Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: Drug problem intensifies

    It’s no secret that our area has long struggled with drug abuse.

    We got a glimpse of the severity of the problem nearly four years ago when federal and state law enforcement officers swooped in on helicopters and black SUVs and began executing a series of arrest and search warrants in Las Vegas in August of 2012.

  • Another Perspective: HU’s reverse Robin Hood budget

    Highlands’ new budgetary policies rob from the poor and give to the rich. This is morally wrong and economically indefensible.  These budgetary priorities are also taking a toll on the academic programs and departments that more directly serve the students in college and beyond. This is why our faculty and staff union is growing.

     The public deserves to know:

     1) New Mexico is again cutting money to public education.  This year alone there will be approximately $800K of public funding cut to Highlands.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 15, 2016

    Alta Vista Hospital is doing its best

    It seems that most of the time you refer to Alta Vista you add “for profit.” Letters from others and quotes form others also add that comment.

    Are you against the idea of a firm attempting to make a profit? From what I can determine you are hired by “for profit newspaper.”

    The local hospital has attempted to recruit and keep qualified OB physicians. They do not come and if they do they do not last long.

  • Just a Thought: A lifetime return from a proper upbringing

    The hotel you choose to stay at has more to do with the way your parents raised you than it does with your economic means. What? Are these really correlated? Sure they are.

    Each one of us has a history and each one is unique. We were all born. Then we experienced what is was like to be a 2- year-old, a 5-year-old, and a 10-year-old. Each of us spent the same number of days at 16. We have gone through the same stages, but in different homes.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 15, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Sante Fe New Mexican on Donald Trump (May 10):

    Pity the poor Republican leaders. They must choose whether to back a candidate whose rhetoric is hateful, whose policy positions often make no sense and who isn’t even a true conservative. Or, they must choose to turn their backs on their party’s presidential nominee in 2016.

    Some prominent Republicans — political consultant Mary Matalin, for example — have switched their party registration.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: 1949 Quarterly Review issue find brings back memories

    Slowly but surely those many boxes of books stored in a cabin here on the ranch are hauled up to my house. I always find many treasures in what some might call trash. Such was the case once again last year.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 13, 2016
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