Today's Opinions

  • Just a Thought - If you are a fisherman, go fishing!

    By Rick Kraft

    What have you been called to do in your life? Do you have a calling? I believe the correct answer to this question is “yes!”

    Each of us has a calling. If you are operating within your calling, as a general rule you look forward to what you do each day. If you are operating outside your calling, your typical day is a bad experience! If your life is satisfying and fulfilling, you may well be living within your calling.

  • Another Perspective: On racism, sin and ignorance

    By John Geffroy

    I agree with Rick Kraft that discussion of race-related issues is uncomfortable, and necessarily embroils us in controversy (“We are missing the entire racial issue,” Sept. 13), and I found the long quote he provided from a Facebook post by football player Ben Watson touching and illuminating.

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 18, 2015

    Time to step up and support HU football
    Homecoming took place (recently), the culmination event being HU vs FLC. Yes HU was soundly defeated but everyone should be aware that Coach Jeff Mills and his assistants were hired with little time to recruit and fill those positions that left when the previous coach left.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 15, 2015

    A great way to tone up close to the holiday season is by enrolling in the Six-Week Fitness Challenge offered by the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The challenge begins with a weigh-in today through Monday and ends Nov. 25. Winners will be determined by loss of inches, weight and body fat. This year, the center offers a new division in which business/department and other groups may challenge other groups. There are prizes and/or discounts for winners in the several age categories. Call 426-1739 and ask for Albert Tafoya, for more information.

  • Think New Mexico’s latest brilliant brainstorm

    It should be no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’m a big fan of Think New Mexico. It’s important to our state to have a nonpartisan think tank researching quality-of-life issues and pushing for changes, especially in the legislature, that benefit all New Mexicans instead of a self-interested few. Plus, it has a track record for actually getting things done, which is a much better alternative to the noise that typically comes out of partisan rhetoric.

  • Editorial: Time for Biden to decide

    So many candidates are running for the Republican nomination for president that debates have to be split in two in order to make them manageable.

    On the other side of the political spectrum, Democrats appear to be having the opposite problem.

    The first Democratic presidential debate was slated to take place Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Nev., and debate organizers were planning to roll out an extra lectern just in case Vice President Joe Biden finally makes up his mind and decides to toss his hat into the presidential ring.

  • A work of Art: Avoid that huge pothole

    A sizeable pothole near a crosswalk at the Behavioral Health Institute is large enough to cause serious damage. The hole is about 15 by 15 inches, but the worrisome aspect of the hole is its depth, possibly four inches.

  • Editorial: The student loan crisis

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published Oct. 7.

    A vast majority of the more than 10 million Americans who have defaulted on or are behind on repaying their student loans could have benefited from income-driven repayment plans that are intended to ease pressure on distressed borrowers and keep them from defaulting on their federal loans.