Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! EXACERBATING A TRAGEDY. Details regarding the deaths of two city employees just keep making things worse for the city. Immediately after Frank Romero, 49, and Gene Hern, 32, were killed when a trench collapsed on May 18, we learned that the 9.5-foot-deep trench hadn’t been properly reinforced. And now, through a Occupational Safety and Health Board report, we’re told two other employees expressed concern about the safety of the situation before the accident, but nothing was done.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 9, 2011
  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 9, 2011
  • ‘Imagine’ applied to governing

    I was listening to John Lennon singing “Imagine.” Guess I had not listened to the words so closely before. I was struck this time. Guess it’s because of our country’s troubles and all the political scat that we are faced with every time there is an election. I started to “imagine” how I would like an election.

  • Foster children need more

    As a new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, I would like to speak briefly to some of the issues faced by foster care children.

  • Memories from a thankful mother

    Miranda, my ‘Jita, was one daughter, sister, and auntie, along with niece, cousin, friend, and coach, that left this life with so many precious, loving, and great memories — always putting everyone else ahead of herself.

  • Toy distribution this Saturday

    The Mora Toys for Tots Program is proud to announce that we will be distributing toys on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Mora Elementary Gymnasium. Program coordinator Edward Aragon would like to thank all the individuals who made this year a success.

    He states that the program has grown steadily over the years and is extremely thankful to the citizens of Mora County for supporting the great endeavor.

    Children between ages 1-12 are invited to participate in this year’s Toys for Tots Program.   

    Michael Aragon
    Mora County

  • Nuestra Historia - Bridge, streets and trolleys

    When Las Vegas revelers greeted the arrival of the first train on July 4, 1879, their enthusiasm was confined to Railroad Avenue, unless they chose to ford the river to celebrate at a saloon or hotel on the west side — there was no bridge across the Gallinas.

    After Las Vegas was founded at the Old Town Plaza in 1835, the settlement expanded north, south and west, but not east, and there was no need for a bridge over the river. (The highlands and plains east of the river were used for grazing livestock and some dry farming.)