Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Mental illness and gun rights

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published Jan. 10.

    It’s time. Time to talk about the mentally ill and their Second Amendment rights.

    It was time to talk about it back in 2007, after the Virginia Tech massacre. It was time to talk about it in December 2012, after Adam Lanza emerged from his mother’s basement with an armful of weapons and made his bloody way through Sandy Hook Elementary.

  • Just a Thought: Living a shortened life because of a dream

    By Rick Kraft

    He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow.

    Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his wife, and even against his children. Yet through it all, he advocated non-violence, led by example, and pursued a cause that would ultimately cut short his life.

    His name is Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - We must properly fund New Mexico’s court system

    New Mexico’s courts face a funding crisis that threatens to undermine the judiciary’s ability to protect our rights by delivering timely justice.

    We must act now to prevent further damage.

    As Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels recently told a legislative committee, “We are now basically on life support through the end of this fiscal year.”

    In courthouses across the state, New Mexicans can see the corrosive effects of budget cuts and underfunding of the judiciary.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 15, 2017

    Difficult time attracting MDs
    Over the past few months some members of our community and the local hospital have been in conflict over the unavoidable closing of one service due to lack of physicians to oversee the care. Unfortunately, this response has had a negative impact on the ability of the hospital to recruit physicians in general, and so the search continues to fill needed services.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 13, 2017

    A Highlands University social faculty member now has a new title. The University has announced the appointment of Christina Duran as the new dean of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. Duran is no stranger to the area, having served as the school’s interim associate dean since July 2014. She brings impressive credentials to her new position. She earned her Ph.D. degree in American Studies and has a Master’s degree in Social Work from UCLA. We look forward to her assuming duties as dean for the growing department.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 13, 2017