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Today's Opinions

  • Editor's Note - A regional alliance

    It seems the idea of a broader, regional approach to water issues in northeastern New Mexico gained some traction last week with a regional water symposium at Luna Community College. There’s another meeting being planned in an attempt to turn the talk into action.

  • Gross receipts

    Proposals to raise area sales taxes are on San Miguel and Mora county ballots this Nov. 6, and while we think one of them is well worth a “yes” vote, we can’t quite bring ourselves to endorse the other.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 2, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 2, 2012
  • Scared for the future of our area

    I’m pretty scared. The economy in our city and area is the reason. 

    Our ranchers have no grass or water. The money is drying up like our river. Our state is 75 percent dependent on federal spending, and Las Vegas is more so. That money is going to be drastically reduced.

    We can’t control the weather.  God has given us brains to fly to the moon, but not make it rain.  Maybe we can use our brains a little more and really solve our water problem. We have to find new ways to have jobs and economic life, not dependent on federal spending.

  • ObamaCare and war actions

    There are complaints that including contraception and abortion services in ObamaCare constitutes a suppression of religious liberties. On the contrary, no one is required to use these services, which are considered necessary and are frequently life-saving for many. If the services are excluded, everyone will be denied.  The simple answer is for the disapprovers to avoid using the services they consider objectionable.

  • Romney doesn’t deserve a ‘pass’

    President Obama conveyed a sense of decency even greater than I already had for him, by not attacking Gov. Romney in the debates on several obvious points, presumably because he didn’t want to appear whiney or wimpy. For example:

    1. Governor Romney crows about bringing people together, in a bipartisan way. But as governor of Massachusetts, he did not have to deal with a legislature openly committed to blocking him and bringing him down, as Obama has. He also had more than 800 vetoes!

  • Nuestra Historia - East Las Vegas claimed Highlands

    Plans are for Nuestra Historia to recount, in a latter series, the history of Highlands University, from its founding through the tumultuous times in the early 1970s, when the Hispanic community fought for and won its rightful place in the university’s governance.