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  • Nuestra Historia - Why the Jesuits left Las Vegas

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    After thriving here for almost 15 years, the Jesuit College closed in 1888, and the Jesuits left Las Vegas and moved to Colorado. It is noteworthy, however, that instruction at the Jesuit College in El Distrito de las Escuelas was offered concurrently in both Spanish and English, making the Las Vegas Jesuits early precursors in establishing a bilingual curriculum.

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 29, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina, on public comment to proposed rules governing fracking (Aug. 25):
    After four hours of comments from 85 speakers, the crowd of more than 400 in Sanford for Friday’s public hearing on fracking might agree that the topic raises strong emotions on both sides.
    Policy makers could finish these meetings, say they’ve met their legal obligation to listen, then go ahead with the rules already formulated. But that’s hardly in the best interest of the state.

  • Scavenger hunt a fun experience

    Anyone who knows me well knows I’m far from a morning person. Getting up at 7 a.m. on a Sunday and out of the house would be out of the question normally. But Sunday, Jim Terr’s Las Vegas Treasure Hunt, not only got me up just after sunrise, but it got me out of the house before 8.

    My girlfriend, Shannon Trujillo, joined me on what I dubbed a good couple adventure. And adventure it was; we bonded as a couple, learned more about the history of Las Vegas, and just had a blast together.

  • Work of Art: Chris saved me big bucks

    A few years ago, I wrote a let-me-now-eat-crow column in which I explained having taken credit for a really trivial act. It seems that a local woman, attempting to buy gas at Allsup’s, asked my son, Diego, to hold her place in line at the pumps.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - The earthships near Taos

    By Tom McDonald

    Let’s face it, we’ve really messed up the place.

    Sure, we take out the trash, but we really don’t get rid of it. We just hide it, and then pretend it’s really gone.

    But not everybody’s pretending. Some people actually pay attention to their mark upon the environment and work to leave a lighter footprint on the world in which they live.

    Some even build communities around such efforts. There’s one a few miles northwest of Taos — where the “earthships” are.

  • Another Perspective: Bad policy for San Miguel County

    By Sovereign Hage

  • Nuestra Historia - El Distrito de las Escuelas - the Jesuits

    By Jesus L. Lopez

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 22, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Journal Record on True paths to peace (Aug. 18):
    Journalists, like most folks, can suffer from self-centeredness. When something happens to one of us, we think that automatically makes it news.

  • Work of Art: In our right mind

    “Right-handed people use the left side of their brain, so left-handers are the only people in their right mind.”

    Thus read the message on a T-shirt I once owned. I picked it up at a yard sale in Columbia, Mo., in 1974.

    Except for dining with members of my wife’s side of the family I don’t pay much attention to my left-handedness, certainly not thinking of it as a handicap — despite what much literature and public opinion say about it.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Day trip opens eyes to a world of NM wonders

    Travel the back roads of New Mexico and it’s amazing what you can find.

    Recently my daughter Maya and I took a day trip to the northeastern tip of New Mexico, for a meeting I had in Clayton.

    Then we returned to our hometown of Las Vegas by way of Folsom, Capulin and Raton.