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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 6, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Staying in their declining small towns

    From the U.S. Census Bureau comes this bit of news: The nation’s poverty rate has done down, but in New Mexico it went up.

    New Mexico has never been a wealthy state, but the second-to-the-bottom ranking (ahead of Mississippi only) stings, and says something about how bad a lot of people have it in this dis-enchanted land.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 3, 2014

    THUMBS UP! A GREAT TIME AT WILDLIFE REFUGE
    Congratulations to the Las Vegas Wildlife refuge for its efforts Sunday  in providing refreshments, hayrides for all, nature fun and games for youngsters and for organizing the “Concert for the Birds,” featuring The Children’s Choir of Las Vegas under the direction on Kevin Zoernig and the Smooth Riders Jazz Quartet featuring Ralph Marquez (drums), Bruce Holmes (alto sax), Edward Harrington (bass), Kevin Zoernig (keyboard), joined by Steve Leger (trumpet).

    THUMBS DOWN! ANOTHER STRUCTURE BURNS

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 3, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Frenzied growth on the east side

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Between the decision by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to make east Las Vegas its regional headquarters, and the commerce flourishing on Railroad Avenue, New Town experienced instant and rapid growth immediately after the first train arrived on July 4, 1879.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 3, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    St. Cloud Times on the need for the federal government to re-examine school lunch rules ( Sept. 23):

    Since the rollout of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students and their parents have easily been the loudest critics of the new federal school lunch standards.
    Portions that are too small yet cost more. Side dishes, entrees and even condiments that aren’t very tasty. And, of course, few to no “junk food” choices.

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 3, 2014

    Farmers Market working hard
    Mr. Rock Ulibarri is known for his just and fair ways in our community. I’m disappointed that he relied on misinformation about the Tri-County Farmers Market in his recent letter (Sept. 19). I’m a former board member of the Tri-County Farmers Market as well as a vender and a customer. I hope I can clarify the issues that Mr. Ulibarri brought forth in his letter.

  • Nixing records a big deal

    We’ll be the first ones to admit that the timing is more than a little suspect.

    With just weeks to go before the November general election, the district attorney representing the Las Cruces area drops a bombshell. Mark D’Antonio, a Democrat, issued a report last Tuesday alleging that an internal investigation has determined that a former district attorney and her staffers appear to have intentionally deleted politically sensitive emails and erased hard drives before leaving office.