Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 27, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Judge Armijo finds Magee not guilty

    In June 1926, exactly three years after his celebrated trial for criminal libel, Carl Magee again stood trial in Las Vegas, for killing John Lassetter in the lobby of the Meadows (El Fidel) Hotel 10 months earlier.

  • State conference a huge success

    The daunting task of hosting the 76th annual conference of the New Mexico Association of Counties was pulled off without a hitch by San Miguel County.

    The statewide event, which attracts more than 500 county and state officials and employees from all 33 counties, was held in Las Vegas the week of June 18. Also in attendance were many state officials and employees, and professional service providers and government vendors from throughout New Mexico and surrounding states.

  • Bill would help ensure access

    I’ve spoken out many times about the problem of losing access to our public lands on Whites Peak. But in fact New Mexico hunters have been losing access to public lands all over the state for years, simply because there was only one road to a particular piece of land and suddenly the landowner put up a gate.

  • More qualified to kiss the pig

    It was Rosie Lopez who asked me, in 2011, to be part of the Kiss the Pig fundraiser for the Samaritan House. She thinks I’m a great fundraiser so I agreed to be a candidate, but I told her I actually would want to kiss that pig.

  • The comforts of solitary confinement

    Last week Carole Pearson wrote about Amnesty International’s concern regarding the size and thus comfort level of solitary confinement cells in prisons.

    Also last week a man walked into an Aurora, Colo. theater, murdered a dozen, and injured scores more.

    If one applies AI’s concern to James Holmes, our most recent mass murderer, I wonder if they’ll be requesting a larger cell for Mr. Holmes to ensure he is justifiably comfortable? I suspect they’ll wait awhile until other news overrides his murder spree and then ask for some compassion for Mr. Holmes.

  • Smoke may be cause of health problems

    I read the letter by Lorenzo Flores (“‘Disindependence’ for Las Vegas,” published July 20) and found myself agreeing with most of his points, although not about the Fiesta Queen. However, one sentence caught my attention.

  • Mil Gracias - July 27, 2012

    On behalf of The La Plaza Little League Girls 10 and 11 year-old Softball Team, I would like to recognize local businesses and individuals that helped us on our trek to the district and state tournament.

    As many of you may already know, our team made the state championship game.