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Today's Opinions

  • Profit is not a dirty word

    This editorial, by Vic Topmiller Jr., recently appeared in the Silver City Daily Press.

    Profit is not a dirty word. It just becomes dirty when abused, and the very association it has with certain people and groups of people is where the dirt comes from.

    Get it? If you get too close to dirty people some of the dirt rubs off. That should be a good lesson for some of us — “If you play with dirt you will soon have dirty hands.”

  • Albuquerque mayor: a critical race for our state

    The role of mayor of Albuquerque probably shouldn’t be that important to Las Vegas and hundreds of other small New Mexico communities — but it is.

    Crime prevention has certainly been a core issue in New Mexico for many years, especially within the past decade or so. However, there are many economic and policy questions that will need to be addressed by the next mayor that affect how Las Vegas, San Miguel County and the rest of the state do business — and how the state’s citizens make decisions and choices.

  • State legislators, keep AmeriCorps alive in N.M.

    Another Perspective — By Jacob Erickson

    Friday Sept. 8, I attended my (and the) last AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program graduation ceremony at New Mexico Highlands University.

    It was a bittersweet occasion — seeing all the contributions my fellow AmeriCorps members put forth for their respective institutions, while knowing the state will no longer support the program.

  • Recognizing the real enemy

    Just a Thought — By Rick Kraft

    “I am not the enemy.”

    Typically, when a person says this, he or she is correct. In a nutshell, the person is saying they are being treated as if they are the enemy when they are really on the same team.

    I heard this phrase at a family reunion recently and it got my mind thinking. There is a certain amount of conflict in any relationship or in any association.

  • Vigil and Maltais hold audience in their spell

    Beth Speaks For Herself — By Beth Urech

    In the corner of a large room with warm red walls stands an impressive grand piano. Large windows overlook the Plaza Park whose multi-colored string of lights adds a festive note.

    An ornate candelabra holds three real candles which flicker in anticipation. That is the setting for the Sept. 20 concert at our Plaza Hotel. When you turn your gaze, you’ll see men and women seated and quietly speaking.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 1, 2017

    Religion’s grip slipping There is a term in science called “critical mass”. It is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction. In other words, “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

    In the United States, the oppression of women and the suppression of their rights — to own their bodies; to obtain legal medical procedures; to receive a full range of health care, including all reproductive care available — are quickly approaching critical mass.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017