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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Only as quick as our slowest unit

    Our city is governed to the assets and speed of the “Victorian Triangle.” That is, those citizens living within the boundaries of Grand Avenue on the east, Rio Gallinas on the west, the confluence of Grand Avenue and Rio Gallinas on the south, and open-ended on the north, dictate taxing, personal resources, influence, and political clout.

    Our City Council is constituted as one in which the representatives are selected at the different sectors of the city, and the influence of that sector follows the council person.

  • Letter: Congratulations to all candidates

    I would like to thank the 104 people in Mora County who still believe in me. Know that even if I lost the election, I will always be there to help in whatever way I can if they ever need me.

    I tell the truth and can back it up in black and white. I also write a lot of informational articles in the paper which some people detest, but there was a lot of negative verbal publicity and defamation of character in this election process, before and after, and I detest that.

  • Letter: Not a matter of if, but one of when

    On the morning of June 6, there was a structure fire that had spread to the forested property in the Rincon Ranch subdivision. One home burned, however, there was not anyone injured.  It was a seasonal vacation home.

     I would like to thank the Guadalupita, Moreno Valley and Mora fire departments for their quick response. Also, I would like the thank the neighboring residents who provided quick response help until the departments arrived.

  • Letter: ACLU shouldn't defend Kilmer

    This is in response to recent news articles published throughout New Mexico in reference to disparaging and racist remarks (allegedly) made by Val Kilmer, actor, who is now scheduled to appear before the San Miguel County Commissioners on June 23. Remarks he made back in 2003 and 2005 with Esquire Magazine and the Rolling Stone Magazine, are now being denied by Mr. Kilmer. Both magazines have stated publicly that despite Kilmer’s denial, they both stand (by) their publications.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP to ... GLAD TO GET THEIR ATTENTION. Last week, just three days after primary election day, both major party nominees for governor and lieutenant governor came to town. Republicans Susana Martinez and John Sanchez and Democrats Diane Denish and Brian Colon visited Las Vegas, meeting with and speaking to their supporters as part of their introductory general election campaigns.

  • Editorial: Empower, don't just spend

    We expect the Las Vegas City Council to scrutinize all expenses — whatever the funding source. Last week, the council, to its credit, did just that.

    A majority voted down a request from the public housing authority to pay up to $5,700 to a consultant to form a residents council. Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron questioned why the city’s staff couldn’t form such a committee.

  • Letter: All sides should have input

    I moved to New Mexico 35 years ago. The clean air, wildlife, earth, people and culture make this a most beautiful place to live. Now the oil and gas industry wants to move in and ruin our home.

  • Editorial: Distancing herself

    If Democrat Diane Denish wants to be elected governor in the November general election, she likely will have to make a strong statement against Gov. Bill Richardson’s practice of awarding top jobs and lucrative contracts to his campaign contributors and buddies. She certainly didn’t do that in her campaign stop in Las Vegas last week.