Today's Opinions

  • Combatting addiction

    Last year was a record year in New Mexico for overdose deaths.

    According to the Albuquerque Journal, 536 New Mexicans died of overdoses in 2014. The figure represents a 19 percent increase over 2013 deaths.

    The paper reported that nearly half of those overdose deaths were the result of prescription opioids or narcotic painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone.

    We’ve known for years that prescription drug overdose deaths in our state are high and that something needs to be done to combat the problem.

  • A Work of Art: Things we knew as kids

    This will be an audience-participation-type column in which readers will be invited to submit some of their own comments on how things used to be (and maybe still are).
    The inspiration came from a web site that lists a number of things we were taught as children, things that were probably explained to us by our parents, who heard the same things from our grandparents, who in turn . . .

  • Palabras Pintorescas: A brief lesson on Cow Culture 101

    It has taken a while, but our mountains have finally fallen into fall. Most of the aspen are still green, but every day is still a changing color day here now. Question is, will that predicted and so needed winter snowstorm actually develop and fill our high mountain peak full of snow again?

    That is so necessary to fill our depleting water reservoirs, known as aquifers.

  • Editorial: Advocating for openness

    “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
    —James Madison

    It’s a relatively young organization, but the impact that the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has had in this state is enormous.

  • Another Perspective- Catastrophic pollution hurting us

    By michael michellle mattathias

  • Letters to the Editor - October 4th, 2015

    War of the billionaires, continued
    Liberal/regressive hogwash is so obvious. Take for example the recent letter to the editor “War of the Billionaires.”
    The writer wonders “Who will buy America first, Trump ($4 billion) or the Koch Brothers ($81B)?” Is it possible the writer doesn’t know billionaire Democratic names, like Soros ($23B), Buffet ($68B), Zuckerberg ($43B), Gates ($79B), etc?
    The Democratic Party relies on an uninformed and willfully blind electorate as demonstrated above. 

  • Just a Thought - The process of guarding your heart

    By Rick Craft

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Words of wisdom from a single verse about halfway through the Bible at Proverbs 4:23. Why did one of the wisest men who ever lived, King Solomon, pen these words in about 940 B.C.? These words were significant in his day and they remain significant today, three millennia later.

  • Thumbs 10-2-15

    It seems as if everybody saw it. Of course, we’re referring to the super lunar eclipse Sunday evening that displayed a blood-red image. Many went to the Highlands Hilton Science-Technology building to look through the university’s telescope. Some gathered around Storrie Lake, Veterans Park, the Wildlife Refuge and Nine-Mile Hill, on NM 518. One curmudgeonly gentleman at Camp Luna grumbled, “Couldn’t they have scheduled the eclipse at a more convenient hour?”