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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 14, 2014

    Frustrated
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    I write this letter as a concerned and frustrated parent of an eighth grade child who attends Rio Gallinas Charter School. The upper grade classes are in the midst of their third move this school year with at least one more move to go. Not only my daughter, but all the students from sixth to eighth grade at this school are losing valuable learning time, and for what reason?

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney (Nebraska) Hub. Nov. 7, 2014 on fracking:
    Just when it appeared Americans could take another step toward energy independence, there’s a setback that could turn off the valve on the wave of natural gas resources that current drilling technologies have made possible.

  • Disappointing conduct

    The Robertson High School football team has a lot to be proud of, given its undefeated record so far this season and last year’s state championship.

    But the conduct of two of its key players this past weekend during the East-West game was disappointing and not befitting of the extraordinary team that the Cardinals have become.

    Dominic Lucero and J.R. Gonzalez were ejected from Saturday’s game after incurring unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

    And they will have to sit out the Cardinals’ first playoff game.

  • Preserve Amtrak route

    A recent Department of Transportation Commission study provides yet another reason for New Mexico to bite the bullet and contribute money so that Amtrak’s Southwest Chief can continue its route through Las Vegas and northeast New Mexico.

    The study estimates that New Mexico would lose about $3 million a year if Amtrak were to halt passenger service along its current route and shift the Southwest Chief to another rail line, according to The Associated Press. And the study projects that those losses would climb to $3.7 million a year by 2023.

  • Work of Art: Gas is now under three bucks

    You’ve already heard of the “Better Used Cars” sold by a company my dad used to work for. Werley Auto Company, which sold Ford, Mercury and Lincoln products, also had a used car line.

  • Thank you, veterans

    “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
    — President Harry S. Truman

    Those words — chiseled into stone and on display at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., — are just as true today as they were when President Truman said them nearly 70 years ago.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A setback for the space industry

    On Halloween, a nightmare for the commercial space industry occurred. SpaceShipTwo, a craft designed to take people to the edge of space, apparently broke apart, killing one of its pilots and injuring the other.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 7, 2014

    A WELL-RUN ELECTION
    Melanie Rivera and her staff at the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office did another great job on Tuesday’s general election. Voters throughout the county were able to get in and cast their ballots without significant waits, and no major problems were reported. It was the last election that Rivera will run because she’s leaving her county clerk post to become a magistrate judge. We hope the person who the Commission appoints to replace Rivera will carry on Rivera’s tradition of being responsive to constituents.