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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - May 9, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Gazette on budding energy initiatives (May 2):

    Extreme environmental activists would inadvertently cost Colorado tens of thousands of jobs and destroy the economy. They are circulating petitions to put 12 questions on the November ballot that would each amend the Colorado Constitution in a manner to erode private property rights and the ability of businesses to survive.

  • The rising cost of tuition

    University students throughout New Mexico have been hit with substantial tuition increases over the last several years as the amount of money the state spends per university student has dropped.

    It’s a troubling trend highlighted by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, according to a recent story in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 7, 2014
  • Work of Art: Let’s hear it for maturity

    The standard for survival in college is “two hours of study and preparation for every hour in class.” Go figure: You enter college as a full-time student, signing up for five courses totaling 15 credits. The credits, or units,  correspond neatly to the number of hours of class time each course requires.

    And to be successful, one ought to devote twice as much time preparing and studying as time spent in an actual class.

  • Give Grande, Las Vegas

    Nonprofit organizations play such a vital role in every community throughout this nation. In some instances they serve as a safety net, engaging in such activities as providing meals to the hungry and shelters for the homeless. In other instances, they serve as advocates for important causes like revitalizing a city’s downtown district and helping out troubled or abused kids.

    In almost every instance, they enrich our communities.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 5, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Acequias important to area

    Indo-Hispanos have created an intimate relationship with the land and growing crops for subsistence for over a hundred years in New Mexico.

    They built acequias — communal irrigation systems — not only to sustain an agricultural lifestyle, but also to nurture an organic and communal way of life. Researchers affiliated with the Rio Grande Bioregions Project initiated a pioneering collaborative, farmer-led, and interdisciplinary study of Colorado and New Mexico acequias in 1995-99.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 2, 2014

    THUMBS UP! 6,890 POUNDS OF TRASH
    The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance and close to 100 volunteers spent this past weekend picking up trash for the second annual Gallinas River Clean-up. Numerous organizations came together for the effort. The result: 6,890 pounds of trash and debris was collected from the Gallinas River. Thank you to everyone who took part.

    THUMBS UP TAX TIME HELP