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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 1, 2013
  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 1, 2013
  • Today’s fracking is in its infancy

    While Frank Splendoria is still waiting for credible evidence, let me respond to his letter to the editor published on Jan. 17.

  • Conflict seen in candidate’s bid

    As a longtime and former employee of Luna Community College, I still take interest in the college and hope it continues to address its primary goal of providing quality education for area students, who constitute the majority of its student body. I was employed as Luna’s first maintenance supervisor when it opened as a vocational school in 1970. I continued there until I retired after a 23-year tenure.

  • On eve of elections, thoughts on education

    … I once did a study on how teamwork affects children, and I recall a little example I found in a science book. Science has discovered about why geese flying south along a river fly along in a “V” formation. As each bird flaps its wings it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a “V” formation the whole flock adds at least 71 percent better flying range than if a bird flew on its own.

  • Tale of two presidents

    Last week, two presidential contracts were approved by the governing bodies of Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University. Luna President Pete Campos got a one-year extension to his contract and Highlands President Jim Fries has three more years. Campos is good through June 2014 and Fries through June 2016.

    It’s no surprise there were stark differences between the public discussions about and the decisions made regarding each of their contracts. Campos and Fries are very different people, as are their bosses’ politics.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 30, 2012
  • Work of Art - Picking Sunday’s winner

    How much do you think Sunday’s Super Bowl commercials on TV will cost? The latest figures show close to $4 million for a 30-second spot and about $8 million for a full minute.

    That comes out to about $126,666 a second. That’s Donald Trump-like money. By contrast — and inflation is a big factor here — a 30-second commercial cost $42,000 back in the late 1960s, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs.