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Today's Opinions

  • Require higher GPA

    We are baffled by the criticism that erupts every time one of our state’s universities begins considering increasing its admission standards.
    Regents at New Mexico State University are planning to vote this week on raising the minimum grade point average from 2.5 to 2.75, effective for Fall 2016. Officials at the University of New Mexico are also talking about implementing a similar change there.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 21, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Married to my best friend

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” A sign on my desk at home quotes these words of wisdom from the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. And words of comfort to a man whose best friend once promised him she will outlive him.
    I can close my eyes each night when I go to bed knowing that in the morning before I get out of bed I can start my day with a kiss and the peace that my best friend will be right next to me as my new day begins.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 18, 2014

    THUMBS UP! SHOWING RESTRAINT

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 18, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Benigno Romero, father of the State Hospital

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Created by territorial law in 1889, the New Mexico State Hospital opened its doors in May 1893, and since that time has been the mainstay of the Las Vegas economy. In recent history, the number of employees at the Hospital has hovered at about 1,000, and few in this area have not had one or more family members employed there. Needless to say, the area economy may not have survived through the years without the State Hospital.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 18, 2014

    No shame in standing up for beliefs
    There should be an inalienable understanding that the “Fiestas” are in celebration of our people, our talents, our accomplishments. It is fitting that our Vegas All Stars, Little Leaguers, veterans, school clubs, civic organizations, Fiesta royalty and our nearby communities be celebrated.
    Our attention should not be diverted from the greatness of community by an undeserved slap in our faces by Alfonso Ortiz’s poor judgment again.

  • Rail line crucial to area

    Many people have fond, nostalgic recollections of an era of railroads in their home town. They recall the familiar whistle, waving to riders and — if they’re old enough — the sooty residue that belched out of the line’s smokestacks.

    Residents of the streets closest to the Amtrak line, Railroad, Pecos and Commerce, doubtless remember the coal-operated engines that left ashes in their yards.