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Today's Opinions

  • Another perspective - Luna continues to enrich lives

    By Abelino Montoya

    I would like to take this opportunity to answer some important questions from constituents from Luna Community College’s District 5 and others, and also present an update on the significant progress of LCC.

  • Just a Thought - Don’t worry unless it happens

    By Rick Kraft

    How much of life do you live being anxious? What is not accomplished today because of worrying about tomorrow? How much is your quality of life lowered because the future is unknown.

    A few weeks ago I attended a leadership training session taught by John Garcia of Albuquerque. Mr. Garcia, a former cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Tourism who specializes in economic/business development, presented the group many leadership tools.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 24, 2015

    Driving drunk not worth the cost
    The San Miguel County DWI Program is collaborating with many agencies to ensure a safe prom and graduation season.
    Staff will be helping out at local proms, ensuring that no one who has been drinking alcohol is admitted.
    Local law enforcement will be conducting saturation patrols, Sobriety Checkpoints, and Underage Drinking Enforcement activities. If you drink and drive, you will get caught!

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 24, 2015

    THUMBS UP! $562,000 IN CITY DEBT FORGIVEN
    Kudos to the state Water Trust Board and the city of Las Vegas for changing the terms of the grant/loan agreements for two past water projects. The Water Trust Board had previously given the city a 60 percent grant/40 percent loan for those two projects. Recently, those terms were changed to make the funding 90 percent grant/10 percent loan. The net result is $562,000  in savings for the city utilities department, which can now be used for other water projects.

    THUMBS UP! AN ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS

  • Regents must choose wisely

    Roughly four dozen candidates applied to be Highlands University’s next president, and the Presidential Search Committee has whittled that pool down to six finalists. Now comes the hard part: Figuring out which of those six is the best fit for Highlands.

    It will likely be the most important decision this Highlands Board of Regents will make.

    Selecting the wrong person could set the institution back years — think Manny Aragon and Selimo Rael. By contrast, we’re confident that the institution will thrive if regents select wisely.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 22, 2015
  • Work of Art: Honoring the honor code

    We thought we’d moved to a different world the first time my wife and I, with our 3-months-old son, drove in to Charlottesville, Va. I had received a fellowship to study English at the University of Virginia and was thrilled at the prospect.

    It was a great experience, in the early ‘70s, meeting and studying under people like Fredsen Bowers, a Shakespeare scholar; Douglas Day, UVa’s “renaissance man”; and Ed Hirsch, who authored the “Cultural Literacy” series, an academic best-seller.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 20, 2015