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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - July 24, 2016

    Keep up the momentum

    Some have said the city has made little or no progress on its water problems. That is flat out wrong.

    Las Vegas was in the state and national news as the New Mexico city nearly running out of water — not good for citizens’ quality of life nor for the economy. Over the past several years, the city has made lots of progress toward fixing the ancient, neglected, and inadequate water system that the previous administration inherited.

  • Just a Thought: Everything rises and falls on leadership

    One of my mentors is author and pastor John Maxwell. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of talks by him as well as many of his books on CDs.  

    His wisdom has helped equip me to teach leadership to others. I had the opportunity to meet him once at a book signing after he spoke in Atlanta.

     He has been named a bestselling author by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. In 2014 he was named the No. 1 leadership and management expert in the world by Inc. Magazine. He has authored over 50 books.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 24, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Times-Picayune on recent shootings of six Baton Rouge police officers (July 19):

    Montrell Jackson was 32 and married with a 4-month-old baby. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for 10 years and was president of his Denham Springs neighborhood association.

    Matthew Gerald, 41, had served in the Marines and the Army and did three tours in Iraq without being harmed. He and his wife celebrated their fourth anniversary two weeks ago. He had been a Baton Rouge police officer for less than a year.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Kids raised in sanitorium, yet escaped dreaded diseases

    The oldtimers I knew might say there was a lot of “caming” and “wenting” in our mountains during the Fourth of July festivities. Neighbors down the road sent fireworks high into the sky after dark, and they were both festive and sparkly.

    I was glad my dear old dog, Casey, was in dog heaven. She hated any and all loud noises as many dogs do. Yes, the weather was perfect for this holiday.

  • Editorial Cartoon: July 22, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon: July 22, 2016
  • Thumbs - July 21, 2016

    HARD WORK AND DEDICATION
    Congratulations to Zant Zamora, a 17-year old Robertson High senior who is competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., this week. Zamora is entered in three events, team roping, with partner Corey Charley, of Albuquerque, light rifle and trap shooting. Zamora and Charley qualified for the team roping competition by finishing second in the state based on points accumulated at rodeos across the state. The competition wraps up on Saturday. We wish Zamora the best of luck.

    A FRIGHTENING- NIGHT

  • Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

    It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth.

    And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot people. There’s just too much spin-doctoring out there for it to be otherwise.