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Editorials

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 7, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! ANOTHER LEAK. Once again the city of Las Vegas has been battling a big leak in its water line, this one to the tune of an estimated 110 gallons a minute, or 158,000 gallons a day, when it was at its worst. That’s considerably worse than the last big leak, on the old Medite water line, last September.
    The same contractor that fixed the Medite line leak was brought in to fix the water treatment plant line. Here’s hoping for a long-term fix.

  • Timely deposits

    The break-in and theft of an office in the Las Vegas City Schools District speaks to a matter the district needs to address — that of unnecessary delays in depositing money into school accounts.

    Last week, Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, co-curricular director at Robertson High School, reported that someone broke into his office and took $2,500 from a file cabinet.

  • Heat your home safely

    Tragedy often strikes unexpectedly, as was the case last week when 46-year-old Sonia Baca, a mother of three, got caught in a home fire at Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park in northern Las Vegas.

    She died in the fire early Wednesday morning after helping her 14-year-old daughter get out. An account has been set up at the State Employees Credit Union, named “Memorial Fund for Sonia Baca and Kids,” to financially help the family through the loss.

    Our heart goes out to the family — especially to her children.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 30, 2012

    THUMBS UP! WEST’S AWARD. The West Las Vegas School Board is being given the New Mexico School Board Association’s Small District School Board of the Year award. The honor is based on the board’s participation in local, regional, state and national board activities; service to faculty, staff, parents and students; accomplishments with a significant positive impact on the district; and the board’s involvement in training.

  • Historic? We’ll see

    The Las Vegas City Council adopted an ordinance last week that sets the stage for borrowing up to $25 million for water system improvements — a big step toward costly improvements to an infrastructure in need. Officials hailed the ordinance as a historic moment and a milestone, but that much remains to be seen.

  • Cleaning up our emissions

    Global warming. Climate change. Extreme weather. Call it what you want, just recognize it as an environmental upheaval of epic proportions. Earth and Humanity are moving toward the edge, and it doesn’t appear reversible given today’s political and economic paradigm.

    Forget the argument that all this is a hoax — the science, coupled with empirical observation is there, that the earth is indeed warming.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 23, 2012

    Looking for reasons for the season? Here are three gratuities gleaned from recent events in and around Las Vegas:

  • National thanks

    It’s that time of year in which we express our appreciation for what’s good in this world. Following are a few thanksgivings from our perspective on the nation.

  • Concede vote and negotiate

    Finally, a ruling in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s legal challenge to a 121-73 vote held five years ago in favor of a union for hospital employees — and the U.S. Court of Appeals decision is about as damning as they come.

    Just read this verbiage in the ruling in reference to “a blizzard of arguments” challenging the vote supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 16, 2012

    THUMBS UP! INTERNATIONAL DISPLAY. United World College isn’t the only place where you can find international diversity in the Las Vegas area. Take a look at Highlands University and last week’s Gathering of Nationalities event and you’ll see plenty of it.
    What a tremendous advantage our community has, to be able to count among us so many people from so many nations and cultures. Such diversity is an advantage — and something well worth celebrating.