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Editorials

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    THUMBS DOWN! DISTURBING CHARGES. A Las Vegas couple was charged with child abuse after employees at the Red Lobster in Santa Fe called police concerned about the safety of a 5-month-old child they had with them. Steven G. Vigil, 32, and Linda M. Vigil, 29, were also charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle after authorities discovered the car they are driving had been reported stolen.

  • Lessons yet to learn

    As the murals go up celebrating The People’s History of El Norte, it’s hard to imagine a better guest for the occasion than Reies Lopez Tijerina, a dynamic leader of the Chicano Movement during the second half of last century. His personal history coincides with “the people’s history” in a way that gives added meaning to the day’s events.

  • Consider the consequences

    Summertime. More time for leisure. More family getaways. More room to kick back with a few beers and enjoy it all.

    Just be sure you don’t mix the driving with the drinking. It can get you in trouble. It can get you killed. And it can turn you into a killer.

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    THUMBS UP! GOOD DEAL ON EFFLUENT WATER. Responding to criticism that the city was able to protect its landscaping investment but wasn’t letting residents do the same in their yards, Las Vegas city officials sought and obtained state Environment Department permission to allow citizens to purchase and use treated wastewater. The price is great — just a buck and a quarter for a thousand gallons — but the catch, for many people, is in how to get it home and store it until used.

  • Fun in the summertime

    It’s great to live in — and visit — Las Vegas. Our town has a fascinating multicultural history, complete with Old Town and New Town relics of our varied past and our diverse personalities. We’ve got a city museum (and another one on the way) filled with collective memories of yesteryear, along with other buildings so filled with historic artifacts that they could be labeled as museums, too.

  • Lost heroes

    We’ll call him our lost hero. He served in Korea, though it could have been any of America’s wars. Early on, he was captured and taken prisoner, and he spent the duration of the war in a POW camp.

    Later he received an honorable discharge from the military, but he never seemed too far removed from those three years he spent in that prison camp.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ONWARD AND UPWARD. Another graduation crop is walking away with degrees and diplomas this month, offering the rest of us a reason to hope for a better future in their hands.

    Congratulations to all who went the distance and earned that valuable piece of paper — not such an easy task but well worth the effort.

  • Safety first and always

    As details unfold regarding the trench that collapsed on two Las Vegas employees, causing their deaths, it’s becoming more apparent that this accident didn’t have to happen. And while we agree with City Attorney David Romero, who has said it’s premature to make judgments about what exactly occurred, we can also see that there are plenty of reasons to suspect that basic safety precautions were not followed.

  • Back at square one

    So, it didn’t turn out so well. We’re talking about the well-intended but ineffective process the Las Vegas City Schools board used to find its new superintendent. Nevertheless, the district can still salvage the situation and find the best person for this all-important job.

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    THUMBS DOWN! TRAGEDY STRIKES. Two Las Vegas city employees were killed Wednesday when a deep trench they were working  in collapsed. After the ditch collapsed on them, a frantic effort ensued to get them out, but Frank Romero and Gene Hern died at the scene. And to add to the tragedy, fears that the ditch remained unstable kept crews from pulling out the bodies until hours after the accident.