Today's Opinions

  • Tethering can be more humane

    When the wealthier are robbed they submit their claim to their insurance and get all the money back for their items that were stolen. When the poor are robbed they suffer greatly, not being able to replace anything.

  • Postal Service reliable, efficient

    The U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, has provided reliable and efficient service since 1775. I can attest to the past seven decades.

    Congress and Senate are addressing the most recent proposal to “shut down” services and contract out delivery routes.

    House bills HR1351 and House Resolution 137 are to be acted upon and the U.S. Senate is also deliberating on the same issue.

    It is critical that the Postal Service continue to provide six-day service.

  • Mil Gracias - May 4, 2012

    This letter is to thank and commend the staff at Alta Vista Regional Hospital for their excellent care and customer service during my husband’s recent stay due to pneumonia.

  • 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