Today's Opinions

  • Lord, at the end of my days, let me be spent

    On the day that my body is lowered into its grave, I want my life to be completely spent. I don’t want a single person to point at me and say “that man died without using all of his potential.”

    I intend to live my life every day until I die. I intend to grow every day of my life until I die. And when my life is through, I want to die. No sooner and no later. I want to cross my finish line and know that I have given all I have. I don’t want to have another mile left in me.

  • The lessons of hoops

    When Pecos boys baskebtall players dove fearlessly onto the floor again and again in Saturday’s Class 2A championship game against Newcomb, it wasn’t because it was the final seconds of a close game.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 24

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 24

  • Listen to the Gallinas River Riffle

    Our Gallinas River is now meandering and burbling. When you stroll alongside, you’ll hear the water riffling. Isn’t that a lovely word?

    It’s from Old French and means to scratch or groove. Specifically, riffles are shallow formations in a flowing channel with specific topographic, sedimentary and hydraulic features.

    Now our river is rife with rippling riffles. Oh, do indulge me the alliteration and onomatopoeia.

  • Trump threatens to weaken Medicare Part D

    Medicare faces numerous threats in 2019. It’s time for lawmakers and healthcare advocates to attack these challenges head-on.

    One threat stems from the Trump administration, which has suggested weakening the so-called protected classes provision in Medicare “Part D.”

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Gun responsibility
    Much has been said about Senate Bill 8, the new gun law that requires that an exchange (or sale) of weapons go through a Federal Firearms Dealer.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 22, 2019

    There might not have ever been a 16-hour span in which San Miguel County student-athletes shined brighter — on the state’s biggest stage — than there was on Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning.
    Between the Pecos girls and boys and the Robertson girls, all of whom won state championships in basketball at the famed Pit arena in Albuquerque, much history was made.

  • Americans and their vices

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally ran in September 2015. It has been updated to reflect more recent data.

    Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it.