Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 18, 2016

    Great service at Alta Vista Hospital
    Recently, I spent several days in the Alta Vista hospital due to an illness that required my hospitalization. Generally speaking, no time spent in the hospital is a pleasant experience, but I must say, that the staff was most professional and helpful to me.

    The nursing corps, the food service, and the staff at all levels made my stay as comfortable as could reasonably be expected. I do not want to mention them by name because, if I forget someone, I would not want them to feel slighted in any way.

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 18, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Dallas Morning News on the public having a right to medical records of presidential candidates (Sept. 12):
    The nation is about to elect one of its oldest presidents. On inauguration day, Donald Trump would be 70, the oldest president ever elected. Hillary Clinton would be 69, the second-oldest president, right behind Ronald Reagan.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 18, 2016

    The Higher Learning Commission has placed Highlands University on probation after determining that the school is out of compliance with accreditation standards it is required to follow. Highlands remains accredited while on probation, but there’s no question that this is a serious matter for the school. Highlands President Sam Minner said he’s confident he can institute the changes needed to get Highlands off probation as soon as possible.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 16, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - We’re overloaded with communication and information

    In the beginning, people communicated face-to-face, or at least within earshot of each other. It was primitive but effective enough, and the social creature we call “human” evolved into the dominant species we are today.

    Then came long-distance communication through messengers and the mail, followed by the invention of the telegraph to speed it all up. By the time the 20th century rolled around, we were talking with each other on telephones, grounded by electrical lines until wireless came along.

  • A double standard

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Rutland Herald of Vermont and was originally published on Sept. 8.

    Hillary Clinton is contending with a double standard that is about more than gender. Because she has a record of accomplishment — as first lady, senator and secretary of state — the public expects a high standard of success from her. Every deviation from excellence is subject to scrutiny. Every failing is magnified.

  • Work of Art: It’s right downtown

    Do you ever run into people whom you like instantly? It happens often in our case.

    We met Tony and Elizabeth Riome last Tuesday morning. They are from Scotland, both former air traffic controllers in Norway. It was our daughter-in-law, Connie Trujillo, who took the first step at New Mexico Hospitality 101. As she left the El Fidel Monday, Connie noticed an elderly couple toting suitcases. They were asking the waiter if, where and whether they could hire a taxi.

    A taxi in Las Vegas? Connie instead offered the couple a ride to their hotel.

  • Instant fusion: Love and music

    By Beth Urech

    ver experience instant fusion with another human being? I recently did. I’m helping promote the Fifth Meadow City Music Festival coming up at the end of September. More than 20 groups will perform at our wonderful Plaza Park, the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel and JC’s New York Pizza.