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Today's Opinions

  • Cautionary, tragic tale

    Two weeks ago, a baby was killed after a collision involving a suspected drunken driver. Actually, the mother was pregnant at the time and emergency responders had to rush her to the hospital, where a cesarean section was performed in an attempt to save the baby, but the baby died about a minute after its birth.

    Now, Ramon Hernandez, 43, of Santa Fe, is facing multiple felonies in connection with the Interstate 25 wreck. State police said it’s the fifth time he’s been charged with driving drunk.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 25, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Newspaper war stories

    I think it was one of the greatest newspaper wars of our time — the battle between two Little Rock, Ark., newspapers, the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat.

    I’m not sure the story I’m about to tell supports that contention, but I’ll tell it anyway. Just for the fun of it.

    It was my first journalist job off campus. I was hired at the Gazette to take down scores and stats and write brief high school football game summaries.

  • Assurances from La Plaza leaders

    We here at La Plaza Little League would like to inform the public, the parents and the children of our league that we absolutely will not tolerate any aggressive behavior or any form of violence at our ballpark and assure the safety of everyone attending games now or in the future.

    Our new board is strong and is moving forward and putting the children first.

    Our goal is to have a healthy, safe environment for the kids. Our program will be based on teaching the knowledge of the great game of baseball and to make it a safe and fun place for families once again.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 22, 2012

    THUMBS UP! GOT IT DONE. Maybe it was George Sprenger’s letter to the editor that got the ball rolling, but the three box trailers that had been sitting for about three months at Eighth Street and Highland Drive have finally been removed. Sprenger tells us it’s the result of action taken by the city’s Code Enforcement Division, the state Department of Transportation, the City Council and citizens’ concerns. Plus, he thanks landowner Carlos Gallegos “for his sensitivity to that neighborhood’s concerns.”

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 22, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - June 22, 2012
  • Campers left fire smoldering

    Recently some campers, having passed several signs that prohibited fires except in developed campgrounds, built a campfire in a crispy dry meadow along the Pecos, above Cowles.  

    The next day, in the afternoon, coals still produced steam when we poured water on the abandoned fire ring. Some coals had fallen out of the ring and burned the surrounding grass.