Today's Opinions

  • Team Cutters event successful

    Team Cutters would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, Aug. 13, for our car and motorcycle show. We are proud to announce that we had 113 registered vehicles! We would also like to thank all of the Rockabilly girls/ladies who entered the contest. All were given the opportunity to participate in the Team Cutters Calendar.

  • Thoughts on Mora issues

    I would like to follow up on Alex Montoya’s letter to the editor (published Sept. 9) about the Help New Mexico office in Mora County.

    As a prior elected official, I can truly say, that the Help office is one of the programs that has been of much help, and proved to be effective to those less fortunate, who are not lazy, but need a shove in the right direction. These people who go to the Help office are the same people who cast their votes on election day. So be very careful with labels. As the saying goes, “There (but for) the grace of God go I.”

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the family of the late Luciano Tapia, we would like to give thanks to all his friends and relatives for being there in our time of grief.

    Thanks to Gonzales Funeral and the staff at Our Lady of Sorrows church for all their help.

    Mil gracias, Father Brasher, for the deserving praise you gave our brother and also for the beautiful services.

    God bless all of you!

    Alfonso Tapia
    Fabiola Fresquez
    Henderson, Nev.

  • Nuestra Historia - Myth, legend or fact?

    Was Pablita Angel twice hanged in Las Vegas in 1861, and is she the only woman ever executed in New Mexico?

    Did an Italian holy man live in solitude atop El Cerro del Tecolote, and is that why the mountain is known as Hermit’s Peak?

    Did a group of settlers pursued by Native Americans take refuge at the summit of El Cerrito de Bernal, and there starve to death, and is that why the small plateau is called Starvation Peak?

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Sept. 30, 2011

    Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 26, on No Child Left Behind — ... In 2001, President George W. Bush’s signature reform effort, the No Child Left Behind Act, became law with broad bipartisan support, its centerpiece a bold pledge to hold all students to high standards.

    The law, which President Barack Obama said he will dramatically alter in the coming months, requires annual student testing and sets a goal of bringing all American children, regardless of background or disability, to grade level in reading and math by 2014.

  • Tackling bullying

    A recent Associated Press/MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s found that most of them — 56 percent — have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying. Moreover, according to bullyingstatistics.org, last year about 160,000 children a day missed school out of fear of being bullied. And for many of them, when they weren’t being physically picked on at or near school, they were having to endure cyberbullying — something that can haunt a child day and night, and it’s on the rise.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 28, 2011
  • Work of Art; They’ve already left Yanostan

    Possibly the most confusing and complicated verb form in the English language is, paradoxically, also about the shortest: to be.

    In many languages — not just in English — the different forms of the word seem to defy logic. You start with “be,” but you can’t change the tense of it by saying or writing “beed”; no, instead many forms of the word branch out: am, was, were, been, being. To most English speakers, the various permutations come naturally, but in other languages, such as Spanish, the issue seems much more difficult.