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Today's Opinions

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Where you are standing now

    By Beth Urech

    “Long ago, God circled a spot on the map exactly where you are standing now.”

    How do these words affect you? Do they affirm that you are in the right place at the right time, or do you think, “Whoever wrote that has a lot of nerve.”

  • Just a Thought: Change your life, change your world

    By Rick Kraft

    It is a Saturday morning and I am at my keyboard beginning my 896th “Just A Thought” Column. I begin by asking myself the question, “What can I write to change the life of each of my readers in Las Vegas?”

    This question pushes and challenges me as I really do take this weekly column writing seriously. Each of you is so diverse and at a different spot on the path of life that no single message will meet every one of your needs.

    Some of you are in the middle of one of the worst storms that has ever hit your life.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 2, 2017

    Check the AUMF
    On Sept. 14, 2001, in the aftermath of the worst domestic attack on the United States, Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act.  It allows the President to use military force against anyone connected with the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

  • From the Highlands President - Here are three solutions to help higher ed

    By Sam Minner

    For quite some time, there’s been a debate on how to make colleges and universities more responsive and relevant to today’s world. Like my colleagues at New Mexico Highlands and other institutions around New Mexico, I am committed to improving higher education for our students, their families and our communities. Good solutions to these issues can come from any source, and I work hard to be open to ideas and recommendations from anyone who takes the time to speak with me about them.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 30, 2017

    THUMBS UP! FURTHERING RESEARCH

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 30, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - America’s identity found in values we hold dear

    When George Washington became this nation’s first president, it was a fractured nation. Even more than we are today.

    The “revolution” that America had just fought was really more of a civil war, pitting Patriot against Loyalist, slave against free and native against invader. This was a divided country, to be sure, and the fact that the Patriots won and are now so roundly celebrated is a testament to the adage attributed to Winston Churchill: “History is written by the victors.”

  • Letter to the Editor - June 30, 2017

    Cyclists to NMHU
    The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure is celebrating its 10th year of raising funds to combat poverty housing by trying to raise a record $400,000 this summer. This year’s cross-country route takes cyclists 3,600 miles from San Francisco to Savannah, Ga., averaging about 75 miles of riding per day through the Aug. 5 conclusion. In addition to raising money and awareness for the nonprofit Fuller Center for Housing, cyclists will participate in six build days, along with the way with Fuller Center affiliates.