.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective - A good education: The obvious, but neglected, solution for a better NM

    Look into the eyes of the next youngster you see, whether it’s an 8-year-old learning to read, a pre-teen wondering how to fit in or an 18-year-old trying to decide between work, college or both. Look deep into their eyes and ask yourself: What have I done to help this young person succeed?

    As politicians, policymakers and bureaucrats gather in Santa Fe to plot the best way forward, too much time and energy are spent plotting how to regain or retain a political advantage. We need to work more on improving the education our children receive.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 6, 2015

    THUMBS DOWN! FOLLOW POSTED HOURS
    Signs at the entry to San Miguel County’s various trash-deposit sites show the system’s hours and days of operation, but those hours aren’t always followed. That makes it a bit annoying to customers who may arrive there — their pickup trucks bulging — only to find a locked gate. Remember, it’s neither sanitary nor fashionable to drive around for days with a car or a truck full of trash accumulated from a Super Bowl party.

    THUMBS UP! A GREAT EVENT

  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 6, 2015
  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 6, 2015

    Enforce cell phone law
    As a long-time resident of Seventh Street, who walks and drives that street often, I see at least five or 10 people daily texting or dialing on their cell phones, headed for an intersection, other cars or pedestrians. An officer in a patrol car presumably sees many, many more than I do. I am amazed that we have not read by now of a person or a family killed or seriously injured, and when we do, I’m sure we’ll see letters about leniency since “everyone does it.”

  • Vaccinations are critical

    New Mexico Health Department officials are sounding the alarm about children in this state who aren’t vaccinated and who, as a result, are vulnerable to things like measles.

    Prompting the concern is the measles outbreak that is believed to have started in Disneyland last year and that has been confirmed in every state bordering New Mexico.

    State law mandates that children receive the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine before they enroll in school.

  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 4, 2015
  • Work of Art: ‘They saw a game’

    “Perception. What did we see? What did we really see? And what did we want to see?

    A number of columns ago, I wrote about a particularly bloody college football game between two Big 10 teams, a fierce, decades-long rivalry. The winning team lost two quarterbacks to injuries; the losing team lost with its second-string signal-caller at the controls.

  • Thank you, Mr. Balderas

    Kudos to Attorney General Hector Balderas for finally making the Behavioral Health Provider Audit’s Final Report public, something his predecessor refused to do.

    We’re also glad that Balderas, who took over as attorney general just one month ago, is acknowledging that the manner in which the state has handled these allegations was flawed and that improvements have to be made to ensure services that citizens depend on are not disrupted.