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Today's Opinions

  • Beware of land grabbers

    Whites Peak is but one example of special interests taking over the lands we natives have always held in common and are now in danger of losing to insensitive newcomers and the bureaucrats who earn their living off the taxpayer, but continue to exploit public lands we’ve sacrificed to maintain and keep in the public domain.


    We must all garner our resolve to maintain these holdings by denying our vote to those who would partner up with special interests to wrest these lands from the public domain.

  • Where are the reports?

    A month or so after the primary election in June, I accessed the secretary of state’s website to check the campaign finance reports of Paula Garcia and John Olivas, two of the county commission candidates in Mora County. I discovered that while Paula Garcia had filed such reports, listing receipts and expense totals, her list of contributors totaled less than half her reported receipts. John Olivas had not filed any reports.

  • Mess causing flat tires

    I am writing in regard to the Las Vegas city transfer station and the railroad crossing on Arriba Road, which leads to the city transfer station.

    Ever since the transfer station was built, there has been an ongoing issue with trash being blown everywhere and dropped onto the street and railroad crossing.

  • Giron best pick for sheriff

    Upon reading Mr. Rico Giron’s platform for running for San Miguel County sheriff, I felt compelled to write this letter endorsing him and also to ask San Miguel County residents to do the same.

  • Self-interest afflicts voting

    If the polls are correct, Americans are on the verge of voting against their own self-interest by electing Tea Party and Republican candidates on Nov. 2. If they do, they will be voting against health care improvements, consumer protection, regulation of Wall Street and much other legislation that Obama and the Democrats have passed in the best interest of all Americans.
    Gus Pacheco
    Trujillo
     

  • Good people at Alta Vista

    Having a loved one in Alta Vista Regional Hospital recently, I just want to say I’m happy that Las Vegas has such a beautiful facility, staffed with such caring, loving, conscientious people.
    My experience there has been very positive.
    Jim Terr
    Santa Fe

  • Another perspective: Local colleges work together, which helps students

    In August, while I was at Highlands University taking pictures at a town hall meeting with the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, I saw my old buddy, longtime Highlands University Recruiting Director Gil Gonzales. He stopped and asked me if I could set up a meeting with him and some of our officials here at Luna Community College about a 2 plus 2 initiative.

  • Support the bond issues

    As in many elections years, voters next week will be asked to approve the issuance of bonds to pay for capital improvements across the state.


    The four bond issues before the electorate are senior center improvements and acquisitions, library acquisitions, public school capital improvements, and capital improvements and acquisitions for institutions of higher education.