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Today's Opinions

  • Finding help and more in Las Vegas

    While attending the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees (NMAER) Convention in Las Vegas (on Sept. 28-29), my car had a flat and ruined tire just after leaving the McDonald’s.

    The three kind men at BTU on Mills Street had to use a tractor with front-end loader and a large air tank (to fix the damage).

    Another young man led me, in his pickup, over to Duran’s Tire Shop. Mr. “just call me Walter” and his employee fixed the car, etc. These six men went way beyond the second miles (to assist).

  • Early closure, more preparation

    I am writing in to you on the day I’m supposed to be vying for a Master’s World Championship. Competition within the International BJJ Federation which requires several levels of credentialing which I did receive. However, while in the process, the tournament brackets closed early, partly caused by the Master’s Mundial being held in the USA for the first time. Two of my teammates from the Santa Fe BJJ Academy are in the same situation.

  • Clarifying previous letter

    Let me correct the interpretation of my letter to the editor, “From God to Government,” by Mr. Deemer.

    First, I agree with the majority of his comment. My point is not that faith and government are mutually exclusive, but that as a society moves away from the moral values of traditional religions, it invariably leads to more government. That’s exactly what I see happening in this country today, and the upcoming election provides an opportunity to change that.

  • Nuestra Historia - West system rooted in early Catholic schools

    For more than 30 years after Las Vegas was founded in 1835, there was no organized educational instruction available in the fledgling settlement. As was customary in New Mexico at the time, local clergy, if any, provided the little formal education available, though wealthy families often retained live-in tutors.

  • Another Perspective - Medicare’s open enrollment

    By Bob Moos

    Now’s the time for New Mexico residents with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2013.
    Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from this coming Monday, Oct. 15, until Dec. 7.
    Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health.
    By now insurers should have notified you of any adjustments in your health or drug coverage or any changes in your out-of-pocket costs for next year.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2012
  • On politics and numbers

    In today’s politically charged climate, it’s easy to get suspicious. In fact, it’s a good idea to be skeptical of just about anything said by or on behalf of either candidate for president. However, in the case of the latest unemployment figures, it’s hard to see any plausible reason to believe a conspiracy took place to cook the numbers in Obama’s favor.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 10, 2012