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Today's Opinions

  • Little League is for the children

    I have been a huge fan and supporter of the La Plaza Little League for a long time. On May 19, I attended a game. I choose this game specifically to write about because of the actions of the officials and the parents. The Red Sox were playing the Marlins. I noticed a parent of the Red Sox team using profanity towards the opposing team. I noticed this affecting these kids.

  • Mil Gracias

    Thanks to everyone who made the eighth annual SynergyFest a success. Thanks to the SynergyFest committee members for many months of hard work to line up vendors, presenters and entertainers; to publicize the event; and to coordinate logistics.

    The volunteers from Rio Gallinas School provided fun activities at the Sunshine Kids Village. Thanks also to New Mexico Highlands University Campus Life, Facilities and Campus Security for making the day run smoothly. Without the entertainers, presenters, and vendors, there would not be a SynergyFest.

  • Nuestra Historia - Temple Montefiore and the Taicherts

    By the late 1800s the Jewish presence in Las Vegas was robust and thriving, with the largest population of German Jews in all New Mexico. Most had become successful merchants and had been joined by extended family members emigrating from their old home lands in western Europe.

  • Orgullo del Norte - Kit Carson: hero or villain?

    “Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide.”
    — Stephen Evans

    The European invasion on the Americas began with Columbus in 1492. At this time there were an estimated 75 million natives, 25 million in North America.

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Times Union of Albany on tougher teacher evaluations (May 23) —So much for the quaint notion that top state officials and powerful teachers unions can be in surprising accordance over the very sensitive matter of evaluating teachers.

    That harmony was shattered last week when the state Board of Regents hastily complied with Gov. Cuomo’s last-minute call for students’ performance on standardized tests to have much more bearing on how their teachers are graded.

  • Safety first and always

    As details unfold regarding the trench that collapsed on two Las Vegas employees, causing their deaths, it’s becoming more apparent that this accident didn’t have to happen. And while we agree with City Attorney David Romero, who has said it’s premature to make judgments about what exactly occurred, we can also see that there are plenty of reasons to suspect that basic safety precautions were not followed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 25, 2011
  • Work of Art: Armageddon tired of waiting

    It would have been great if people who predict the end of the world had been a wee bit more accurate. Even though the prediction of the coming rapture was a few ticks off, it certainly drew a lot of attention.

    Presbyterian Pastor Randy Campbell, for one, opened his Sunday sermon by announcing, “I’m here!” Doubtless many others said the same thing.