Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor - June 19, 2015

    D-Day should be commemorated
    With the passing of time, it seems we forget all too swiftly one of the  greatest events in history. This event  just passed without even so much as a whimper.  To correct that  flaw for next year, I am suggesting that the Chamber of Commerce, the EDC, Las Vegas First, and any other civic-minded organization in this community, including the veterans, the VFW, the American Legion, come together to celebrate D-Day and its profound impact on the world.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 15, 2015
  • A fast-tracked search

    There’s an old Spanish saying that, loosely translated, means trying to do things on the cheap can prove costly in the long run.

    We were reminded of that saying last week as members of Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees discussed their search for a new president.

    As we’ve previously reported, President Pete Campos’ contract expires at the end of this month, and he has informed the board that he is planning to retire. He has offered to extend his presidency until the board finds his replacement.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Taxing philosophies

    Clearly, there are ideological differences between conservatives and liberals — but not always.

    On the issue of taxes, it’s a mixed bag.

    Rhetorically, national Republicans love to cry out for fewer taxes while Democrats prefer to look the other way when a tax gets raised. That’s because the GOP touts itself as pro-business and anti-big government while the Dems don’t have a problem with big government but know the majority of Americans don’t like Uncle Sam dipping too deeply into their pockets.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 12, 2015

    Fake $20 bills have been circulating in Las Vegas in recent weeks. Las Vegas police are urging businesses and members of the public to be vigilant so they don’t fall victim to this crime.


  • Editorial cartoons - June 12, 2015
  • Editorial cartoons - June 12, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Spend time focusing on the family

    By Rick Kraft

    Every problem the world is facing today began with the family. Okay, maybe I’m overstating this...but then again, maybe I’m not.

    I receive regular mailings from the Focus on the Family organization. It is a Christian based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, that exists for a simple reason: to help families thrive. After a relationship with our Creator, I don’t know of any more important aspect of our existence than our family.