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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoons - April 3, 2015
  • Another perspective - The unfortunate cost of drilling

    By Roger Toll

    U.S. 285, which runs near our home south of Eldorado, is a big part of my life. I bike south on it through the high-desert beauty of the Galisteo Basin. I drive north to Colorado ski areas and the Arkansas River Valley. It is the major thoroughfare through town, and we shop in stores along its route.

  • Another perspective - What really happened to capital outlay

    By Michael Sanchez

    Following the Governor’s press conference at the end of the 2015 Legislative Session, residents of New Mexico may be excused for being confused about what actually happened to spending on infrastructure projects across the state. Gov. Susana Martinez did not help matters when she levelled false accusations against Senate Democrats.

  • Just a Thought - The Easter Bunny vs. conquering death

    By Rick Kraft

    Sunday is a holiday for most everyone. Some will be looking for Easter eggs and some will be celebrating the resurrection of a risen Savior. Others may not recognize either, but may use it as an opportunity to gather family together for fellowship and a meal.

    Easter is typically an exciting time for young children. Easter is typically the highest attended service of the year for most churches.

    Regardless, Easter is what you make it.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 3, 2015

    Railroad part of our heritage
    Now that the Amtrak route through the original Las Vegas has been granted a reprieve, maybe it is time for us to think about ways to firm up the railroad as an important part of our heritage.
    Why don’t we take the initiative to create a railroad-based historical and recreational district which would include all of the facilities built by or because of the railroad from 1879 until the First World War — all of them more than a century old.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 1, 2015
  • Raise GPA requirement

    Students attending a New Mexico college or university on the Legislative Lottery Scholarship should prepare themselves for yet another decrease in the funds awarded.

    The scholarship fund is in trouble because tuition has been increasing and because more students have been taking advantage of the program.

    The lottery scholarship has historically covered the full cost of tuition for qualifying students. Last year, the fund came up short, prompting the state to decrease the award given to students.

  • Work of Art: ‘I don’t appreciate it’

    Now please don’t start calling welfare agencies inquiring about the Trujillo family — at least not without letting me explain.

    You see, we raised three boys, and that translates to a lot of rough-housing. We made up games which we called “Pay-Dirt,” “Jump the Gun,” “Balance,”  “100 Percent” and “Bone Crusher.”