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Today's Opinions

  • Bad behavior in Mora

    Was the fight between Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza and then-deputy Lee Allingham a case of misuse of authority or blatant insubordination?

    That’s something that District Attorney Richard Flores and his office are going to have to figure out as they consider the possibility of filing charges.

    One thing seems clear, however, at least to us: The sheriff took more than one misstep in his efforts to address the confrontation that occurred after a suspected DWI traffic stop early last month.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 2, 2012
  • Work of Art - ‘Twenty-five cents, please’

    Sometimes I meet the most interesting people. I did Sunday at Souper Salad in Santa Fe. Let me explain.

    One can usually identify me as the man who, when holding open a door for someone at a restaurant, will ask for a tip.

    True, the denotation of “Twenty-five cents, please” means, of course, “Hand over the cash.” The connotation — and to me that’s what communication is mostly about — is “I’m just joking, trying to be friendly."

  • Highlands gala was too much

    Your coverage was lacking. We couldn’t find, in all the color photojournalism, any mention of the coronation date/time, etc.

    Now we know how the 1 percenters live and whoop it up.

    All this and King Fries demands a tuition increase, from his loyal subjects, for the gilding of his throne?

    ou’ve got to admit — it was a bit much.

    J. Emilio Aragon
    Las Vegas

  • Allow cougars to live in NM

    Please allow cougars to live in peace in your state. It’s thanks in part to your wonderful state that we have wildness left in this country.

    Please continue to safeguard that heritage for future generations. Thank you for caring enough to stop the advancement of these hunts.

    Kathryn Jordan
    Houston, Texas

  • All in the Vigil family

    Robert Vigil, the former state treasurer and convicted felon, played the media card recently. When the Albuquerque Journal’s Thomas Cole wrote an article about how he’s transferred his old campaign funds to his brother’s and his wife’s campaigns, Vigil brushed it aside, saying what he did is perfectly legal and that the Journal was just trying to sell papers.

    Of course, he didn’t say anything about ethics, but no one would expect that. After all, it was the law, not ethics, that was his undoing.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 30, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A psychological impact

    In the afterglow of a successful President’s Gala at Highlands University, I can’t help but wonder what will come of it.

    The most obvious results are that more than $100,000 was raised to help Highlands students pay for their educations, and support for President Jim Fries was celebrated, and solidified, as never before.

    But I think the gala’s success was more than that.

    For Highlands and Las Vegas alike, I think the gala was a psychological boost, in a manner that’s unprecedented at least in recent years.