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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective — Flood and drought; fire and rain

    Earlier this summer we were living in severe drought – running out of grass and hay for livestock, top soil blowing away in the wind, bare ground, dying trees, rampant wild fires, and a tiny trickle for a river.

    Now a few months later we have a whole new set of challenges — bridges damaged, roads caved in, homes flooded, debris spread all over, people stranded, electric and phone lines damaged, and deep erosive cuts in the land. We are all sharing this struggle with the increasingly extreme forces of nature.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 20, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! OVERDOSE DEATHS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 20, 2013
  • Storrie Project offers its thanks

    “A los que nos ayudaron y a los que nos toleradon,” Muchisimas Gracias! – To those who assisted us and to those who tolerated us, during the repairs of the Storrie Project Water Users Association delivery canal, we are most appreciative.
    The priorities for the day of Friday, Sept. 13 were altered for most of the citizens in Las Vegas and San Miguel County, as we absorbed what most are calling a 100-year flood in our area and a 1000-year flood in other areas in the vicinity.  

  • Duran’s son upset over claim

    My name is Dwight Xavier Duran. I am the son of the late Dwight Duran, who filed the Class Action Lawsuit in 1977, in which it governed the Department of Corrections from 1980-1998, and currently governs some of the psychiatric services of the D.O.C.

  • Highlands is a gem, but . . .

    Highlands University is one of the few universities in the country that has open enrollment. This commendable policy means second and third chances for future students anywhere. This also gives those who live in rural areas an opportunity for higher learning. Highlands also has quality education, top-notch professors and a tutorial program.

    However, Highlands has to be constructively criticized on a few fronts. Students have told me that for the most part, office employees in various departments do not answer the phones.

  • Co-op officials should open eyes

    As a member of Mora San Miguel Electric Co., I feel that the board members and manager should open their eyes and see what’s going on. Mr Alex Romero, you didn’t attempt to discuss with an employee about why he resigned. You lost a good employee because of all the BS that’s going on. You immediately offered the position to someone else. Mora-San Miguel Electric Co. does not need a manager who lets certain individuals take over. Step up, do your job. No te dejes que te cabrestellen.

    Luis Martinez
    Mora
     

  • Nuestra Historia: Sen. Lopez began push for consolidation

    It was January 1967, and the 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature was under way. Former West Las Vegas mayor Junio Lopez, a Republican, was the new senator from Las Vegas, having adroitly won election in heavily Democratic San Miguel County by taking advantage of the internecine warfare then dividing local Democrats. (How Lopez achieved his victory is recounted in “Junio Lopez and the Alpha News,” Nuestra Historia, April 26, 2013.)