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Today's Opinions

  • Preserve needs some help

    Dear Editor,

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve is at a crossroads. Everyone involved with this 89,000 acre piece of public land now realizes that the legislation that set the Preserve up in 2000 is not working and will not work. The legislation needs to change and proposals will come forward soon to get this land opened and fully protected for all the American people who own it together.

  • Thank you, President Obama

    Dear Editor,

  • Are cancer patients really brave?

    As a cancer survivor, or as I prefer to say thriver, I often used to cringe when people would look at me and say, “Boy, you’re really brave to be going through all this.”

    I’d stand there, with no hair or a lop-sided wig, have dark circles under my eyes the size of plums, be feeling generally lousy and would look at them in astonishment.

    “How can I be brave when all I’m doing is what I have to do to stay alive? If I don’t do this I’ll die. That’s not bravery, that’s a no-brainer!”

  • Not sure moving labs good idea

    There is an old idea being refloated recently that raises the idea of moving the responsibility of – at least parts of – the national laboratories to the Pentagon.

     

    As it was when this was talked about before, it is still a bad idea.

     

    We guess there is nothing wrong with the new Obama administration taking a look at the concept and in asking the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy to talk with stakeholders to see what this would entail.

     

  • Thursday is a very special day

    Thursday is a very special day. It is a day that should be special to everyone, but it is of special note this year.

    Thursday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

    To say he is one of our best presidents is an understatement. He and George Washington stand alone.

    The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning.

    He was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were both born in Virginia of undistinguished families.

    His mother died when he was 10.

  • Wonderful story on group

    Dear Editor,

    I very much appreciate Bernadette Lauritzen’s article “Women’s business group forms” in Sunday’s paper and simply wanted to make some clarifications if I may.

     Last year I coordinated several meetings with a small group of community-minded women. We had tons of ideas but couldn’t figure out what we could do to address our issues while still fitting into our daily lives.  I began to wonder if a networking group made any sense.  

  • Re: Black gold and mileage

    Dear Editor,

    I have to assume that when writing her articles Geology Professor Peters has absolutely no vested research support or financial sponsorship from oil/gas/shale/tar-sand or other mining/extraction/manufacturing interests. If she does, they should be made known to his readers.

  • It is time to do the right thing

    There is a question for the Legislature – can you really pick and choose morality?

     

    It seems that most of those who voted against legislation allowing homosexuals and other couples to form domestic partnerships stated there were moral issues with the matter.

     

    So the bill failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a tie vote.