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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Pecos faces budget deficit

    The Pecos Independent School District will be facing a budget reduction for the 2010-11 school year. We are looking carefully at all operational budget areas to apply a reduction to create a balanced budget.

  • Letter: Addressing Ojitos Frios' water issue

    Few conversations with my neighbors in Ojitos Frios Ranches near Romeroville, south of Las Vegas don’t include water. “How’s your well?” “How full are your tanks?” “Where are you getting your water?” These questions have been a part of nearly every discussion since we began experiencing a plague of well failures last fall.

  • Letter: Abreu was an able captain

    Imagine a cruise ship whose captain is required to set and maintain the course, handle disgruntled passengers, manage an increasingly dwindling cash box, assure quality on all decks, feed and nurture all members of the ship’s crew and passengers. In addition, this captain holds responsibility for the intellectual and physical development of all members of this floating community. There are occasional leaks, rough seas, and perhaps an iceberg at times. Successful voyages demand a qualified captain.

  • To the Point: Commonalities and consequences

    What do the U.S. Secretary of Education, the Highlands and Luna presidents, the New Mexico Secretary of Education and our local school superintendents have in common?

    For starters, they are all educational leaders who spend large amounts of our tax dollars.  They are also subject to judgments of their value based on measurements of what their students learn — or don’t — in our schools.

  • Letter: Mora County needs change

    This is a response to (the letter which ran April 2 titled “Don’t gamble with our future”): In 2009, I began attending Mora County Commission meetings in hopes of learning more and being able to dialog with the commissioners on issues going on in the county. I publicly offered to assist with grant writing as a volunteer.

    What I got was a stop watch that was monitored more carefully than the words I spoke.

  • Letter: Judicial race critical to DWI

    Bill Norton’s letter about drunken drivers and apathy (Optic; April 12), reminds us how critical it is to have a strong judicial system. A magistrate judge election will be held on June 1, and voters will be asked to select one of the two candidates. Magistrate judges are the men and women who are on the front lines with DWI cases. We voters need to know the position each candidate takes on DWI.

    We ask that both candidates write a position statement about DWI in their courts and publish it in the paper.

  • Letter: Protections go with 'green'

    In newspapers all over the country and the world, we read about people who welcomed industrial wind turbines in their neighborhoods to find out when they came on line that it was impossible to live near them.

  • Letter: Cooperation, not exploitation

    I appreciated your viewpoint expressed in “Balancing the Needs.” (April 19 editorial)