Today's Opinions

  • Las Vegas responds to the refugee crisis

    By Bob Pearson

    On Jan. 17, The Las Vegas City Council, to its great credit, unanimously passed Resolution 18-04, supporting the resettlement of refugees in New Mexico and in the U.S. This culminated 11 months of work by two groups: Amnesty International Group 463 and the Mission & Peacemaking Committee of the Presbyterian Church.

  • There is a right way to apologize

    The classic 1970s movie “Love Story” featured a popular line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” This concept may have worked for the big screen, but it is totally wrong and does not work in real life. To use “love” as an excuse not to apologize would ultimately result in the breakdown of a relationship or a falling out of “love.”

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    Spay and neuter
    Contact your legislators and urge them to support Senate Bill 51 and House Bill 64 that will provide desperately needed free/low cost spays  and neuters to the pets of NM families.

    Over half of the pets in shelters must be killed every year because there are not enough homes.

    The procedures decrease the pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanasia. Contact media@apvnm.com for more information.

    Jane Carson, Pecos


  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 23, 2018

    The City of Las Vegas’ informing of the public regarding a murder that took place Saturday seems as if it could have been done with a greater sense of urgency. The only means the city used to get the word out about a wanted fugitive — considered armed and dangerous, and charged with second-degree murder — was through a “be-on-the-lookout” Facebook post on the Las Vegas Police Department’s page.

  • All in (almost) for some media bashing

    Let’s bash the media today.

    Yes, yes, I know. I’m part of this despicable crowd, though I am but a simple, small-town inky wretch. But after a career in newspapering, and as a lifelong consumer of all things media, maybe I have a little insight on the issue.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

  • More naive visitors’ impressions of New York

    We’re back from a week-plus trip to New York City, where Bonnie and I met the Danish part of our family, Stan and Lisbeth, and their two daughters.

    So much happened on this trip, our first venture into the Big Apple, I probably have enough copy for at least one more column. Next week, I plan to write about the languages we were exposed to.


    The natives