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Today's Opinions

  • Are human rights off the table?

    Having just celebrated our holidays of love, faith, and fellowship, we write to remind us all of men and women around the world who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened with violence because of their defense of human rights.

    As your neighbors who belong to Amnesty International, we write letters, send emails, and make telephone calls, urging remedy and prevention of human rights abuses.

  • A spiritual perspective

    To the San Miguel and Mora County Commissioners:

    I’ve been doing a lot of research on fracking and I’m alarmed at the dangers this will have on our environment, and our health. Reports from government agencies that have been studying the issue, and testimonials from people residing in communities back east and from communities in Colorado and Wyoming are horrific. Particularly frightening are the impacts on our water, air, livestock and human health.

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 11, 2012

    We at Alejandro Rivera Substance Abuse Program and Amistad y Resolana would like to thank you for supporting the first Sobriety Ball.  It was a great success and it would not have been possible without the help of the community.

  • Nuestra Historia - This column’s highlights of 2012

    Just before ending its first year in 2011, Nuestra Historia embarked on a titillating series called “Myth, Legend or Fact.”

    Among the fascinating topics covered in that series were “Lynch the Wind Mill,” “Will the Real Hermit Please Stand?” “La Gavilla de Silva,” “Starvation Peak,” and “Highlands’ Eyring Left in His Chair.”

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 11, 2013

    The Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Ill., on a healthy 2013 (Jan. 5) — Have you resolved this year to cut down on calories? Eat more vegetables?
    Maybe you plan to start an exercise regimen, join a health club or move the laundry off that treadmill and climb back on it.
    You might have resolved to butt out your last smoke, or do your last dip.
    Making resolutions is the easy part.
    Keeping them can be another matter altogether.
    But if you’ve made one that will make you a healthier person this year, do all you can to keep it.

  • Purple ... and green

    The way in which Highlands University has embraced and invested in environmentally friendly, energy-efficient practices makes one wonder if maybe green should be added to the school colors.

    At the very least, the university should be credited for thinking green — and saving some green too, over the long term.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 9, 2013
  • Work of Art - Good English gets a rest

    A few columns ago, as I began systematically pulling out what little hair I have, I wrote about an on-going series of conversations taking place in my living room. We’d celebrated a Chinese gift-exchange and we were settling down to examine our presents.