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Today's Opinions

  • Easter and a man who lived long ago

    By Rick Kraft

    I think from time to time, “What if everybody in our community went to church on the same Sunday?” What would that be like? Every seat in every church could be filled and there could be people who would have to stand outside the sanctuaries or be turned away.

    It's Easter weekend. There will be more people in church today than any other Sunday the entire year. Nationally, church attendance will climb an average of 25% on this one day.

  • It’s about Wonder Woman — and me

    At some point during last Saturday’s March for Our Lives in Columbus, Ohio, I walked behind two young girls wearing star-spangled blue capes.
    The one with the ponytail kept looking around at the crowd of thousands, as if she couldn’t believe her eyes. The other girl marched face-forward, holding up a handmade sign: “I cannot stand by while innocent lives are lost. ­They had most likely seen Gal Gadot utter those very words as Wonder Woman in the 2017 film, and now they saw themselves in her. What a lift on such a somber day!

  • One sunset, one sunrise

    Saturday, March 24, we witnessed the birth of something spiritual among young students. 

    The following day, a person who symbolized a different type of student struggle passed away.

    The March for Our Lives symbolizes a generation of young leaders taking their future into their own hands, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and more than 800 other U.S. cities.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 1, 2018.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 30, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: TALK ABOUT THE SOLUTION
    There sure are a lot of folks who oppose recommended solutions, especially when a change would inconvenience them, cost them money or create extra work. This seems to have come up a lot during conversations about firearms, but also in less vague matters, such as municipal or county affairs.

  • Fresh young voices must be heard

    Every now and then, big national news turns into significant small-town news. You can see it on the pages of many hometown newspapers.

    Since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., there have been plenty of reports of threats making the news — all over New Mexico. Estancia, Roswell and others have closed schools for a day or more as a result of threats.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 30, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 30, 2018.

  • ‘But I wuz robbed’

    I miss my dad. He died at age 94 — way back last century. He was long-lived and clung on, despite some 25 hospitalizations of at least a week’s duration.

    But before you surmise this column is going to be one of those “I Remember Mama” themes, let me assure you it is not. Throughout most of life (his), I was far from his favorite son (there were five of us children, and Dad’s younger brother moved in with us on the death of their mother).