Today's Opinions

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Love is in the Air

    By Beth Urech

    Valentine’s Day was my mother’s birthday. When she turned 80, my brother gave her a sweatshirt proclaiming “No more birthdays! Just Valentine’s Day!” which she wore every birthday for the next 13 years. After Mother died Sep. 5, 2005, we were all involved in her memorial service.

    Thomas created the program, Sarah sang “Amazing Grace.” My mother’s middle name was Grace so that was especially fitting. I said a few words. My brother dealt with the funeral director, but that’s another story.

  • A shameful appointment

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

    “Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump.

    Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eager to destroy the agencies they run and weigh the fate of policies and programs based on ideological considerations.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Colleges, universities must adapt to students’ changing needs

    Our colleges and universities are, and have always been, an integral part of New Mexico’s economic development plans for preparing young adults and retraining older New Mexicans for jobs around the state. But our higher education system is staid and close to moribund, reluctant to shed the model and processes that have worked well in the past.

    Higher education must change, and we must help it change, to meet the changing needs of students and their future employers.

  • Just a Thought: Celebrating differences between the sexes

    By Rick Kraft

    Adam did not get a choice in who his wife was. God made that decision for him. In the Bible, Genesis 2:22, we are told “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” Although not stated in the scripture, God probably said something along the lines of “Adam, here is Eve.” I am sure Adam had some interesting visits with God about Eve.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 12, 2017

    Obama court nominee deserves hearing
    We have not forgotten that Merritt Garland, a candidate for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, has been denied a fair hearing.
    President Trumps’s candidates’s qualifications are irrelevant until this disregard for the democratic process has been addressed.
    Merritt Garland has a right to a hearing in front of the Senate and the whole country.
    Until this happens senators of any and all political parties should refuse to consider any other nominee.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 10, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 10, 2017