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Today's Opinions

  • Foster children need more

    As a new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, I would like to speak briefly to some of the issues faced by foster care children.

  • Memories from a thankful mother

    Miranda, my ‘Jita, was one daughter, sister, and auntie, along with niece, cousin, friend, and coach, that left this life with so many precious, loving, and great memories — always putting everyone else ahead of herself.

  • Toy distribution this Saturday

    The Mora Toys for Tots Program is proud to announce that we will be distributing toys on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Mora Elementary Gymnasium. Program coordinator Edward Aragon would like to thank all the individuals who made this year a success.

    He states that the program has grown steadily over the years and is extremely thankful to the citizens of Mora County for supporting the great endeavor.

    Children between ages 1-12 are invited to participate in this year’s Toys for Tots Program.   

    Michael Aragon
    Mora County

  • Nuestra Historia - Bridge, streets and trolleys

    When Las Vegas revelers greeted the arrival of the first train on July 4, 1879, their enthusiasm was confined to Railroad Avenue, unless they chose to ford the river to celebrate at a saloon or hotel on the west side — there was no bridge across the Gallinas.

    After Las Vegas was founded at the Old Town Plaza in 1835, the settlement expanded north, south and west, but not east, and there was no need for a bridge over the river. (The highlands and plains east of the river were used for grazing livestock and some dry farming.)

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Dec. 9, 2011

    The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press on medical marijuana (Dec. 2) — A formal federal recognition of marijuana as a prescription drug is the logical approach to the medical marijuana debate. The current state-by-state approach that challenges federal drug laws only invites confusion for doctors, patients, dispensaries and law enforcement agencies.

  • Redistricting alternatives

    The goal of redistricting is to adjust boundaries to the population changes over the past decade so that they are approximately equal. It seems simple enough, until all the political interests get involved. Then it must go to trial.

    That’s what is occurring in New Mexico right now. District Judge James Hall is presiding over a trial this week in which Republicans, Democrats and minority groups are arguing for their own particular tilt in realigning the congressional district boundaries. Soon to follow will be other state redistricting issues.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 7, 2011
  • Work of Art: Don’t know much about ...

    A new movie — one I haven’t yet seen, but plan to — is titled “Anonymous.” The subject is about doubts that the works of William Shakespeare — the 37 plays, many sonnets and poems — were written by someone else.

    Purposely, I haven’t delved into the reviews to avoid forming a strong premature opinion, but I will posit that those who say the man from Stratford-Upon-Avon was a fake, an imposter, generally aren’t literary types.