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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Having a Hillcrest moment

    Yippee! We’re in the money, as the old song goes. Just minutes ago I received an email. It’s informal, starts only with “Hi” and its brief message is: “A Payment may have been sent to you.” The amount: $4,392.81. The status is marked as “Approved.”

    The final sentence says, “If this email was sent to you by mistake, please ignore it.” And it ends with “Good luck.” The typed name is simply Richard L. I thank Richard for the familiarity and applaud the casual tone of somehow sending the email by mistake.

  • Trump’s tax returns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published on Jan. 24.

    One of the features on the White House website that didn’t vanish when President Trump took the oath of office on Friday is the “We the People” page, which allows ordinary Americans to petition their government to address an issue of importance to them. The Obama White House, which created the feature, responded to petitions that received at least 100,000 signatures within 30 days.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - NM blessed with diverse, abundant energy sources

    The sun shines on New Mexico more than 300 days a year, the wind consistently blows through Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca counties, natural gas production continues to support San Juan and Rio Arriba counties, and oil flows up from the Permian Basin, the most prolific oil play in the United States, to drive the economy in Lea and Eddy counties.

    Our state is blessed with diverse and abundant energy sources, and we should celebrate all of them.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 29, 2017

    Opposed to liquor license transfer
    San Miguel County commissioners are being asked to approve or deny a package liquor license to the Giant station at the intersection of Interstate 25 and U.S. 84.

    Concerned citizens will meet at the Sheridan Fire Station, Romeroville, on Feb. 1 from 5 to 6 p.m. to voice their concerns and sign a petition against approving the license.

    Petitions will be presented to commissioners at February’s Commission meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in the County Commission chambers.

  • Just a Thought: Relationships will drive your world

    By Rick Kraft

    Life is about relationships, nothing more and nothing less. Go ahead and argue with me. You might make some headway, but you won’t be able to change my mind.

    Who do you have relationships with? Your creator, your spouse, your parents, your children, your extended family, your coworkers, your faith family, organizations you are involved with, your community, and so on.

    How are your relationships? If 10 is the best relationship you can have and 0 is the worst, how would you honestly score each of your relationships?

  • Another Perspective: Opposing legislation, as written, to create a public accountability board

    By Laura Paskus

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - If you can read ...

    By Beth Urech

    During Coach’s water aerobics class, I mentioned that this week’s column would focus on children and reading. Educator Arliss Spinks spontaneously splashed as she said, “If you can read, you can do anything.”

    It’s so true! And yet, reading isn’t being encouraged the way it used to be. At the Carnegie Library, Librarian Rose Romero told me, “Children are on their phones and their computers. Yes, there are eBooks, but they don’t bring children into the library.”