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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you, veterans

    “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
    — President Harry S. Truman

    Those words — chiseled into stone and on display at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., — are just as true today as they were when President Truman said them nearly 70 years ago.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A setback for the space industry

    On Halloween, a nightmare for the commercial space industry occurred. SpaceShipTwo, a craft designed to take people to the edge of space, apparently broke apart, killing one of its pilots and injuring the other.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 7, 2014

    A WELL-RUN ELECTION
    Melanie Rivera and her staff at the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office did another great job on Tuesday’s general election. Voters throughout the county were able to get in and cast their ballots without significant waits, and no major problems were reported. It was the last election that Rivera will run because she’s leaving her county clerk post to become a magistrate judge. We hope the person who the Commission appoints to replace Rivera will carry on Rivera’s tradition of being responsive to constituents.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 7, 2014

    City’s priorities
    are skewed

    There is no other town that comes together after a tragedy better than the Las Vegas community, especially when it comes to our children. This time, however, the city of Las Vegas has chosen to be part of the problem instead of the solution.

  • Another Perspective: Time to check your health coverage for 2015

    By Bob Moos

    Now’s the time to check your health care coverage for 2015 or sign up for the first time.

    More than 7 million Americans, including 32,062 New Mexico residents, got coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the program’s first open enrollment period a year ago.

    This year’s marketplace open enrollment begins on Nov. 15.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 7, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on treating  Ebola-fighting heroes as criminals (Oct. 27):
    The mandatory quarantine rule that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie imposed Friday to combat the spread of Ebola underscores the need to keep politics out of this important public health issue. Policy decisions on Ebola should be based on science, not fear.

  • Significant progress

    There’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done, but the $44.2 million the city has secured to help pay for critical Phase 1 water infrastructure projects is a huge accomplishment.

    Best of all, the city has the funding in place to move forward with its top priority, the Bradner Reservoir expansion project, which will triple the city’s current water storage capacity.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 5, 2014