.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 18, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Mr. McDonald, take a bow

    Being at the top is never easy. Being at the top of a newspaper, even less so.

    More often than not, you’re vilified for calling people on the things they deserve to be called on. You’re blamed for things you had little or no control over. You’re criticized for going too easy or too hard on someone. You’re accused of being biased, no matter how you handle a situation.

    Such is life at the top when you’re the publisher or general manager of a newspaper.

  • Fundamental questions

    Imagine a single gas that comprises less than 4 percent of the 1 billion cubic miles of Earth’s atmosphere, is causing calamitous changes to the entire planet’s weather. Isn’t that totally incredible?

    Well so incredible, that I have a few questions about it:

    • Baseline Accuracy: Since thermometers in the 1890s were comparatively unsophisticated with a margin of error of a degree or so, and their surrounding environments were cool rural, why should I believe today’s air temperature has increased a degree or so?  

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 15, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TAINTED SMACK. San Miguel County Detention Center officials say some contaminated heroin is on the streets these days, and it led to the death of one person and serious illnesses for three others — all current or former inmates at the jail. The jail officials suspect the heroin has been tainted with bath salts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 15, 2013
  • Transplanted radicals in town

    I recently heard that an average of 10 people a month are moving out of Las  Vegas.

    Unfortunately most of these people are native Las Vegans who cannot  earn a living.

  • Time to say no to drilling interests

    An open letter to the San Miguel County Commission:

    You are probably aware that 1 million to 8 million gallons of water is needed to frack one gas well one time, and they normally require more than one fracking effort to get the gas.

  • Much worse than what Mathis did

    I can name many a former judge, elected officials, city and county administrators, school teachers, board members, school administrators, former DA’s, several police officers, county jail guards and school coaches who have done far worse than Judge Mathis. The only difference is Judge Mathis didn’t cry, hire attorneys or engage in any cover-up, nor did he try to use political influence to wittle out of “Se porto como un hombre. Y se las trago.”