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Today's Opinions

  • Mil gracias - Oct. 11, 2013

    The San Miguel County DWI Prevention Education Program would like to express our gratitude to the following businesses for their generosity in contributing to our Community Prevention Education efforts: Southwest Financial Services, Hillcrest Restaurant, Franken Companies, Nelsons Funeral Home, Farmway Feed & Supplies.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 9, 2013
  • Yet another scandal

    The more things change the more they seem to stay the same at the Mora Independent School District, and that’s unfortunate.
    The latest chapter involves the chief financial officer hired by the district a few months ago. School finance officials are required to be licensed through the state Public Education Department.
    The woman the district hired, Joanne Dawn Biagianti, allowed her license to expire. Normally, that’s not that big a deal. The state, after all, provides a grace period for individuals to come into compliance.

  • Work of Art — AP Stylebook OKs ‘hopefully’

    No, this is not a repeated column. It’s not a summer (or early fall) rerun; however, you might recall I’ve asked the question before and touched on the subject: When we suddenly become aware of word or combination of words, is its usage new, or did we just now become aware of it?

    During political seasons, we overdose on “convoluted,” usually in the context of “The provisions of Obamacare are too frigging convoluted.” They mean, I surmise, “confusing,” but the meaning of convoluted comes closer to intricate, repetitious.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 7, 2013
  • Support non-profits

    One of the great things about Las Vegas is the many organizations here that work hard to provide opportunities to area residents and to make our community a better place to live.

    Among those organizations are the First Presbyterian Church Mustard Seed program, Habitat for Humanity and the New Mexico Highlands University Foundation. Each of these groups is currently raising money to further its mission, and each one is worthy of your support.

  • Another Perspective — Affordable health care for all

    If you have ever felt healthcare was beyond your reach, now is your time.

    If it was too expensive or if you had a medical problem that prevented you from getting insurance, now is your time.

    If you lived in fear of losing all you have because of huge medical bills you couldn’t afford, now is your time.

    Because starting now, New Mexicans have the chance to sign up for health-care through the new Health Insurance Exchange.

    What does this mean for you?

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 2, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
    It’s unfortunate that 800,000 federal employes, including several who reside in this area, are on furlough just because our elected officials can’t get their act together and pass a budget. This is a potential disaster for the economy and an outrageous example of the gridlock that pervades Washington, D.C. these days.

    THUMBS DOWN! MORE SCANDAL AT MORA SCHOOLS