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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 17, 2014
  • We’re proud of the Dons

    “The Dons are giving up about four inches in height per man,” said the radio announcer broadcasting the semifinal matchup between the West Las Vegas Dons and the Hope Christian Huskies.

  • Another Perspective - Celebrate the sunshine

    By Kathi Bearden

    March 16-22 is Sunshine Week in New Mexico and nationwide. Take a moment to celebrate! Sunshine Week focuses on the importance of open government. No open government, no democracy. No transparency, no government accountability.

    I care about Sunshine Week both as a citizen and as a former newspaper employee/publisher for 22 years. We relied heavily upon the State of New Mexico’s strong public records and opening meeting acts to help keep public officials accountable and public bodies honest.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 14, 2014

    THUMBS UP! NEW LEADERSHIP AT ALTA VISTA
    We’re glad to see that Alta Vista Regional Hospital moved quickly to fill its top position. The hospital announced last week that Chris Wolf is Alta Vista’ new chief executive officer. Wolf has impressive credentials. He previously served as CEO of Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz, a position he held since 2002. We welcome Wolf to the community.

    THUMBS DOWN! CAMPOS ACCEPTS EXTENSION

  • Nuestra Historia - New regents faced agonizing choice
  • Editorial Roundup - March 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle on 100-year checkup (March 9):
    Audits are a fundamental tool to hold government and quasi-government entities accountable.
    Without thorough examination by independent parties, citizens would have to rely on the agency’s word that its operations and accounting are above-board.
    When it comes to the activities of the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, verbal assurances just aren’t good enough.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 14, 2014
  • Microchip your pet

    What would you do if your loved four-legged family member got lost and could not find its  way home? Monique Martinez of Albuquerque searched every alley, posted lost dog flyers, and worried about her Yoshi, a Catahoula mix, day and night. During their search for Yoshi, the family received a tip he had been struck by a vehicle and run off into the mesa. After exhaustive searches, his heartbroken family believed him to be dead. Martinez was devastated because she didn’t know if he was alive.