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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - The Americanization of the Old Town Plaza, Part II

    This is the second of two articles which I invited from resident scholar and historian Marcus C. Gottschalk, who has done extensive primary research concerning the development of the Old Town Plaza. As noted in our previous article, in 2001 Marcus published Pioneer Merchants of the Old Town Plaza, and we appreciate his contribution to this column.

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    By Marcus C. Gottschalk
    Contributor

  • Letters to the Editor - June 6, 2014

    East officials owe explanation
    In reading the latest news on the Las Vegas City Schools financial woes I am truly surprised. How could the school board, superintendant, and the Public Education Department be blinded by the outrageous amount of $3.46 million dollars of loans to the operational budget over the past several years?
    The following is a description of the funds that were borrowed against:
    General Obligation Bonds:

  • Editorial Roundup - June 6, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on exchange of soldiers (June 3):
    It is wonderful news that the Taliban released U.S. Army Sgt. Bob Bergdahl after five years of captivity.
    The Taliban captured Bergdahl on June 30, 2009. Some reports have speculated that he had walked away from his unit, disillusioned by the war, but those reports have not been confirmed.
    This should be dealt with later if it is true. . . .

  • Open up primaries

    Republicans and Democrats throughout the state had the opportunity to go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for the candidates of their choice.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 4, 2014
  • Work of Art: Kick the can

    Wagon Mound High School, the place from which our youngest son, Ben, graduated, has always been proud of its basketball, whose season generally  runs from Aug. 1 through July 31.

    It was the school my dad attended around the turn of the last century. “We didn’t have a fancy name for our team,” he said, when asked if he played for the Trojans.

  • Vote on Tuesday

    Judge races. Two county commission seats. Sheriff and assessor posts. And of course two state representative positions.
    Those are the local elected positions that San Miguel County Democrats will decide or else play a key role in deciding during Tuesday’s Primary Election.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 2, 2014