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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 27, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! DRUG DEALER GOT WHAT HE DESERVED
    Anselmo “Chemo” Ortiz, 22, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for dealing crack cocaine and distributing prescription narcotics. Drug dealers prey on the vulnerable in our community, getting them hooked and then profiting off of their misery. As such, they deserve no mercy when they go before a judge for sentencing, and we’re glad that this guy is going away for a long time.

    THUMBS UP! PROMOTING LAS VEGAS  

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 27, 2013
  • Highlands is a gem, no buts

    I would like to say a few words in defense of the office workers about whom it has been said “do not answer their phones.”

    I’m recently retired after working the ITS Help Desk at New Mexico Highlands University for many years. Chaotic is the only way to describe the first two weeks of a new semester.

  • Co-op official responds to letter

    In response to “Co-op Officials should open eyes,” it is always disappointing when an employee tenders a resignation.

  • Writer: Abortion affects another life

    Ms. (Joan) Krohn’s letter is an example of the mostly successful efforts of the pro-abortion folks to gloss over the basic nature of the procedure and paint the anti-abortion folks as narrow-minded, mean-spirited people who are focused on punishing “the sluts” who seek abortion.

  • Enjoyed Bean Day celebration

    My 6-year-old granddaughter attended Bean Day in Wagon Mound for the first time. She goes to church with me so we were both impressed with the float that had a giant image of our Lady of Guadalupe on it adorned with roses. The Mariachis looked so handsome all dressed in black and their music was very relaxing.

  • Nuestra Historia: Encinias, Martinez & King nixed consolidation

    In March 1967, when the House of Representatives voted on Sen. Junio Lopez’ bill to consolidate East and West Las Vegas, the lower chamber deadlocked 34 to 34, and Speaker of the House Bruce King would break the tie.

    Already considering a run for governor, King wanted to ruffle as few feathers as possible in Las Vegas, and his tie-breaking vote was against consolidation. (Three years later, King was elected New Mexico’s 23rd governor, defeating then Albuquerque City Commission Chairman Pete Domenici.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 27, 2013

    Lansing State Journal on learning from Detroit’s mistakes (Sept. 18):
    Months into Detroit’s bankruptcy, leaders of other Michigan cities have had time to contemplate the stunning implications for their own communities.
    Surely no other city could fall as spectacularly as Detroit has done. As the state’s largest city, the size and scope of Detroit’s finances dwarf those of others, so it’s likely no other Michigan city will face an $8 billion deficit.