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Today's Opinions

  • Just a Thought - Amazing grace how sweet the sound

    By Rick Kraft

    My family was attending an interdenominational chapel service at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo., when the visiting pastor spoke to us about grace. He spoke about numerous instances in his life when he had been given grace.

    He closed his sermon leading us in singing the most beloved hymn of all time: “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.

  • Another perspective - Progress made: Time to work wiser and smarter
  • Editorial Roundup - August 21, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on big money looming larger in the 2016 campaign (Aug. 18):

    Skeptics of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 warned that it would open the door to a handful of mega-wealthy donors to buy national elections. The consequences have been worse than anyone imagined.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 21, 2015

    Proud of Las Vegas
    As summer 2015 rolls into a new season, it is with beaming pride we want to congratulate and thank everyone who has made signature events like the Fourth of July Fiestas, Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, Heritage Week, and the Cowboy Reunion enormously successful.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 19, 2015
  • A worthwhile investment

    The statistics are startling. According to Pat Leahan of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Center, 80 percent of the people booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center end up back in the county jail within four weeks of being released.

    That’s an incredibly high recidivism rate, particularly considering that the national rate is 43.4 percent within one year, Leahan notes.

  • Work of Art: Too late for lefties day

    Alas! I missed it by a week, but in my defense, I’ve been reminded that people with my condition are perpetually behind the times.

    I refer to National Left Handers Day, observed Aug. 13 and described “as a chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the issues lefties face in a world designed for right-handers.”

    They’re right! Too many of us get left behind.

  • Unfortunate ruling

    Terminally ill patients in New Mexico struggling with end-of-life decisions suffered a sad setback last week.

    The New Mexico Court of Appeals determined that doctors should not be allowed to help competent, terminally ill patients who want to end their lives, reversing a lower court’s ruling.