Today's Opinions

  • Wasteful spending

    A report issued last week by Legislative Finance Committee auditors raises troubling questions about the state’s capital outlay process.

    The bottom line: The state spent about $600,000 to renovate and preserve an abandoned school house in Ribera in San Miguel County and then turned around and sold the unfinished building for $39,000 to the non-profit group that donated it in the first place.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 22, 2013
  • Another Perspective - A revolution of the spirit

    By Lora Lucero

    A global revolution is stirring. I’m not referring to the Occupy Movement, Tahrir Square in Cairo, Taksim Square in Istanbul, the 350.org climate actions or any of the other engaged and enraged protests. Although each is very important and connected, I’m talking about a revolution of the spirit.   

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 19, 2013


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 19, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: New Town tranquil until Tom Truder

    We return to the rocky road to consolidation of East and West Las Vegas, which we began some weeks ago, but interrupted with a fiestas column and to remember Gov. David Cargo. The consolidation series was introduced with a photograph of East and West mayors Ben Lingnau and Chief Gonzales burying the hatchet at the bridge the night of Feb. 27, 1968, when voters on both sides of the Gallinas approved the public referendum merging the two towns.

  • Another Perspective - Free summer meals around the corner

    Children need access to healthy food all year long because good nutrition provides the sound foundation they need to learn, grow and thrive. As USDA’s under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, it pleases me to say that during the regular school year, America’s schoolchildren can depend on the science-based nutrition provided by National School Lunch Program meals and the healthy choices now available at school. But when school is out during the summer months, it’s another story. Many kids don’t have access to even one nutritious meal a day.

  • Cargo was a great leader

    The state suffered a great loss with the passing away of Gov. Cargo.

    Gov. Cargo was our special friend. He loved all the people in New Mexico; one of his special traits was his humility. I would often go buy him lunch at the cafe, but he preferred to go sit with the seniors and eat lunch there. I have a picture of Gov. Cargo with President Bush, and Hillary Clinton, as well as with Tom Udall.

    I truly believe that when Gov. Cargo was born there was a special star shinning up in heaven.