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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Search for gender neutrality

    Man oh, man, did I ever have a rough day! Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if I ever have a day like today. You see, Monday, Labor Day was a holiday. I went to the office to do some of Tuesday’s work on Monday, and there was no one available to man the office.

    Perhaps some 30 years ago, none of the above would have caused a ripple. Today, it seems, there are many who might argue that using all those masculine terms is offensive and sexist. That makes it difficult to say or write anything.

  • Students losing out

    What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Mora Independent School District was celebrating after its high school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. Today, the district is trying to weather yet another round of controversy.

    The Blue Ribbon was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Mora High School was one of only 335 schools in the nation to receive the distinction based on its academic accomplishments. The national honor thrust the school into the spotlight and resulted in visits from U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and Gov. Susana Martinez.   

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 4, 2016
  • Another Perspective: Update on Mora County Complex

    By Paula Garcia

    The people of Mora County have long awaited completion of the Mora County Complex. While the project has had a complicated history, we are close to breaking ground. The Mora County Commission has made completion of the project a top priority for the county and has dedicated significant resources to get the project moving after years of being stalled.

    We have made tremendous progress, but we will need the support of community members to get this project across the finish line. The following is an update on our progress to date:

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 4, 2016

    Trump is ‘Alt-Reality
    Lately, I have been seeing blogs that Donald Trump is Alt-Right. He well may be, but mainly he is Alt-Reality.

  • Just a Thought: Living life as the first of one edition

    By Rick Kraft

    On a recent trip to Chicago with my family I was sitting in a restaurant downtown and relaxing after finishing my meal. I decided to sit a while and enjoy watching the people walking by just on the outside of the large glass window. It never ceases to amaze me how uniquely made each one of us is.

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 4, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The New York Times on preparing for the next major storm (Aug. 23):
    Natural disasters that were once anomalous are becoming almost commonplace, and the country is clearly not prepared for them. Historic floods in Louisiana displaced thousands and led to the deaths of 17 people this month. Record-setting rain devastated parts of West Virginia in June and South Carolina in October.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 2, 2016

    THUMBS UP! CANCER FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS
    The annual Boot Scootin’ Boobie Motorcycle Run held in Las Vegas drew a host of riders dedicated to helping battle breast cancer. In addition to the cycle run, organizers held a dinner, dance and silent auction. They raised more than $4,000.

    THUMBS UP! UNION ELEMENTARY ACES IT