

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

  • Our future could be dry indeed

    With this season’s lack of snow, many of us are concerned that a potential lack of water could adversely threaten our community and this region of New Mexico.

    That’s why we are pleased to welcome a panel of water experts who will share their expertise with us. The intention is not to revisit old water conflicts but to understand the challenges and complexities that face us now. We know that we could face a very dry future.

  • Picking from two extremes

    A recent political cartoon, published in New Mexico’s largest newspaper, seems to have stirred up more discussion, fallout and venom than nearly all the cartoons published during the unprecedentedly brutal 2016 election cycle.

  • Three more bad ideas to reform higher education

    New Mexico’s higher education was, once again, on the minds of many of our elected officials during this year’s legislative session, and  lots of ideas to improve our state’s higher education have echoed around the statehouse.

    Some ideas had merit. Some did not.

    Here are three bad ideas I recently heard:

  • Making the next time the best ever

    By Rick Kraft

    The best time ever might be the next time. Maybe, just maybe, by giving it all that you have, the next time will be the best.

    On July 5, 1969, a band who called themselves “The Rolling Stones” broke through onto the music scene when they performed a free concert in Hyde Park, England. More than 200,000 attended the event.

  • After the session: Priorities moving forward

    After spending the past several years trying to dig ourselves out of a financial recession and slow economic growth, New Mexico has the potential for a bright future, but only if we have our priorities in order.

    On the one hand, the human spirit is dynamic, fluid and persistent and is led by our curiosity and an innate need to address issues that affect our lives and to help one another.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

    Mil Gracias
    The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the Las Vegas Arts Council, recently hosted the tenth annual Literacy Fair at the Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus.
    The theme for this year’s event was a Dr. Seuss Celebration with the tag line: “Read Here  and Read There—Read Everywhere.”