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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - This column’s highlights of 2012

    Just before ending its first year in 2011, Nuestra Historia embarked on a titillating series called “Myth, Legend or Fact.”

    Among the fascinating topics covered in that series were “Lynch the Wind Mill,” “Will the Real Hermit Please Stand?” “La Gavilla de Silva,” “Starvation Peak,” and “Highlands’ Eyring Left in His Chair.”

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 11, 2013

    The Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Ill., on a healthy 2013 (Jan. 5) — Have you resolved this year to cut down on calories? Eat more vegetables?
    Maybe you plan to start an exercise regimen, join a health club or move the laundry off that treadmill and climb back on it.
    You might have resolved to butt out your last smoke, or do your last dip.
    Making resolutions is the easy part.
    Keeping them can be another matter altogether.
    But if you’ve made one that will make you a healthier person this year, do all you can to keep it.

  • Purple ... and green

    The way in which Highlands University has embraced and invested in environmentally friendly, energy-efficient practices makes one wonder if maybe green should be added to the school colors.

    At the very least, the university should be credited for thinking green — and saving some green too, over the long term.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 9, 2013
  • Work of Art - Good English gets a rest

    A few columns ago, as I began systematically pulling out what little hair I have, I wrote about an on-going series of conversations taking place in my living room. We’d celebrated a Chinese gift-exchange and we were settling down to examine our presents.

  • County needs a balanced approach

    Our County Commission is in the process of evaluating an oil and gas ordinance for San Miguel County. This is a good process and we support a reasonable outcome, with solid environmental regulations. However, as currently drafted, the ordinance would effectively ban all oil and gas activity in the county, with its restrictive regulations. We support a balanced and reasonable approach that allows both jobs and environmental protection. The proposed ordinance won’t do that.  

    The people here will benefit from the economic activity, as they do around the state.

  • Move to Amend

    At what point does an organized petition drive become a national movement? We’re not sure if there’s a distinct line separating the two, but we do know that there’s an effort out there that’s looking more and more like a movement, and we’re not sure it’s getting the attention it deserves in the mainstream media. So we’ll give it some attention here, not necessarily as an endorsement but as an encouragement, to spur more discussion.

    Besides, it relates to one of the biggest Las Vegas issues of 2012.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 7, 2013