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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art — $33 million an obscene amount

    An experiment years ago on how children perceive worth yielded some interesting results — results based almost solely on the children’s economic status.

    Here’s how it went: Children in the intermediate grades were asked to estimate the size of various coins, using a device that projected an image on a screen. The students were to adjust the aperture of the device, much in the same way a camera lens reduces and enlarges.

  • Another Perspective — State abandons common sense

    Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration faced a dilemma at the beginning of this year: A new computer program designed to detect Medicaid fraud had sounded alarms at more than a dozen of the state’s behavioral health care providers, including some of the biggest and most reputable names in mental health care in New Mexico.

    What administration officials did next is both telling and troubling.

  • Emergency projects

    With all the rain we’ve received over the last two months, it would be natural for the city to shelve its emergency water projects. But that would be the wrong move, given the limited storage we have and our city’s vulnerability to drought.

    Just look at the town of Magdalena where thousands of gallons of water had to be trucked in last month because its only operating well failed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 12, 2013
  • Teacher evaluation system is flawed

    I am writing in regard to the (Associated Press) article discussing a new teacher evaluation system in New Mexico. If the article is accurate, the system needs to be reconsidered for the simple fact that the evaluation of anyone is not an isolated activity but rather part of a process.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 9, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! SHERIFF TAKES THE FIFTH

  • Nuestra Historia: Businessmen led East Las Vegas until merger

    The idea of merging East and West Las Vegas as one combined municipality did not begin (in contemporary history) until about 1965. Before that year, consolidation did not enter the social or political discourse of the day, as both towns simply trudged along separately — each almost oblivious of the other.

  • Support your Kiss a Pig candidate

    The San Miguel/Mora County Fair Association would like to thank the participants in the Kiss A Pig Contest which is held in July and August and will end on Aug. 10 when one of our lucky contestants who earns the most money will kiss a champion pig at the County Fair.

    We hope all will receive a lot of votes as this will enable the 4-H and FFA youth to have a successful county fair. The youth exhibit indoor projects as well as the animals in the fair barns and pens.