Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - May 18, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - May 18, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Gov. Ezequiel C de Baca’s last days

    It was a Sunday morning on Feb. 18, 1917. Surrounded by his family, Ezequiel C de Baca died peacefully at age 52, after 49 valiant days as New Mexico’s second governor.

    C de Baca had not sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 1916.

    He genuinely resisted attempts to draft him, protesting that he did not have the funds to wage a campaign. As well, he was feeling in persistent poor health, due to some unexplained ailment.

  • What about kids with Fridays off?

    Regarding the four-day school week: I agree that a free Friday is unnecessary for practicing teachers to complete professional development.

    They can do that during the summer months. However, I strongly support the four-day week if Fridays are used to their best advantage.

  • Using acequia water responsibly

    This letter will hopefully explain my actions over the past two years or so.  

    On May 1, a Las Vegas police officer approached me while I was watering my garden and a fruit tree on my property.  The officer wanted to know if I was using filtered city water. He looked into my buckets of water to verify, since one of my fellow citizens had reported me as violating city ordinance.

  • ‘Groupthink’ and fracking

    Webster defines “groupthink” as “conformity to group values and ethics.” In my book, that is exactly what is going on in Mora and San Miguel counties relative to hydraulic fracking, a technology that allows natural gas to be collected from deep rock formations.

    Everyone is and has been told that it is the latest corporate plot to destroy the environment, by contaminating groundwater supplies with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals. But only one side of the story is being presented, and that’s where the groupthink comes in.

  • Glad to take ‘blame’ for law

    Regarding the anti-tethering law, I am a resident of Las Vegas for eight years and so very pleased that this law has been passed and I will no longer have to see all those poor dogs who have never known the joy of being free.

    I don’t care if some people think it’s the fault of “outsiders” that this law has been passed. I’ll gladly take the blame. It’s about time!

    Barbara Nash
    Las Vegas

  • Support for Tomás Salazar

    It is an honor to express my support of Tomás Salazar, candidate for state representative District 70. I have known Tomás all my life. He is from my birthplace, Chapelle, about three miles from Bernal. His parents, Dolores and the late Eufracio Salazar, instilled the value of education. He began his first grade in Ojo de Chapelle in a one-room school with students from first to eighth grade. He is a graduate of Robertson High School and New Mexico Highlands University. As you may be aware, he continued to earn a Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in mathematics.