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Editorials

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    The Dallas Morning News on U.S.-Mexico border entry (Feb. 19) — The legal, and vital, movement of people across the U.S.-Mexico border is seldom in the public consciousness. The national discourse is so dominated by illegal entries that we end up defining migration by an illicit act that is, statistically speaking, a gross aberration. The overwhelming number of people who enter from Mexico do so legally in a routine that stands out for its astonishing numbers.

  • Doing the right thing

    In January 2010, this newspaper ran a letter to the editor from Michael Savino of Seminole, Fla., regarding a recent 10-day visit he and his wife enjoyed in Las Vegas. In his letter, he complimented the people here as “friendly and welcoming” then went on to write about the disturbing number of  tethered dogs in town, with limited access to food and water and warmth during the cold winter nights.

    “Many of the chained dogs that I saw barked and snarled menacingly at me and my dog when I passed during my walks,” Savino wrote.

  • Wise move, timely idea

    The Las Vegas City Council’s decision to terminate the city’s contract with the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce was a wise move.  Public confidence in the chamber’s ability to serve the local businesses has all but disappeared, so cutting off the public funds was a necessary move.

    Now comes the formidable task of rebuilding. The city, after all, needs a chamber of commerce that effectively supports, promotes and markets the business community in such a way as to encourage economic development and job growth.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM. While the turnout at Monday night forum wasn’t so impressive (there were about 50 in the audience) the candidates themselves made the evening interesting and enlightening. And with 100 percent attendance from the eight candidates seeking to replace Andrew Feldman and Diane Moore on the Las Vegas City Council, they all had their say.

  • From under state’s thumb

    It’s great news that, after nearly six years, the West Las Vegas School District is finally in charge of its finances again. It’s something that Superintendent Ruben Cordova and the school board can be proud of.

    Paul Aguilar, deputy secretary of finance and operations for the the state Public Education Department, delivered the news to the school board last week, calling it “an important milestone”  for the district.

  • As it is at the forums

    Increasing Las Vegas’ water rates may not be a pleasant subject, but it’s a needed topic during this municipal election cycle. It’s bound to come up in the near future. If the city is going to improve its water system, it’s going to cost a pretty penny. How to pay for it is an unavoidable subject.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! TRAGEDIES ON OUR STREETS. On Friday, a Mora resident lost his life in a two-vehicle collision at Grand and Lincoln avenues. The driver of the vehicle he was in, who was injured in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    Reportedly, he ran a stop sign directly into the path of a southbound pickup truck, injuring two others in the process.

    That same day, a familiar pair on our city streets were struck by a car.

  • Informational meetings

    Timothy Dodge is on to something. As Las Vegas city manager, he’s been spearheading a series of informational meetings for the people running for mayor and council, and the benefits are significant.

  • Striking a balance

    When it comes to filming in Las Vegas, there are a couple of interests to consider. One is what the movie-makers bring to town when they decide to shoot “on location” here. The crews can be enormous, and when they decide to stay here — eating at local establishments and sleeping in local accommodations — the monetary benefit for Las Vegas is significant.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! CARS BACK ON THE LOT. It’s good to see the old Enchantment car lot at Seventh and Mountain View being used again.

    Lithia has opened up a late-model used car sales operation at that location, as well as a full service department, with hopes it can establish a new-car dealership there within the year. Here’s hoping for great success.