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Today's Opinions

  • Unknowingly controlled by strangers

    Just a Thought ... By Rick Kraft

    We are controlled by strangers whom we will never meet and we don’t even recognize it.

    I am on vacation and I get up in complete darkness in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. As I walk across the room trying to remember where the door is, my left wrist lights up and my watch tells me it is 2:51 am and states “You did it! You have earned an hour towards your standing goal.”

  • Bradner Reservoir work is moving forward

    From the City

    Work on Bradner Reservoir is proceeding from design to the construction phase.

    There are two parts to the construction project at Bradner Reservoir. First is the rehabilitation of the auxiliary embankment, main embankment and the spillway and second is the installation of the outlet tower.

  • Failing schools: the elephant in the room

     Another Perspective

    I want to talk about the “elephant” in the room; and that is the quality of our schools. WalletHub is the most credible national norm referenced statistic center for education (New Mexico is ranked 50th of 51 states).

    The New Mexico State Department of Education has begun grading school districts and East and West Las Vegas both earned a D-plus. The top five public school districts in New Mexico are Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Grady, Fort Sumner, and Cimarron.

  • Editorial: How many guns do we need?

    Every time a derranged person — usually a male — notches some type of new low in terms of casualties in a mass shooting, it’s tempting to look at economics, weapons laws and mental health coverage for gaps and loopholes.

    It’s time to start looking at the sheer volume of weapons we are putting into circulaiton.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 6, 2017

    EUROPEAN DAY IS A HIT

    THUMBS UP: There was hilarity; there were moments of solemnity and of patriotism. But most of all, “European National Day” at the United World College was an evening well spent, last Saturday evening.

    The program, offered free to the public featured some 60 UWC students singing, acting, dancing, lip-syncing and clowning. Close to 30 fast-moving skits entertained the packed audience. In keeping with the “European” theme, students featured skits based on a number of countries across the Atlantic.

  • A crisis, a showdown and taking a knee

    Last week, there were three big news stories capturing people’s attention — two of which we need to pay attention to, the other worth following only if you’re entertained by all those trumpteets.

    When President Trump tweeted his vitriol about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, he agitated an issue that’s not nearly as important as the escalation of tensions with North Korea and the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 6, 2017

    Eyes, ears, brain

    OK, I give up. Is there not one person in the White House with eyes, ears and a brain? I am still hearing positive spin on th administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.

    And when they are not spinning, they are spouting bureaucratic textbook response: nonsensethat has no connection with the terrible reality of life for the residents there.

    Or they are blaming Puerto Rico’s aging infrastructure for the overwhelming devastation?

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017