Today's Opinions

  • Mora-area group to evaluate Garcia

    The Concerned Parents for Mora Schools is asking parents to fill out job performance evaluations on Superintendent Thomas Garcia. His official evaluation is in December.

    The Concerned Parents believe the school board is not being responsive to the parents and citizens, and we intend that our opinions and concerns shall not be ignored.  Your input is important.  

    Forms can be obtained at the Concerned Parents meeting at CHET on Thursdays at 6 p.m. or from Lori Vigil, Vickie Lovato or Shelley Rains.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Mental Health Association of New Mexico wants to thank the wonderful volunteers from the Latter Day Saints community in Las Vegas who worked so hard on two Saturdays to build us a fence on the property owned by Patrick Romero that we are leasing for our program, Richard’s Drop-In Center.  

  • Fighting the violence

    Las Vegas has endured a too-high homicide rate in recent years — comparable per capita to such troubled cities as Detroit. Still, such incidents seem far away for many of us who remain seemingly insulated from such violence.

    However, an attack last summer, retold in an article last week, brings this city’s crime rate even closer to home. It’s a bleak reminder of how fast someone’s life can be changed by the violent actions of another.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 2, 2011
  • Work of Art: 7 billion? On second thought ...

    One of the greatest features of my new toy, my iPad, is the ability to add “apps,” that is, applications that do different things. The one I like but can’t control is named, simply, “Population.”

    It resembles a car odometer. It’s digital, and the columns showing units and tens run fast. Last Friday, the last time I checked before now, the count was 6,9099,587,471. The time was 5:33 p.m. Watching the counter moving, I timed it for exactly one minute, during which the estimated population climbed by 148 people.

  • Have a safe Halloween

    It’s that time again — a single evening of fun for the whole family, a night of trick-or-treating and handing out candy to cute little kids and older people who, at least for one night, just don’t want to be grown up.

    It’s a great tradition — one that shouldn’t be cut short by an unnecessary accident.

    Here are two words to keep in mind as you and your children enjoy the evening: supervision and observation.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 31, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Politics and hiring at Luna

    A few hours before a scheduled Luna Community College Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 20, I heard a rumor that the board was about to remove Pete Campos as president. Some board members were not happy about being left out of certain hiring decisions, I was told, and they had the votes to fire Campos.