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Today's Opinions

  • How many are we, really?

    Tuning in to election results a few years back, I suddenly wondered how the radio management ever expected listeners to glean the vote tallies the way the partial results were being spilled out.

    I was passing through another New Mexico town at the time, and I tuned in the radio station. The on-duty announcer rattled off something like this:
    “Jones now has 113 votes; Smith has 257; Brown has 412; and Martinez has 73.” How much more complicated could the radioman have made this spilling out of the votes so far?

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

  • Enough with the motions, already

    When San Miguel County Commissioner Rock G. Ulibarri filed a District Court motion earlier this month in order to get a resolution on the Commission’s agenda, he helped contribute to two growing problems in the county, in New Mexico, and, really, across the U.S.

  • Celebrate Earth Day in Las Vegas

    On April 14, during the Seed Exchange at Luna, Miguel Angel asked if we would like to see plastic bags outlawed in Las Vegas. Not even half the audience raised hands. 

    Is this one more example of not wanting to be like Santa Fe? I hope not.

  • I wish I could just do it all over again

    By Rick Kraft

    Two things I know. Today is the youngest you will ever be for the rest of your life. When the sun rises tomorrow you will be another day older.

    As you live your life day to day, it is my hope and prayer that you don’t live your life with regrets. There are two dimensions of this prayer for you. One involves dealing with events that have happened in your past and the other is avoiding events that could occur in your future.

  • The time for courage to change is now

    From time to time, as I travel around my district and to other areas of the state, I hear criticism that the Legislature has not done enough to solve one problem or another. Take your pick: our economy, capital outlay, education, crime. The list goes on.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 21, 2018

    No confidence

    I want to have on public record a vote of no confidence in San Miguel County Manager Vidal Martinez by the people of the county.

    We have witnessed, and have evidence of, several violations of the Open Meetings Act, overstepping his authority in relation to elected and appointed commissioners making decisions contrary to unanimous County Commission resolutions, exhibiting non-transparency, favoritism and ignoring the voices of the county.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 27, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 27, 2018.