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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - Ezequiel C de Baca fought to protect land grant

    After Felix Martinez left Las Vegas in 1900, La Voz del Pueblo continued under Ezequiel C de Baca and Antonio Lucero. The weekly newspaper had a circulation of about 3,000 throughout New Mexico, and was the Territory’s leading Spanish language periodical.

    C de Baca and Lucero continued their Hispanic-oriented populist advocacy on the pages of La Voz, and between 1900 and 1912, the weekly became the alternative (Democratic) newspaper, fiercely critical of the established Republican order of the time.

  • Filing a protest on valuations

    For the last four years or so, the people of Las Vegas have not been able to water their property because of water restrictions imposed by the local governing council. As a result, those of us who do not have wells on our property have lost our trees, shrubs, lawns and other plants.  I have lost several trees, the properties adjacent to and across the street from our home have also lost several pine trees.

  • Bad experience in judicial system

  • Questioning the bookkeeping

    Regarding the Robertson High School bookkeeping: So, if I don’t reconcile my personal checkbook, I can go on thinking the balance in there is true and correct? No wonder we are still paying high property taxes for these keepers of the public trust.  

    Maybe Robertson should place just a wee bit more emphasis on scholastics, rather than spending it all on athletics.

    I can’t keep up with my property taxes — give me a break.

    J. Emilio Aragon
    Las Vegas

  • Nothing to do with wealth

    (Regarding the May 4 letter, “Tethering can be more humane”) Seriously?

    This anti-tethering ordinance has absolutely nothing to do with the wealthy having their possessions replaced after being robbed. If you own a home you should have insurance. Wealthy or not. If you want your possessions protected/replaced, get insurance.

  • Another Perspective - Mora’s solid waste issues

    As a low-income community, Mora County has faced great challenges in addressing basic services with regard to solid waste management.  

    The Mora County Collection Center (Mora County Transfer Station) is a project that is a small portion to the larger issue of solid waste management in Mora County.  Historically, solid waste disposal has been challenging, difficult, and was in great need of improvement.   

  • Sound decisions

    We’re glad to see Las Vegas city officials being conservative in their budget work for the coming fiscal year. City Manager Timothy Dodge and his staff have offered up a flat $43.2 million budget even though revenue is likely to increase. It’s sound fiscal management to tuck away the additional money instead of finding something to spend it on, and we hope the City Council approves a budget with essentially the same bottom line.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 9, 2012