Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, September 21, 2018

    Both passing motorists and video production crews could be taking a few more precautionary steps around each other during a film crew’s recent work around the Las Vegas Plaza. We’re very grateful to have scenes for the rebooted “Roswell” show filmed in Las Vegas, and don’t wish to see any accidents upset the delicate balance of municipal and Hollywood reputations.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Competition was fierce

    One of my habits  — about which I have mixed feelings — deals with the transfer of money from my person to others’ pockets. I wrote about this at least once before and almost immediately received a churlish email condemning me for making beggars’ situations worse.

    You see, the American way is for people to make their own way, to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, to make hay while the sun shines, and other cliches.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Colorado’s weed celebration won’t be duplicated

    It would be great if New Mexico, or any other state, could experience the same windfall and sense of progressive righteousness that seem to have befallen Colorado in the wake of the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana. However, it isn’t going to happen the same way.

  • It depends on what you are looking for

    “We’re lost, but we are making good time.” We have all been there before. The other extreme is “Stop and smell the roses.” Which category do you fall into the most, racing through life or stopping to enjoy the beauty along the way?

    How often do you miss something in this life because you are running five steps ahead of yourself? I know I do. I wrote this column to myself, but you can read it along with me if you would like to.

  • Countdown to Castañeda Under the Stars

    I hope you are as eager as I am for our exciting weekend at the Castañeda Hotel on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, for a Hard Hat Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Harvey Girl will show you the latest improvements at the hotel, and you’ll meet Fred Harvey (aka Bob Mishler). Tickets at $10 may be purchased onsite or online: castanedaunderthestars.com. Some tours will sell out, so I recommend online reservations.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, September 16, 2018

    Eagle claim false
    An article published on Aug. 30 suggests hunting with traditional ammunition with lead components is a threat to golden eagle populations. This is false.

    Examining sick eagles is a good way to find individual sick eagles, but this ignores the fact that eagle populations throughout the country are growing and thriving.

    The removal of bald eagles from the federal Endangered Species list in 2007 alone indicates a dramatic comeback in the population, even while hunters have used traditional ammunition for hundreds of years.