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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Thank you for all you do

    “A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”

    — Albert Einstein

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 1, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Labor in the U.S.A

    Blue collar, white collar, it doesn’t matter. They’re both collars.

    I’m referring, of course, to the workplace, where so many of us are little more than dogs on a leash, going only as far as our masters will let us, digging holes in the yard to bury the bones they throw us.

    Of course, that’s a pretty dark perspective on labor in the U.S.A., but it’s the way a lot of people view their jobs. And while it’s unfortunate, it’s also understandable, given the state of working for a living nowadays.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 29, 2014

    THUMBS UP! PEOPLE’S FAIRE
    It’s an event that members of this community look forward to every year, and this year’s People’s Faire didn’t disappoint. The fair featured a good assortment of vendors, lively music, activities for the kids and just a fun atmosphere for individuals to enjoy themselves as another summer draws to a close. To the organizers and everyone else who played a role in making this year’s People’s Faire a success, we say thank you.

    THUMBS UP! HUNTING FOR TREASURE

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 29, 2014