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Today's Opinions

  • Three thieves that rob you of life

    There are three thieves who will rob you of every minute of your life that they can. They will pickpocket you every opportunity they have. What is neat about this is that you don’t have to be robbed! You get to choose whether or not you will let these thieves take from you and lower your quality of life.

  • Let’s go over a few policies

    Newspaper columns are used for many things: To voice viewpoints, encourage or discourage specific actions and to make announcements.

    Some editors and editorial boards also use columns to explain and clarify policy. That’s what we’ll do here: let’s talk about obituaries, as some recent questions have arisen.

    Death of loved ones is never an easy subject to discuss, much less bring up. When family or a close friend dies, it’s usually a traumatic event in the lives of at least dozens of people.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, October 21
  • Meet three formidable women

    When Abigail Lumsden told me her mother’s art exhibit opens Nov. 2, at Highlands University’s Kennedy Gallery, I was delighted.

    I was already writing about two incredible women, and now I can add a third.

    There is something satisfying about a trilogy. Barbara Davis Lawrence’s retrospective exhibit will run from Nov. 2 to Dec. 4, including a reception Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with food, wine and music by Abigail and her husband, Les Horan.

  • Breast cancer: Reduce risk and understand screening

    By Dr. Tracy Wilkerson

    One in eight women living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.

    As the most common form of cancer among American women, the chance a woman will die from the disease is one in 37. This risk has increased over the last four decades, making early detection and prevention methods critical.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Natural gas = good
    It has been all over state news lately that New Mexico has a large budget surplus due to natural gas production in our state. Hopefully, this new revenue will translate to more funding for our schools.

    Natural gas already has helped improve our personal safety and our environment. Utilities are installing modern pipelines that will deliver gas at much lower pressures, which means these lines are even safer than they were just a few years ago.

  • Can the Golden Rule be applied to elections?

    The other day I overheard an argument between friends over two particular candidates for the same office. One is the incumbent, so the question was posed, “What’s he done for us?”

    I’ll leave out the particulars — which candidates and which race — because I don’t want to water down my larger point. I’ve heard that sort of question a hundred times through the years when talking politics, and I’ll bet you have too.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, October 19

    THUMBS UP: THE NEXT DANCING QUEEN?
    With all that’s going on this fall, it’s never too early for young women in our area to be thinking about the next Reina de Las Vegas competition, and whether to enter in the late spring. While participation in the event has waned in recent years, there is still a longstanding tradition of ladies who have been able to represent their community by winning La Reina crown or triumphing in another similar smaller competition.