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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 8, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! YOU JUST KNEW IT WAS COMING. John Singletary, who lost his homes in a gas explosion two years ago, is suing the city of Las Vegas. The suit seeks an unspecified amount in compensation for damages and other costs.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 8, 2013
  • Help end hunger in New Mexico

    An Internet search for “Hunger in New Mexico” produced 607,000 sites on 63 pages via Google. The sites discuss the increasing numbers of and circumstances of people in the state suffering from food insecurity.  Every week, 40,000 New Mexicans seek food assistance (www.nmfoodbanks.org). Forty percent of these are children under 18 years old.

    The sites also tell of the valiant efforts across the state to address the issue. Yet we have not won this fight to end hunger.  

  • Someone must take up the mantle

    “Treasures to Cherish” was the title of an article in the Pasatiempo newsmagazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper: on the wonderful bookstores in that renowned city. I wrote a letter to the newspaper, which was published Feb. 10, describing the special treasure of a local bookstore to cherish that is right here in Las Vegas, Tome on the Range.

  • Mil Gracias - March 8, 2013

    The board of the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is very grateful for the community support for our 5th raffle fundraiser. Special thanks to the wonderful donors of prizes valued at over $4,000 again this year.

  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and Veeder: Fathers of NMHU

    Many readers have asked why Felix Martinez is considered the father of Highlands University, as recognized by the University and mentioned in prior columns. As we continue the story of La Voz del Pueblo, the newspaper Martinez founded here in 1890, we will answer that question — and also tell the story of John DeWitt Veeder, who together with Martinez, helped establish Highlands.

  • Our Watershed - Natural processes and the human impact

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    The atmosphere and climate play a huge role in our water supply, but typically we cannot control the rain. The land is also critical and it is within our power to influence. We are the stewards of the land, our actions can support the land so it can provide us with the things we need.

  • Sheriff Garza should go

    Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza is doing a disservice to his community by remaining in office. Not only are questions still lingering about the altercation he and then-deputy Lee Allingham had last year over a suspected DWI case, but now Garza has the state Attorney General’s office coming after him — with felony charges, no less.