Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! HOT AND DRY. As summer officially wound down last week (as of last Friday, we’re in autumn), a National Weather Service meteorologist said we’re on track for 2011 being the driest year ever in New Mexico. And one of the hottest, with only the summer of 1980 being worse in the temps category.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Sept. 30, 2011
  • Editorial Cartoons - Sept. 30, 2011
  • ‘Job well done,’ Henry Sanchez

    I was fortunate to have served four good years of my life, as a public servant with the City of Las Vegas with my friend Mayor Henry O. Sanchez.

  • Team Cutters event successful

    Team Cutters would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, Aug. 13, for our car and motorcycle show. We are proud to announce that we had 113 registered vehicles! We would also like to thank all of the Rockabilly girls/ladies who entered the contest. All were given the opportunity to participate in the Team Cutters Calendar.

  • Thoughts on Mora issues

    I would like to follow up on Alex Montoya’s letter to the editor (published Sept. 9) about the Help New Mexico office in Mora County.

    As a prior elected official, I can truly say, that the Help office is one of the programs that has been of much help, and proved to be effective to those less fortunate, who are not lazy, but need a shove in the right direction. These people who go to the Help office are the same people who cast their votes on election day. So be very careful with labels. As the saying goes, “There (but for) the grace of God go I.”

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the family of the late Luciano Tapia, we would like to give thanks to all his friends and relatives for being there in our time of grief.

    Thanks to Gonzales Funeral and the staff at Our Lady of Sorrows church for all their help.

    Mil gracias, Father Brasher, for the deserving praise you gave our brother and also for the beautiful services.

    God bless all of you!

    Alfonso Tapia
    Fabiola Fresquez
    Henderson, Nev.

  • Nuestra Historia - Myth, legend or fact?

    Was Pablita Angel twice hanged in Las Vegas in 1861, and is she the only woman ever executed in New Mexico?

    Did an Italian holy man live in solitude atop El Cerro del Tecolote, and is that why the mountain is known as Hermit’s Peak?

    Did a group of settlers pursued by Native Americans take refuge at the summit of El Cerrito de Bernal, and there starve to death, and is that why the small plateau is called Starvation Peak?