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Opinion: President's stance is not forgotten

While it’s an important event to mention, it’s probably not breaking news to anybody reading this that former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at age 94. It’s probably not a surprise to anybody either, given the last few years of...

 

Opinion: Open primaries will do more to get out vote

In New Mexico you can register to vote up to 28 days before an election. You can register in person or online. You can request the form by mail, telephone or in person. You can fill one out at your county clerk’s office or any motor vehicle...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: AG needs to step up in public record case

This isn’t about a sexual predator being allowed to run loose in our schools for many years. Gary Gregor moved from Utah to Santa Fe to McCurdy Charter School to Los Alamos to Española. He cut a wide swath through leaving a trail of broken...

 

Opinion: Free market means individual choice

I love the free market. The market, liberated from government rules, subject only to the choices of individuals. One of my choices is to not shop on major holidays. If I knew for certain the store...

 

Opinion: City's dad of old an illustrious warrior

“Old Clovis was a Frankish king, “Some fourteen hundred years ago; “He was a warrior fierce and bold, “And vanquished every bloomin’ foe.” — The Story of Clovis, 1909 We can’t...

 

Opinion: Misbehaving adults should be cut from activities

Just when you thought sports parents couldn’t get worse, late last month in Santa Fe, obnoxious adults at — of all things — an elementary school basketball game took it to a new low. And that’s saying something. It’s apparently never too ea...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Broken trust, decades to heal

When deep trust is broken, it is gut wrenching, soul crushing, life altering. When the trust is broken by someone not only in a position of power over us, but someone who holds our deepest spiritual convictions, someone we believe has a special relat...

 

Opinion: 2020 presidential run starts now

As I have stated a number of times, to be a good modern-day politician, you must be able to apply the theory of exaggeration. To do this, you must falsify your data and claim your moral superiority while declaring the moral worthlessness of your oppo...

 

Opinion: Smokey and the wildland/urban interface

A marketing campaign considered by many the most successful in the history of advertising will celebrate a significant milestone next year, and in doing so bring some attention to this part of the state. A group of Forest Service employees and...

 

Faith: Why does God attend worship?

A number of years ago now, I took some of our family 70 miles down the road looking for a little dose of culture. We went to hear the symphony, and, with them, the man who’s arguably the best...

 

Opinion: Sometimes I miss the days when phones were new

I have a love-hate relationship with the telephone, but it wasn’t always that way. Our first phone was part of a party line, a service we shared with seven other families. Each of us had a ring...

 

Opinion: Bursting with pride for educator

A mysterious invitation from Mesa Elementary principal, Julie Howell, recently arrived. Calling to enquire, the response was vague, just encouraged me to drop by at a certain time on a certain day....

 

Opinion: Unsigned editorials going away, just like our editorial board

For decades, our newspaper has published unsigned local editorials. That ends today, but not without one final defense of the way we used to do things. Our unsigned editorials — under the Viewpoint...

 

Opinion: Holidays good time to stay home

I’m writing this on Black Friday and I’m not going anywhere. Black Friday, New Year’s Eve, Labor Day and Memorial Day have become my favorite times to stay home. Just to be ornery, I don’t...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Sealing juvenile records not in public's interest

City officials think we have a gang problem. It’s more like we have a delinquent teenagers problem that festers, becoming an adult felon problem. This is one of the many reasons the New Mexico Supreme Court should not seal juvenile records. The...

 

Opinion: Make your traditions good ones

Everybody’s got a different Thanksgiving tradition. Some people’s holiday peaks when they’re a kid. That was the case for Kumail Nanjiani, when his family came from Pakistan to visit America and he had no idea the holiday existed. “When I...

 

Opinion: Despite differences, many reasons to be thankful around here

It’s not easy to find much we can be collectively thankful for in these divisive political times. So we’ll toss out a few issues that we think we can mostly agree on this holiday week: • While we’re not all thankful eastern New Mexico could...

 

Opinion: I'll keep my loopholes, thank you

In those moments when my skepticism falters, the recent midterm elections threaten to give me a little hope. It doesn’t last long. A Congress divided between Republicans and Democrats brings the...

 

Opinion: Wishing you blessings of family, too

Picture this: An Arkansas preacher and teacher have six sons who grow up, get married and have children of their own. Then those children grow up and have their own kids. Even the cousins have cousins, and our extended families grow and grow … and...

 

Opinion: Treasures lost, now treasures found

After 17 years in the same room, at the same desk, in the same chair, I cleaned last week. Oh, I've allowed the cleaning crew to run a vacuum through a few times, and I dusted once, and Kevin Wilson...

 

Opinion: Grateful for family heritage of gathering together

Unlike those merry characters in the folk song, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” I’ve never once boarded a sleigh and raced through “white and drifted snow” to my grandmother’s...

 

Faith: We share similarities, but Father Tim the better pastor

I’ve been enjoying re-reading Jan Karon’s books set in Mitford, North Carolina, centering on the life and ministry of the community’s Episcopal priest, Father Tim Kavanagh. I like Father Tim....

 

Opinion: Clovis students learning joy of teaching

I recently heard about a great program going on at our Clovis High School Freshman Academy. Called, “Educational Methodology,” it is facilitated by CHSFA’s versatile Tiffany Grimes. Grimes has...

 

Opinion: Thanks for the pickin', grinnin' and 'Yesterday'

For those of us old enough to remember when television brought families together — in the same room at the same time, with commercial interruption because that was the only choice back then — Thursday was a sad day. Roy Clark died. He was country...

 

Opinion: Take your time, just get it right

A few election cycles ago, a reporter turned in an election story. The story included everything you’d expect. Vote tallies. Quotes from the winners. Quotes from the runnersup — at least the ones whose cell phones didn’t mysteriously straight...

 

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