Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP - ANOTHER BIG RALLY. The Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally was another roaring success last weekend, with thousands of bikers showing up for a weekend of fun in the Meadow City. It’s only a few years old, and yet it’s getting bigger every year — and, with the money they spend, it’s helping the retailers around town.

  • Do the right thing for the veterans

    On July 1, San Miguel County stopped operating the veterans van. The van provided transportation for veterans with no other way to get to the V.A. Hospital in Albuquerque for medical treatment. The reason given for this action was “ the county was losing money.”

  • Desecration was likely a hate crime

    Having been away most of the summer, I was unaware of the desecration of grave markers at the Montefiore Jewish Cemetery and, to a lesser extent, at the adjoining Masonic Cemetery.  After learning about these acts, I visited the cemeteries to see for myself and saw a large number of markers toppled from their bases and in one case, most disturbingly,  a monument with a Jewish star which had been smashed.

  • Small town post offices threatened

    The economy is bad, and because of this, the federal government has had to do what they can to cut corners. The small town post offices are in danger of closing. Holman, I’m sure, is on the list.
    I, for one, would really hate to see this happen. That little post office holds a lot of memories for me. Mother enrolled me in Character Building private school at the age of five. She worked as an assistant postmistress to pay for my tuition.

  • Litherlands true philanthropists

    I am writing to thank Ray and Joyce Litherland for their continued support of this city and surrounding communities. It seems as though not a week goes by without Community 1st Bank truly putting its “community” first. This year alone, Community 1st Bank has made numerous contributions to many different entities.  

  • Frenzied growth on the east side

    Between the decision to  make east Las Vegas the railroad’s regional headquarters, and the commerce flourishing on Railroad Avenue, New Town experienced instant and rapid growth immediately after the first train arrived.

  • Editorial Roundup

    (Aug. 3) The Telegraph, London, on the West's debt crisis and the military — The U.S. debt debacle may signal the end of the American century not only economically, but also militarily and diplomatically. A minor exchange hinted at the shape of things to come. On a visit to Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by troops if they would get paid if the U.S. defaulted. “I really don’t know the answer to the question,” came the reply.

  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.