Today's Opinions

  • Get rid of the eyesores

    About five weeks ago, Las Vegas was blessed with a new junky eyesore.

    Three large semi-trailers were parked at the junction of Highland Drive and Eighth Street, which is zoned a residential area. The trailers are old and rusty and full of graffiti. The graffiti seems to be increasing. There are no license plates on two of the trailers.The third trailer has a Maine license plate which expired in 1980.

  • Let’s put an end to dogfighting

    While we’re on the subject of dogs and chains, there’s a little something else that has been bothering me for a couple of decades now, and that’s dogfighting. Dogfighting hurts my feelings, but enough about me. I’m sure the dogs don’t like it either.

  • Weigh in on reserve plan

    The U.S.  Bureau of Land Management has the unenviable task of balancing competing interests on millions of acres of public land nationwide. In New Mexico the BLM has done pretty well, allowing for a substantial amount of oil-and-gas development while still preserving hunting and fishing opportunity in places like the San Juan area near Farmington.

  • Looking forward to voting for Balderas

    I rarely put much faith in the ability of politicians to actually accomplish what they set out to do. But I believe in Hector Balderas. Out of everyone’s message, Balderas’ resonates the most.

    His background is a refreshing change from most of our leaders in Washington. He comes from Wagon Mound, he was raised on food stamps, and he knows what it’s like to struggle. That’s more than we can say for most of the millionaires in Congress.

  • Former Democratic chair endorses Leger

    Local government has become more complex. Today’s commissioners have to become familiar with complex issues and contemplate state and federal laws and mandates. County Commissioners need to be forward thinkers. They need to be able to organize a government that provides for economic growth and resource development while protecting our environment and the rights of citizens.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 30, 2012
  • Legislative selections

    Earlier this year, New Mexico’s legislative districts were redrawn, leaving two House and two Senate seats to include parts of San Miguel and Mora counties. And in all four districts there are Democratic Party contests, which will be decided next Tuesday. Following are our thoughts about each of these contests.

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  • Work of Art - Fjords, and Chevies too

    We’re booked. In late July it’ll be our turn to fly across the Atlantic to visit our son, Stanley Adam, wife Lizbeth, and daughters Ellen, 3, and June, 5 months old.

    It’s our exchange for their having flown here; they’re in Washington, D.C, visiting one of my nephews, and they were due in Albuquerque on Tuesday night, a few hours after the deadline for this column.