Today's Opinions

  • A work of Art: The slimmest of margins

    The recent death of Wagon Mound’s admired and beloved basketball coach, Alfred Romero, 93, has caused many folks — especially sports fanatics in New Mexico — to ponder many of his teams’ accomplishments.

    This is not intended to duplicate the obituary that appeared in the Optic and other newspapers, nor does it pretend to be an insider’s view of the man’s coaching career.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Reflections of an Aries birthday

    If you saw ActYourAge! Wednesday at the Kennedy Lounge, you were introduced to the “Make a Wish on the Chicken” concept created by my husband Mark. Ten years ago I purchased this “objet d’art” made out of chicken wire and carried it home by bus from Chicago’s Mexican neighborhood to our loft in Printer’s Row. Mark took one look and christened it “Make a Wish on the Chicken.”

  • Editorial cartoon - April 24, 2016
  • Editorial cartoon - April 24, 2016
  • Editorial: An expensive lesson

    “Recognizing that a representative government is dependent upon an informed electorate, the intent of the legislature in enacting the Inspection of Public Records Act is to ensure, and it is declared to be the public policy of this state, that all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officers and employees.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 24, 2016

    Doctors, medical services abundant

    I am writing in response to Betty Maestas’ Letter to the Editor posted on April 18 regarding the need for “more doctors and medical services needed.” 

    First and utmost, my condolences to Ms. [Desiree] Castillo’s’ family for their loss. Secondly, Ms. Maestas is mistaken regarding the lack of medical care in Las Vegas.

  • Just a Thought:Spend wisely what’s left in your hourglass

    “Life is what happens when you are busy doing other things.” Words of wisdom from John Lennon. Do you ever wake up and wonder where the time went? If it will be an important question later. Why not make it important today? You will never again be as young as you are at this very moment.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 24, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press on the fight for a $15 minimum wage (April 16):

    Dream for a moment: You are in a minimum-wage job and someone decides to double your pay to $15 an hour.

    Now, if you previously had qualified yourself for only minimum-wage work, this is a genuine boon to you and your household. No matter what other income is available in the home, if you work 40 hours a week then you can expect a wage of $31,200 a year.

    This works out well for you. But what about everyone else?