Articles for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Letters to the Editor (07/24/14)

Co-op takeover costly, bad idea Citing unfounded criticism of Socorro Electric Cooperative rates and service, the Socorro city Council recently voted to conduct a feasibility study about taking over electric…[Read more]

Letters to the Editor (07/17/14)

Preserve public lands for future generations Citing unfounded criticism of Socorro Electric Cooperative rates and service, the Socorro city Council recently voted to conduct a feasibility study about taking over…[Read more]

Letters to the Editor (07/10/14)

Preserve public lands for future generations The Cibola National Forest has recently undergone public comment and review of its newly formed Assessment Plan, asking average town and country folks for…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (06/19/14)

Voting not just a privilege We must all be cognizant of the conditions under which we select public officials. It has become outrageously expensive to run for office, and donors…[Read more]

Letter To The Editor (06/12/14)

Every child needs faithful father Our greatest national resources are the faithful fathers who do not neglect the responsibility to provide for their families and to train their children. Although…[Read more]

Letter To The Editor (06/05/14)

Friends of Socorro Library express many thanks The Socorro Library, Friends of the Library and officers thank the following persons, firms and others for their help in organizing books, transportation…[Read more]

Letter to the editor (4/24/14)

The importance of attendance Editor: Many questions have been raised about this (Socorro Electric Cooperative annual membership) meeting. Leading the list is “Why no mail-in-ballots?” followed by “Why no notice…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (04/17/14)

The informed cynic Editor: Several years ago I set up a website, www.informedcynic.com, dealing with issues affecting the citizens of Socorro County and the surrounding area. I also began filming…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (02/20/14)

Who is protecting your property rights? Editor: Do you believe that your elected officials and government at all levels have your property rights as their main goal?  If you do…[Read more]

Letters to the editor 02/06/14

A new space for ‘war games’ Editor: United States taxpayers spend millions providing training centers for members of our military. U.S. taxpayers also spend millions to support the preservation, maintenance…[Read more]

Letters to the Editor 01/30/14

FBI has hotline for corruption Editor: We in Socorro have had a lengthy conflict with the Socorro Electric Cooperative in recent years trying to get the Board of Trustees of…[Read more]

My veggie fix

There was an old movie streaming on the internet a few months back called "The Southerner," the story of a young farm family coping with just about every conceivable problem a small farmer could have, from bad neighbors and floods to bank loans. One incident recalled the old wives' tale of "spring sickness," which was thought to come from eating vegetables.

Watch February skies for Zodiacal Light

Early spring brings us opportunities, once again, for viewing the Zodiacal Light. To see it, find a nice dark viewing spot and wait until it is completely dark after sunset. In the spring you look to the western horizon to see sunlight reflected by interplanetary dust particles. Look for a tall, left sloping wedge of diffuse light rising up from the horizon.

Control texting while driving

All over New Mexico, towns are preparing. They are chartering buses, soliciting active civic leaders and top officials to reserve the dates, checking the Internet for Santa Fe hotel accommodations….[Read more]

Letters to the Editor 01/16/14

Aguilar should not promote own agenda in electric bills Editor: Dear Mr. Aguilar (SEC board member): Today I found a letter from you stuffed inside the same envelope as my…[Read more]