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Today's Opinions

  • Tuition hike too high

    On the same day that hundreds of Highlands University supporters hailed the dedication of the sparkling, high-tech Student Union Building, regents voted to increase tuition and fees at this beloved institution of higher learning.

    It’s hard to argue with inflation: The administrative, professorial and support staffs justifiably need to be paid, if only to keep up with inflation; the cost of the new facility went beyond the original budget, and the university’s health insurance costs and retirement contributions continue to rise.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 6, 2013
  • Another Perspective - We deserve a better mayor

    Organizers of the effort to recall Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. did not decide to undertake this effort lightly, or for trivial reasons, or around a single issue. The reasons for this recall effort have already been misrepresented, and so we are setting the record straight.

  • Mil Gracias - May 6, 2013

    Comcast Cares Day was held last Saturday at the First Born of Northern New Mexico office at 1900B Hot Springs Blvd.

    We had 26 people participate in Comcast Cares Day, which seems small compared to the 70,000 people worldwide who were doing Comcast Day, but to us it was very important. Our facility got all the woodwork painted in the building plus the kitchen. Carpeting was shampooed and a new front door was donated and installed. The final upgrade was window flower boxes on our porch, which are beautiful.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 3, 2013

    THUMBS UP! BACA GOOD CHOICE FOR JUDGE

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 3, 2013
  • Communities won’t remain passive

    This is a really big day for Mora. Outsiders from big oil consistently would be at our commissioner meetings. Never making eye contact or inviting any sort of greeting, the big oil minions made my stomach turn. In their minds Mora had already been divided into 64 pads, each host to four wells. I congratulate two commissioners’ hard work: John Olivas and Alfonso Griego for not laying waste the land of our forefathers.

    Ken Bugler
    Orofino, Idaho
    (Former Mora County resident)  
     

  • Olivas, Griego ‘true heroes’

    As a property owner in Mora County, I would like to commend our County Commissioners John Olivas and Alfonso Griego for standing up for the citizens of Mora County on April 29 by passing the community water rights and local self-government ordinance. They have taken a huge step showing their courage, integrity, and commitment to protect our water and our general welfare from damaging corporate interests.

    We are faced with the threat of natural gas companies wanting to exploit our resources. The environmental impacts from gas fracking are devastating. Such as: