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Today's Opinions

  • Vote on Tuesday

    Voter turnout for school board elections tends to be low, which is sad, considering that the decisions school boards make directly affect the children in our community.

    We urge registered voters to take the time to consider the candidates in their districts and other ballot measures carefully and that they show up and vote on Tuesday.

    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Registered voters who reside within the West Las Vegas School District will elect three board members.

  • Court funding

    It’s no secret that New Mexico’s court system is struggling. Just a few weeks ago, Chief Justice Charles Daniels told lawmakers that the courts are on life support and that the state’s budget crisis threatens to undercut constitutional guarantees to a speedy trial, funding for juries, access to court records and other basic services.

    Given those realities, we are baffled by Gov. Susana Martinez’ decision to veto $800,000 in emergency funding for the courts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 3, 2017
  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 5, 2017
  • Just a Thought: The basic elements necessary for a hero

    By Rick Kraft

    What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes.

    There is a shortage of heroes among us.  Now, more than ever in the history of mankind, we need heroes among us.

    Can you be a much needed hero? Are you worthy of being considered a hero?

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 5, 2017

    A response to ‘Trump voters smart’
    I am dubious about Mr. Fred Moore’s defense (1/29/17) of all of those hard-working, well-informed, smart voters with college educations who helped elect Mr. Trump. So what! I believe that Bernie Madoff had a college education, was quite smart and worked hard to have duped all of those wealthy clients out of their fortunes.   

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Motivated workers contribute to a strong economy

    The act of simply cutting state spending, without considering any revenue enhancements, can hurt New Mexico’s long-term economic performance in several ways.

    Important public services will be curtailed, making New Mexico a less attractive place to visit, live and start or expand a business; state contracts and spending with local businesses will decrease, hurting those businesses’ bottom lines and forcing them to lay off employees or severely cut their hours; and all employees will have less money to spend in our local communities.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! LITERACY FAIR QUITE SUCCESSFUL