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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Shortcut through the house

    My family of five siblings, two parents and a bachelor uncle lived in a tiny house on Railroad Avenue: eight of us in a house with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Night-time required a degree in logistics, as the living room needed to remain pristine and was not for sleeping. Severino and I rolled out a foldaway bed at night and wheeled it into the kitchen-laundry room combo in which Tio Juan also slept.

  • The cost of DWI

    If ever there were a cautionary tale about drinking and driving, it would be the Wayne Lovato case.

    Lovato, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse resulting in death and to one count of child abuse not resulting in death or great bodily harm stemming from a 2013 alcohol-related crash that left two young girls dead and several others injured.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 29, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The years, coming and going

    It’s all a matter of perspective. The year 2014 might have been a great one for you. Or it could have been hell. I hope for your sake it was the former rather than the latter, but either way it’s a good time to look back — and forward.

    Politically, it was a rough year for the Democrats, both here in New Mexico and in the halls of Congress. Gary King got trounced in November, but we all pretty much knew that was going to happen. It must have been a tough, tough year for the retiring attorney general, as he started out behind and lost ground from there.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 26, 2014

    THUMBS UP! PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH AT HIGHLANDS
    We applaud the Highlands University Board of Regents for the manner in which it is conducting the search for its next president. Regents decided last week to appoint a 13-member search committee to screen applicants and come up with a more manageable pool of applicants for the board. Regents will then conduct interviews and ultimately decide who will be the university’s next president. Regents appointed Doyle Daves to lead that search committee, and that was a wise choice. We wish the committee luck in its work.

  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 26, 2014
  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 26, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Setting off a catalytic reaction

    By Rick Kraft

    Do you bring about positive change in the life you live? When you go to bed at night, is the world a better place than it was when you woke up because of some action or actions you took during the day?

    Do you have the ability to take a negative thrown at you and respond with a positive? Are you able to bring about positive change to those around you without yourself being consumed?

    Maybe you are a catalyst. Maybe you are a catalyst for change.