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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... SHOW'S OVER. Val Kilmer gave an awkward apology at this week’s San Miguel County Commission meeting, saying he was sorry about what he says he didn’t say. And while that seems to be enough for most, it may not have been enough for his main antagonist, Abe Tapia, who was also put off by the “police state” approach to Wednesday’s meeting.

  • Letter: A 21st century change called for

    Apparently, the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative has not even considered using current technology to solve the distance-to-meeting problem for its membership. Simply employ video teleconferencing from the Pecos office during meetings. This technology has been available for at least two decades, is proven, and is increasingly popular in commercial settings as the cost of travel increases. There are a number of commercial services offering this technology; for instance, Go To Meeting or Webex, among others.

  • Work of Art: Let's go buy some land mines

    All right, Tom Mullins, which version of your loose-lips-sink-ships inanity would you like for the public to bruit around?

    Republican Tom Mullins, who will face U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in the November general election, was on local radio station KNMX in May. Although he made the following quoted remarks about a month ago, before winning the recent primaries, the full impact of the statements appeared in the press only last week.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The members of the Robertson High School Close Up @ WDC Club, along with their advisor, wish to thank the following businesses for their donations to their raffle:

  • Editorial: Taser ban is smart

    We’re glad Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Gold has decided not to use the electroshock weapon known as Tasers in his department. He said the history of lawsuits and the number of reported injuries that stem from their use led him to conclude that they are just too risky. We think he’s doing the right thing by banning their use.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The Las Vegas City Schools has held the Fifth Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Tournament successfully for the past 10 years. This would not be possible without the support of the school administrators, teachers, parents, and coaches. A special thanks to Coach Fabian Trujillo, Coach Raynee Gerhart, Coach Benny Ortiz, Pete Garcia and Justin Montoya, as well as our sponsors, Elk Lodge 408 and the Bank of Las Vegas.

    Congratulations to the 2010 Champions: Legion Park Boys and the Los Niños Girls.

    Mark Herrera

    Las Vegas

  • Letter: Services available via state provider

    We want to make sure you know that mental health services are available in your community.

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Institute Community Based Services Division (CBS) is a licensed community mental health provider that has a long history of providing quality community-based mental health services in northern New Mexico. We have operated mental health clinics in San Miguel and Mora counties for 20 years and in Guadalupe County for 15 years.

  • Editorial: Our advice for co-op

    On Saturday, members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will vote on a number of issues.

    One of the major ones would make it easier to change the site of the headquarters, which has long been in Mora. The current threshold is that two-thirds of members need to support such a change, but a proposal on Saturday would decrease that to a plurality — in other words, the largest number of votes.