Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 7, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on treating  Ebola-fighting heroes as criminals (Oct. 27):
    The mandatory quarantine rule that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie imposed Friday to combat the spread of Ebola underscores the need to keep politics out of this important public health issue. Policy decisions on Ebola should be based on science, not fear.

  • Significant progress

    There’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done, but the $44.2 million the city has secured to help pay for critical Phase 1 water infrastructure projects is a huge accomplishment.

    Best of all, the city has the funding in place to move forward with its top priority, the Bradner Reservoir expansion project, which will triple the city’s current water storage capacity.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 5, 2014
  • Work of Art - Ah! Those robo-calls

    “What time is it? No! I mean, what time is it — really?”

    That question I’ve needed to answer twice a year for 48 years. The query from my wife, Bonnie, occurs 1) when Daylight Saving Time begins and 2) when Standard Time begins and DST ends. And it takes her about six months to get used to the new time.

  • Don’t forget to vote

    If you’re a registered voter and you haven’t already cast your ballot for the General Election, we urge you to vote on Tuesday.

    Most local races in San Miguel and Mora Counties were decided during the June primary, but there are still key positions up for grabs, including a San Miguel County magistrate judgeship, a Mora County Commission seat and the Mora County sheriff’s post.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 3, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Doctors, lawyers and skyrocketing health care

    All this talk about health care and its costs, brought on by Think New Mexico’s most recent report, got me to thinking about my own experiences with hospitals and their bills — and I’m not alone.

  • Montaño for magistrate

    San Miguel County residents are fortunate to have two solid candidates for the contested magistrate judge post.

    Republican Eddy Gallegos, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Susana Martinez 14 months ago, is a licensed attorney who has served as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.