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Today's Opinions

  • Brotherly banter and what families do

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ah, family. Two dozen of them on this night, at a housewarming for my daughter and son-in-law Amy and Jae in their new home.

    Having a big family is such a blessing. And, sometimes, a burden.
    There he is, my brother Don, being himself. He’s my socially stunted and politically incorrect brother, who’s also a father, grandfather and licensed psychiatrist with an opinion on everything. He can be insulting and offensive and overbearing in his conversations with people.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 25, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, May 25, 2018.

  • ‘Miss ya, Dennis Mitchell’

    He said “Pvt. Trujillo, everybody in this platoon is out of step but you.”

    As you parse this sentence, don’t even think of construing the drill sergeant’s criticism as a bushel of compliments.

    The sergeant who was so free with the comments, a man by the name of Brewster, actually was referring to someone else, another Trujillo. And besides, by that time I was no longer a private in the Gallup National Guard but what we called an Sp.3, a rank slightly higher than a measly private.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

  • Finally, the world was saved today

    On a small busy cobblestone street I walked by a girl wearing a T-shirt reading “I SAVED THE WORLD TODAY.”

    I didn’t want to impose on her so I didn’t say anything to her as she passed, but I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to get a picture of her.

  • Don’t gloat about not being tech-savvy

    So you can’t seem to operate a tablet computer very efficiently — so what? No one, hopefully, is going to include that ineptitude on your headstone.

    No one is judging those who aren’t necessarily sharp or proficient with office and/or personal technology devices. However, it’s time for those who describe themselves this way to stop bragging about it.

  • Protecting Mora County from fracking — still

    After years of debate over how to best protect our land and water, Mora County has completed a draft of an oil and gas ordinance and is asking the community to provide feedback.

    Modeled on the ordinances adopted by Santa Fe and San Miguel Counties, the Mora draft ordinance is intended to protect the people and natural resources of Mora County from the negative impacts of oil and gas drilling through a strong regulatory framework.

    During the next few weeks, the public will have opportunities to submit written or oral comments to the Mora County Commission.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Yes, too windy
    Hooray! It’s spring, and summer is just around the corner. Time for barbecues, swimming, vacations and an all-time favorite: baseball.

    As you know if you were in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 17, we had “hurricane” winds of 79 mph. No one in their right mind would be out in these weather conditions., especially young children, but there was, with three Little League teams playing at Keyes Park.The winds were strong, even between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.