Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - April 10, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Orange County Register on pensions (April 6):

    In an interview with the Financial Analysts Journal last year, Nobel laureate economist William F. Sharpe, creator of the Sharpe ratio for risk-adjusted investment performance analysis, said public pensions in the United States are a “disaster” and “a crisis of epic proportions.”

  • Palabras Pinturescas:Proud Watrous used to have three bars, was popular stop

    It is fun to hear from my readers, and I’m often asked interesting questions about our northern New Mexico history.

    Such was the case last week when a reader who read Marc Simmons’ Trail Dust column in the Santa Fe New Mexican recently.

  • Editorial Cartoon: April 8, 2016
  • Editorial : Joey Herrera for mayor

    The contest between City Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron and former councilor Joey Herrera will come to a head on Tuesday, when city of Las Vegas voters go to the polls to elect their next mayor.

    We congratulate Gurule-Giron and Herrera for making it this far.

    Gurule-Giron has gone out of her way during her six years on the Council to advocate for her constituents, even when it has meant publicly confronting city staff. She has never forgotten that she works for the citizens of Las Vegas, and that is an admirable quality for a public official.  

  • Dispatch New Mexico- Advice for the newly elected

    Last month, after municipal elections were held around the state, a bunch of fresh faces took their oaths of office and became city and town councilors, trustees and mayors for their first time. To help prepare them for their job, the New Mexico Municipal League, in its March newsletter, set out to educate them.

  • A Mission of Mercy

    If prior Mission of Mercy clinics are any indication, the free dental clinic scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Santa Fe will draw a huge crowd.

    Free dental clinics that have previously been held in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington and Rio Rancho have underscored the huge need that exists for dental services in New Mexico. Unfortunately, many people in our state don’t have dental insurance, and they just can’t afford dental care. So they do without.

  • Edtorial Cartoon - April 6, 2016
  • Work of Art: Fear of falling

    When my siblings and I were younger, the summer highlight was a “picinic” (Mom always added a syllable to that word, assuming that somehow the extra vowel would pique our pleasure) around Mora, Holman Hill or Tres Ritos, where we children waded and climbed.

    Close to where Mom spread out her picinic blanket, my brother Severino, sister Evangeline and I got our fill of thrills as we tested our climbing skills in the hills.