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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 5, 2014
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 5, 2014

    THUMBS UP! BUCKETS OF COLD WATER
    Luna Community College President Pete Campos and other college employees took part in an ice bucket challenge last month to raise money for the LCC Foundation and student scholarships. Contributors donated money to the Foundation in exchange for Campos and other staffers agreeing to have buckets of ice-cold water poured on them. We applaud Campos and all of the other participants for being good sports.

    THUMBS DOWN! GUILTY PLEA IN ROBBERY CASES

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas before the A.T. & S.F

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Las Vegas prospered for almost a half century before the railroad arrived in 1879. During that short span beginning in 1835, our town saw expansive growth and change. Because of its prime location along the Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas experienced more bustle and flurry than any other place in New Mexico.

    In the 50 years before the railroad, our town witnessed first-hand the major transformative developments of the time, and more than any other place in New Mexico, Las Vegas was at the cross roads of history.

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 5, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney Hub on lawmakers ignoring immigration realities (Aug. 29):
    The problem with U.S. immigration policy is that it makes legal entry into the country so expensive, time-consuming and risky that instead of entering through the front door, foreigners are sneaking in through the back door — illegally.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 5, 2014

    Tax hike should have gone to voters
    I read your “Spend It Wisely” editorial this morning, and it has me a bit upset. We are going to be forced to pay a higher taxes that we are not allowed to vote on? Since when do the people not have the right to vote on whether or not our taxes are increased?

    In addition to paying more taxes, it says the moneys are going to be spent on road repairs. This would be fine if the county was doing the job correctly.  

  • Organ worth preserving

    More than a century ago, the editor of this newspaper advocated for this community to raise money to acquire an organ for what at the time was the recently built Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

    The organ cost $4,000, which, at the time, was a huge sum of money. But area residents dug deep and raised the funds necessary to make that vision a reality.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 3, 2014
  • Work of Art: Is it OK to pray?

    Remember those non-stop grammar lessons in school in which we’d spend long hours pondering whether a particular word was a verb or a noun?

    Yes, Sister Grammatica Correcta would drill us on parts of speech; she would use every inch of chalkboard space to diagram sentences, and to be sure, give us enthusiastic students an opportunity to strut our stuff. What fun!

    We had a particularly loud end-of-class bell that I prayed would ring. In that school, Immaculate Conception, it was OK to pray — in fact, it was encouraged and often required.