Today's Opinions

  • OK,‘Spaceport America’ — your time is up

    One of the cruelest manifestations of illogical thinking is the sunk-cost fallacy. The irrational belief that a bad investment will, one day, pay off, if we just hold on a little longer, has led to plenty of sorrow in the private sector.

  • Why should local governments address climate change?

    By Rock G. Ulibarri —  San Miguel County Commission Chair

    Despite its small population, San Miguel County is bearing the brunt of global climate change caused by global human activity, including the release of greenhouse gas emissions.

    It’s widely acknowledged among the scientific community that the weather patterns that New Mexico and San Miguel Co. have been experiencing of late—including effects such as drought, floods, and wildfire—are heightened in severity by climate change.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 22, 2017

    Gun control O.K. 

    I know a little about guns, I have a few, perhaps five.

    My original rifle is a .250 savage lever action with a six round revolving brass internal magazine. Another rifle I own is a Chinese made SK almost identical to the notorious AK-47. I’ll now tell you what the main difference between the SK and the .250 Savage is: the external magazine. like most hunting weapons the .250 holds five shots or rounds on ammo.

  • Editorial cartoon: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

    Editorial cartoon: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct.20, 2017


    We applaud the Luna Community College Board of Trustees for deciding to hire a proffessional search firm in its effort to bring in a new permanent president. It’s understandable many will be skeptical of the board, especially when it’s only making statements and has yet to complete a truly fair president hiring process in recent years, but it’s a great start.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

  • DACA support in a conservative climate

    Last week, Lovington's school board went against the grain of its local politics. By a 3-2 vote, the municipal school board there passed a resolution supporting DACA recipients — a move that runs contrary to the conservative inclinations of this area of the state.

  • Pity the comma chasers

    I pity today’s comma chasers. They’re (we’re) the ones whose job is tantamount to digging a dozen 6-by-6-by-6 holes with a dull shovel in the hot Fort Bliss sun, in August.

    But first, let’s make it clear that: The term comma chaser doesn’t refer solely to that tiny punctuation mark but is a generic term for editors and teachers, and even parents who look over their kids’ homework.