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Today's Opinions

  • Assurances from La Plaza leaders

    We here at La Plaza Little League would like to inform the public, the parents and the children of our league that we absolutely will not tolerate any aggressive behavior or any form of violence at our ballpark and assure the safety of everyone attending games now or in the future.

    Our new board is strong and is moving forward and putting the children first.

    Our goal is to have a healthy, safe environment for the kids. Our program will be based on teaching the knowledge of the great game of baseball and to make it a safe and fun place for families once again.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 22, 2012

    THUMBS UP! GOT IT DONE. Maybe it was George Sprenger’s letter to the editor that got the ball rolling, but the three box trailers that had been sitting for about three months at Eighth Street and Highland Drive have finally been removed. Sprenger tells us it’s the result of action taken by the city’s Code Enforcement Division, the state Department of Transportation, the City Council and citizens’ concerns. Plus, he thanks landowner Carlos Gallegos “for his sensitivity to that neighborhood’s concerns.”

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 22, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - June 22, 2012
  • Campers left fire smoldering

    Recently some campers, having passed several signs that prohibited fires except in developed campgrounds, built a campfire in a crispy dry meadow along the Pecos, above Cowles.  

    The next day, in the afternoon, coals still produced steam when we poured water on the abandoned fire ring. Some coals had fallen out of the ring and burned the surrounding grass.

  • County officials took time, listened

  • Commissioners must choose

    San Miguel County’s moratorium that bans the state from issuing permits for fracking and drilling will expire Feb. 12, 2013. A decision on whether to ban drilling permanently or allow fracking in the county will be in front of the commissioners within the next eight months. They will be faced with the choice that offers them one of two options — either protect the citizens’ water, air and ecosystems or bring economic growth to the county in exchange for the natural resources, water and natural gas.

  • Items stolen while out back

    At about 5:15 p.m. on June 14, I got home from working all day. I walked in my front door and remembered I needed to get a tool from my workshop in the backyard. When I returned 10 minutes later, I discovered someone had entered my front door and taken my red backpack containing my iPod, Kindle, iPad3, several gift cards, shaving kit, two Canon cameras, phone chargers, three checkbooks, medications and several thousand dollars in $100 bills that I was going to send to pay for my elderly mother’s care.