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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t close the Mora pool

    It has come to my attention that administration and the School Board at the Mora Independent Schools is talking about closing the swimming pool and making it into a bus garage. In my opinion, this is the worst mistake anyone can make, and the community should protest.

    The swimming pool is the only form of recreation that is available for the children in the community. It’s because of the children that the Mora Independent Schools gets funding.

  • Measure attacks natural treasures


    The House Interior Appropriation Committee has passed a spending bill that would mean fewer protections for species at risk of extinction, more pesticides in our waters and less funding for our national wildlife refuges and other crucial conservation priorities. This bill is an attack on the natural treasures that are our children’s and grandchildren’s inheritance.

    We must protect God’s creatures and their environment, as they do not have a voice, and are not given a choice.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life held its overnight event on June 10 and 11 at the West Las Vegas High School Frank Herrera football sports complex. It was preceded by the survivors’ reception on June 9 at The Night Owl. Entertainment was provided by El Trio Los Gallos. Alta Vista Regional Hospital provided all the refreshments.

  • Taking a stand

    Las Vegas took a stand Sunday — against senseless vandalism, and even the hint of intolerance.

    Some 80 people turned out for a public meeting this past weekend to discuss the vandalism at the Montefiore and Masonic cemeteries that took place in late June. The Montefiore cemetery — a Jewish cemetery at the outskirts of the Masons’ — sustained the most damage, which led to speculation that the act was anti-Semitic.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 20, 2011
  • Work of Art: This calls for collarboration

    As a continuing unrepentant language cop, I really had thought of laying off criticizing those electronic message boards that greet visitors.

    Yes, since it’s summer, when most of the schools are in recess, there hasn’t been much to report. But if there is a bit of criticism, I aim it at the fact that a number of the signs appear to have gone on summer break, along with teachers and students.

  • Water into the future

    With the monsoon season slowly beginning to arrive, relief from this prolonged drought is in sight — but it will only be a little bit of relief. Las Vegas is at a low-water mark that won’t easily go away. The issue of an adequate supply will return again and again until we arrive at some long-range solutions.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 18, 2011