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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art — It’s a shared experience

    Something clicks when people are faced with a kind of commonality that matters. The flooding in Las Vegas proves  that such is true.

    Let me explain:

    I first noticed this we-have-something-in-common phenomenon when I was a few years younger and a student at the University of Missouri. The Columbia campus is so spread out that a bicycle becomes the main means of transportation.

    Have a car? Forget it! Some dormitories are a mile from the classrooms.

  • Preserve Amtrak route

    When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Arrived in this area in 1879, East Las Vegas sprang to life. Immigrants from every walk of life started settling in Las Vegas, and a boom town was born.

    The coming of the railroad quickly transformed Las Vegas from a rural community into a regional commercial center.

    Successful merchants started building elaborate homes and commercial buildings that still exist today.

    Our city’s economic fortunes began to decline when its position as a major shipping point ended in the early 1900s.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 16, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Opportunity for northeast New Mexico

    Northeastern New Mexico has an opportunity to define itself as a place where families thrive in safe, quiet communities, where children get personal attention in good, small schools and where everyone’s contributions make a difference every day.

  • It’s morally right to trust women

    Abortion is an issue that both societies and individuals deal with.  Societies make laws to regulate abortion, contraception and voluntary (and involuntary) sterilization. How much governments and religious organizations play in these matters changes over time. Individuals, on the other hand, face these choices consistently in their own, very personal lives.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 13, 2013

    THUMBS UP! TIRES FINALLY REMOVED
    We commend State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and his staff for the job they did in ensuring that a massive tire dump 10 miles southeast of Wagon Mound was cleaned up. The tires were dumped into an arroyo on state trust lands, posing a major environmental hazard. The State Land Office and New Mexico Environment Department went after the entities responsible, forcing them to clean up the mess at their own expense. They also paid a $30,000 fine.

    THUMBS DOWN! REPEAT DRUNK DRIVERS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 13, 2013
  • Super has made ‘significant inroads’

    Contrary to the impression left by your editorial in “Thumbs,” Sept. 6, 2013, I believe that Mrs. (Sheryl) McNellis-Martinez has done a more than adequate job, considering the many problems she inherited from previous superintendents.