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Learning from the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Tomorrow we celebrate Presidents’ Day, a holiday that includes President Lincoln’s birthday. President Lincoln led our country through a low point in our history. The Civil War resulted in the deaths of over 700,000 of our own citizens, according to Wikipedia. President Lincoln had to carry the weight of a divided country on his shoulders [&hellip...

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Maximize input in hiring process

February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Superintendent Tom Burris’ abrupt resignation last week in the wake of the Roswell Independent School District’s school board election is a sign of things to come. Ready or not, change is coming to the district — and it will be up to the new school...

Why the Roswell Incident matters today

February 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

  When you think about it, the history of U.S. political coverups is a long one. There was Watergate of, course, but also the nefarious mind-control program known as MK-Ultra. Then there was Iran-Contra, which involved illegally smuggling weapons to Iran...

Vision from the crosses of a godlike sphere

February 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

We all have our morning rituals, it creates the atmosphere to ready our minds to take on the world. Some like silence with coffee, some check-in, tag and absorb social media sites and some sleep in. It is what we do every day and no matter what, when we get...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

February 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Change takes over The perception that last week’s school board election would usher in change became a reality this week when Superintendent Tom Burris resigned his position. It will now be up to the incoming board, which gets sworn in next month, to select...

Nobody’s perfect, so cut ’em some slack

February 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I have been thinking lately how we have this inclination to hold those who perform certain services to a higher standard than we do the regular person on the street. I say this knowing I am just as guilty as any other who has seen an official vehicle speeding...

Budgeting and planning makes life much easier

February 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Two of my favorite hobbies, and two of the things I am best at, are planning and budgeting. I like to have everything structured with as few surprises as possible, and I even schedule in time and money for those surprises. Keeping things in order just makes...

College is a stepping stone to a bright future

February 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

College is a beautiful place. I love feeling the warm, sunlit air when I walk onto campus in the early morning. I love the way the hallways are often filled with the muffled sound of footsteps rushing toward open classroom doors; it is a sound that I strongly...

Life is not perfection, so embrace your flaws

February 15, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I still hear my mom saying, “Nobody’s perfect, call me nobody.” It was her way of saying that I made a mistake and it was OK, because only moms are perfect. As funny as it sounds, we all try to be better in who and what we are. Researchers believe it is...

Could this be the year for capital reform?

February 14, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Buried inside nearly a thousand proposals introduced so far this legislative session is a measure that could dramatically reshape how New Mexico spends its money and takes care of its infrastructure. If passed, Senate Bill 262 would water down politics and...