Today's Opinions

  • Please celebrate me home

    By Rick Kraft

    Home. There is just something about it. When someone says “home,” what comes to your mind?

    Home is a special place. Home sweet home. It is a place that is filled with memories. A place with a history of family gatherings. It is place to retreat to, a place where you can reset before going out and facing the challenges of life again. It is a place where you can return to weather a storm.

  • SMC needs to find the switch

    It’s natural to walk into an unlit room in almost any building in the Western world and look or feel for a light switch on the wall, near the door.

    However, the San Miguel County Commission seems to be sitting in the room that is the economics of its own county, in the dark. While it was odd, in the first place, for the room to have been dark when the new chair and two commissioners took over in January, it is even more strange to see the Commission is still not really reaching for the economic lightswitch.

  • Investment in school employees is gain for children

    By Patricia Mendoza and Michael Perea

    It is time to make some noise about a project that is protecting our kids in Las Vegas by reducing their exposure to pests and pesticides.

    Both Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas School districts worked with NEA New Mexico and the IPM Institute of North America to train food service, custodians, and maintenance and grounds employees on Integrated Pest Management.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 7, 2019.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Checks and balances
    Organic people have two hemispheres in their human mental complex. These two functioning hemispheres are able to produce checks and balances. This was known by the Founding Fathers of our Constitution.

    Each hemisphere has the necessary group of mental components to facilitate its purpose. The components of each semi are not similar.

    But they, working together, can produce checks and balances much as a guided missile reaches its target, through a series of corrections.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, April 5, 2019


    A mere two weeks after San Miguel County high school basketball teams brought one of the strongest overall performances at state, cheer and dance squads from our area delivered scintillating routines last weekend at the State Spirit Championships on that same arena floor at The Pit in Albuquerque, highlighted by West Las Vegas cheer’s third consecutive state title.

  • New Mexico and the world’s youth turn to climate

    When America’s youth began to rebel against the Vietnam War, it was because young men were being drafted. They were on the cutting edge of the issue, so they rose up in defiance.

    Something similar is happening now, only it’s not one particular war, nor is it just one nation’s youths. This time, it’s climate change and young people all over the world are demanding change.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 5

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 5