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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art - Did Musburger go too far?

    Men need to be extra careful in how they regard women, even when the woman being described got where she was by being, well, attractive.

    Let me explain:

    The recent Bowl Championship game between the universities of Alabama and Notre Dame flopped. As it had been decades since the Fighting Irish had risen to No. 1, I thought — finally — this is their year. The trouble is, Notre Dame never showed up.

    Even the presence of stellar linebacker, Manti Te’o, a 6-2, 255-pound senior for the Irish, was virtually unnoticed. Let’s not forget that he was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 14, 2013
  • Compromise in Santa Fe

    Tuesday begins a 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature, and it promises to be a rowdy one. There’s a contest for president pro tem, between Pete Campos of Las Vegas and Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces on the Senate side, a power void left in the House with the absence of the late Ben Lujan, and a governor who is already putting on the gloves to fight for her proposed budget. It all promises to be great entertainment for political animals statewide.

  • Editor's Note - ‘Water wars’

    Last week it was reported that Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to force New Mexico to share more water from the Rio Grande. Texas officials are accusing New Mexico of usurping a 2008 water-sharing agreement by pulling water out of the river before it gets to their state, and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King has countered that the agreement is unfair and that the Texans’ move is “tantamount to extortion.”

  • Columnist cherry picked the facts

    Regarding (Tom McDonald’s column) “Free Speech and Gun Rights” in the Jan 7 paper:
    I’m disappointed in the way you cherry-picked the facts when drawing comparisons between proponents of free speech and gun rights.

  • Passing mistake on to taxpayers

    Us taxpayers are stuck with Fries Fiasco and/or Lopez’ labyrinth. They didn’t know the rust panels were part of the new building! Now, they want us to pay additional monies to Franken for a color change! Must be nice to think you can just play with taxpayers’ hard-earned salaries and taxes.

    Malfeasance or stupidity — just pass it on to the taxpayer.

    Watch this space — my office will be broken-into, again.

    J. Emilio Aragon
    Las Vegas
     

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 14, 2012

    In the course of a good friend having a short stay in the local hospital, I was reminded of what caring, dedicated nurses, doctors and CNAs we have here in Las Vegas. They embody the best of the helping spirit, and of Humanity for that matter.

    I don’t wish a hospital visit on anybody, but when it happens, I think locals will be reminded of what good people, full of heart, we have around here. I really deeply appreciate all those in the medical/nursing profession.

    Jim Terr
    Las Vegas

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 11, 2013

    THUMBS UP! TRYING AGAIN. There comes a point when you just can’t abandon a project, and we suppose that’s been the case with the Mora County Courthouse, which seems to be taking forever to complete, and at an enormous price tag. Commissioners are once again asking the Legislature for additional funds, but this time they’re also interested in securing a loan from the state Finance Authority to help with its completion. The borrowed money would be paid back with revenue from leasing part of the building to the Administrative Office of the Courts.