Articles for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Letters to the editor (11/14/13)

Paperwork mystery solved with help Editor: Since August of this year I have needed help with solving a paperwork mystery in the Socorro County offices. I want to say publicly…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (11/07/13)

Co-op District IV meeting fails to address concerns Editor: Last Tuesday’s District IV meeting was held in San Antonio starting at three in the afternoon. It’s no wonder only 16…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (10/31/13)

Puerto Seguro shares facility success story Editor: For many contributors to the Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor what activities and services are offered is unclear. Most contributors know that what we…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (10/17/13)

Request co-op ballots early Editor: I received a postcard in my mailbox Oct. 9 announcing the Socorro Electric Cooperative trustee election for District II. It states that the meeting will…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (10/10/13)

Great dental experience Editor: A letter to the editor might not be the most appropriate place to express my views about an encounter I had with a new professional in…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (09/26/13)

Gun cartoon misrepresentation of shootings truth Editor: In the Sept. 19 edition of El Defensor Chieftain, an editorial cartoon was printed that is an attempt to perpetuate a series of…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (09/19/13)

Boundaries column has merit but hugs are great too Editor: Dear Laura London, Thank you for your column titled “Personal boundaries should be honored” (Aug. 1). No one can argue…[Read more]

Danger hides in standing or flood waters

Mosquitos and puddles go together. Recent rains and floods have left Socorro and Catron counties with plenty of standing water that will only get muddier, stinkier and more toxic as the month rolls on.

Data should drive teachers’ incentives

It sounds good: Pay teachers from high-performing schools to go teach on low-performing campuses. But without data driving the selection of those teachers, the results of Gov. Susana Martinez’s latest…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (08/29/13)

Socorro schools rate A+ from 1962 graduate Editor: With all the negative publicity in the media about low graduation rates and graduating seniors unable to solve modest math problems and…[Read more]

Letters to the editor

Back to school is always an exciting time. Throughout my career as an educator, nothing has pleased me more than welcoming back students to kick off a new academic year.

Letters to the Editor (8/15/2013)

Magdalena residents watch your forest
There they go again trying to pull a fast one! Cheryl Prewitt, spokesperson for the Cibola Ranger District, says “in the past they had to get a new permit every time … so we are working on getting a permit that will cover the whole thing (EDC Aug. 1).” Really? And what is that? “A joint proposal from the military entities and Forest Service,” for war games.