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Today's Opinions

  • Water projects still a priority

    I first began to learn about the value of water from my grandfather, who was a public works director in Santa Rosa.

    Later, as a Chamber of Commerce president, I learned more about and began to really push for the effective use of water.

    It is no secret that we live in the desert, and that water here is scarce. We need it: from our bathrooms and kitchens to our livestock, acequias, wildlife and recreation. Still, it is easy enough to turn on the faucet, see water come out and forget how precious it is.

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 18, 2016

    Age makes all the difference
    Adele Zimmerman of Embudo recently wrote the Optic about abortion.  

    She tugged at our heartstrings with compassionate tales of irresponsibility and suffering for non- “affluent” people who’ll not be able to get free or cheap abortions in the future, or so she says.  In contrast, she apparently has no such feelings for dismembered little ones in the womb.

    I guess “age” somehow is the determining factor for Adele.

  • Just a Thought: Painting beautifully on the canvas of life

    By Rick Kraft

    Each one of us is a work of art. And we are ever changing works of art. As we journey through this thing called life, our artwork constantly changes along with the artwork of others around us.

    I was at a conference in Atlanta earlier this year and in between speakers they showed a very powerful video which helped me focus on what my life is all about.

  • Straight from the City: Working together to heal the Gallinas River

    What if I told you that there was a water storage and treatment system up in the Gallinas canyon? What if I told you it uses green technology to purify our water with zero consumption of fossil fuels?

    Such a treatment plant does exist. It’s called a healthy, natural river and its floodplain.

    All you have to do to recognize the treatment plant is to change your mental focus a little.

    Riffles in the stream? They’re aerators.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 18, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 16, 2016
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 16, 2016

    THUMBS UP! MAYBE IT WAS A BAD IDEA       

  • Letter to the Editor - Dec. 16, 2016

    Donald Trump and conflicts of interest

    Donald Trump’s quote about the President’s exemption from conflict of interest regulations is an interesting interpretation. 

    But his emphasis is wrong.

    Mr. Trump says the President can’t have a conflict of interest – meaning nothing the President does is a conflict of interest.

    We mere mortals say the President can’t have a conflict of interest­ – meaning that the President must not have a conflict of interest.