Articles for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Congratulations Rio Communities

Rio Communities voters went out to the polls Tuesday and elected their first governing body. [subscriber-content] The citizens of Rio Communities should be proud of this historic election. As we…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (05/09/13)

[subscriber-content] Private hospital better Editor: It is not surprising that the lack of a hospital has created such preoccupation in Valencia County. It is burdensome and costly for patients and…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (05/02/13)

[subscriber-content]Garbage tax is unfair Editor: The county commissioners have decided to push through their garbage tax. Everyone will be required to have garbage collection whether they want it or not,…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (04/25/13)

[subscriber-content]Alcohol can cloud judgement Editor: My name is Samantha Slatton and I am a junior at School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas. We are planning and organizing a high…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (04/18/13)

[subscriber-content]UNM-VC is thankful Editor: The students, faculty and staff of the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus say “thank you” to the Valencia County community for their overwhelming support of the…[Read more]

We’re in it together

Today, and for all the days going forward, we are all Bostonians. [subscriber-content]It has been said before, but it bears repeating. When violence strikes at one of us, it strikes…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (04/13/13)

[subscriber-content]The intention was good Editor: In Crystal Romero-Carter’s defense,  and in an attempt to get back to the original purpose of her statements, perhaps the words “thieves and lowlifes” were…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (04/04/13)

[subscriber-content]Rio Communities store is a benefit to city Editor: I have never felt so insulted by a newspaper article as I do by this one. I live in Rio Communities…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/30/13)

[subscriber-content] Quote was taken out of context in article Editor: This letter is in response to the article “Tomé group doesn’t want dollar stores.” I do not have anything against…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/27/13)

[subscriber-content]Dollar stores make an impact on community Editor: In the article titled “Tomé group doesn’t want dollar stores,” Mrs. Padilla-Gutierrez notes that there is a criticism against the people of…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/23/13)

[subscriber-content]Trash service should be up to the citizens Editor: Valencia County does not provide my residence with water, sewer or fuel. I have to take care of these needs on…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/20/13)

[subscriber-content]Go Lobos! My visit to the lady’s basketball game My name is Miranda Garcia and I am in the fifth grade at Gil Sanchez Elementary School. The reason I want…[Read more]

Deaths and funerals (03/20/13)

Melissa Christine Beck 1977-2013 Melissa Christine Beck, age 35, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, March 17. She was a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church….[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/16/13)

[subscriber-content] (Editor’s note: The following letters were written by some of Gil Sanchez Elementary School fifth-graders about the upcoming Standard Based Assessment tests that students will be taking in the…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/13/13)

[subscriber-content] An open letter to the N.M. Legislature Editor: My name is Janelle Chavez, and I run a local animal rescue in Valencia County — Almost Home New Mexico. My…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/09/13)

[subscriber-content] Managers need to be more considerate Editor: Given America’s apparent penchant for violence, I have lately been alarmed by the number of people that have complained to me about…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (03/06/13)

[subscriber-content]Making a point while thanking a critic Editor: When Margaret Sanger wrote that “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to…[Read more]