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Today's Opinions

  • Recycling plan smart

    We had given up on the idea that the city and county would work together to advance recycling efforts, but we gladly stand corrected — assuming, that is, that a plan to create a regional recycling system here comes to fruition.

    At a recent San Miguel County Commission meeting, a memorandum of understanding with the city was approved that, if signed by the city, will unify the two entities in their recycling efforts. The collaboration will be made possible with a $103,650 grant from the New Mexico Recycling Coalition.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 18, 2011
  • Work of Art: This TV runs on kerosene

    “Please leave the humor to me.” I’ve used that line many times, especially toward my brother-in-law, Jeff Romero, a lawyer  who used to be the district attorney in Albuquerque.

    He’d start in with lawyer jokes (yes, lawyers know them all; they hear them, spread them, laugh at them and feel unloved if someone fails to tell a lawyer joke in their presence).

    One thing about Jeff, a man who has made quite a good living, was his reluctance to buy new stuff.

  • Water and the west side

    Let’s talk about some harsh realities. The first is about water, or the lack thereof. The second relates to the west side of town.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 16, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: CAVE dwellers

    Last week I told you about my tour of the spaceport near Truth or Consequences, following a New Mexico Press Association meeting down there, but I didn’t say anything about TorC itself.

  • Water, not the ‘arch,’ needed

    Having read the article regarding water and the “Welcome Arch,” I agree with Alan Franken; and Mayor Ortiz is wrong. The “arch” will do nothing to help the  city or its people; water will.

    Having lived here for 12 years and water having been an issue for the last 12 years in my history, it is time that politicians get their priorities straight and make some major steps toward resolving a long-standing issue. Nobody cares about a “Welcome Arch.”

    Kirk Bonds
    Las Vegas

  • So far, so good on ‘gateway’ proposal

    I attended the first public input meeting for the proposed “Gateway” plan, and Tim Dodge did a great job explaining the plans and allowing for public comment. He claims that the comments will be taken into consideration in pulling together the final plan.