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Today's Opinions

  • A job well done

    San Miguel County reached a milestone last week with the adoption of one of the strictest oil and gas drilling regulatory ordinances in the nation.

    It goes without saying that the ordinance isn’t making everyone happy. Those who are pro-drilling argue that it creates so many barriers to oil and gas exploration that it’s going to keep the industry out of San Miguel County. Many local environmental activists have argued that approving anything short of a ban puts the county at risk.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 17, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - With elections over, it’s time to govern

    Now that all the noise of the election is over, can we turn our attention back to governing?

    We’ll soon see how Susana Martinez intends to run things in her second term. She certainly has a different dynamic going for her legislatively, now that the House is under the control of her very own Republican Party. But since the Democrats still have the Senate, getting actual legislation passed and onto the governor’s desk for signing will continue to be a formidable challenge.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 14, 2014

    A GREAT SEASON
    The Robertson girls’ soccer team, best known as the “Beastie Girls,” had a phenomenal season that ended last week with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael’s. We would have loved to see the team play in the state championship, but what they accomplished this season was incredible, and we are already looking forward to next season.

    GAS PRICES IN LAS VEGAS

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 14, 2014

    Frustrated
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    I write this letter as a concerned and frustrated parent of an eighth grade child who attends Rio Gallinas Charter School. The upper grade classes are in the midst of their third move this school year with at least one more move to go. Not only my daughter, but all the students from sixth to eighth grade at this school are losing valuable learning time, and for what reason?

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney (Nebraska) Hub. Nov. 7, 2014 on fracking:
    Just when it appeared Americans could take another step toward energy independence, there’s a setback that could turn off the valve on the wave of natural gas resources that current drilling technologies have made possible.

  • Disappointing conduct

    The Robertson High School football team has a lot to be proud of, given its undefeated record so far this season and last year’s state championship.

    But the conduct of two of its key players this past weekend during the East-West game was disappointing and not befitting of the extraordinary team that the Cardinals have become.

    Dominic Lucero and J.R. Gonzalez were ejected from Saturday’s game after incurring unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

    And they will have to sit out the Cardinals’ first playoff game.

  • Preserve Amtrak route

    A recent Department of Transportation Commission study provides yet another reason for New Mexico to bite the bullet and contribute money so that Amtrak’s Southwest Chief can continue its route through Las Vegas and northeast New Mexico.

    The study estimates that New Mexico would lose about $3 million a year if Amtrak were to halt passenger service along its current route and shift the Southwest Chief to another rail line, according to The Associated Press. And the study projects that those losses would climb to $3.7 million a year by 2023.