Today's Opinions

  • Straight from the City: Reservoir improvements

    Slated improvements to the Bradner and Peterson reservoirs will not increase our water storage capacity, but will greatly improve our water storage capability.

    That may sound like a contradiction, but it’s really just a reflection of a dilemma inherent in capturing river water.

    The problem with large rain events and spring runoff is that the high volume of water rushing into the Gallinas carries a lot of dirt and debris with it, so much that the water is not immediately usable. So when the water flow is at its best, the water quality is at its worst.

  • Just a Thought: Be present for the life you live

    By Rick Kraft

    Are you present in the life you live? Or are you somewhere else? Are you living in the past? The future? Are you showing up for life? Life has no dress rehearsal. Life is here now and then it is gone.

    Sometimes I think we miss out on life because it moves too quick. We are chasing something we can never really catch. We let anticipation of tomorrow keep us from accomplishing what we need to today. We worry about something that may happen on the road ahead. It robs us of today.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 2, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Arizona Republic on endorsing Hillary Clinton for president (Sept. 27):

    Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles.
    This year is different.
    The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified.

  • Letter to the Editor - Oct. 2, 2016

    Wake up, El Norte!

    When will we start to include in election discussions the Green and Libertarian Parties as serious alternatives to the circus we call the two-party system? Are we not tired of candidates with close ties to wall street, war mongering, racism, hatred, and profit, profit, profit?  

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 30, 2016

    The Fifth Annual Meadow City Music Festival is under way, and it’s offering a wonderful mix of free and premium performances. Besides the impressive musicians that organizers have lined up, this year’s festival offers a host of other fun activities, everything from a music and lyrics writing workshop to a dog singing contest. Kudos to the organizers for putting on such a great event.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 30, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Using the death penalty as a political football

    Gov. Susana Martinez has called lawmakers to Santa Fe for a special session today. A serious shortfall in tax revenues necessitates the session, or else she wouldn’t be calling it in the first place.

    About a month ago, she said the session would be necessary, but she wanted to keep it a short one — maybe even a half-day — by hammering out a bill amending the budget beforehand.

  • Las Vegas at its best

    Most of us know the tragic story of Jeramiah Gouin, the Sapello teen who was left paralyzed from the chest down after a May 31 accident at a bull-riding camp in Maxwell. A bull stepped on him, crushing all but one of the eight vertebrae in his neck.

    Jeramiah, who turned 18 on Sunday, spent nearly four months in hospitals after the accident and finally returned home this past Sunday.

    In anticipation of his homecoming, local contractor Travis Regensberg undertook a $65,000 remodel of Jeramiah’s home. And he’s doing it with donated labor and materials.