Today's Opinions

  • Thanksgiving expressions

    Editor’s Note: A version of this editorial first appeared in 2010.

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. It’s centered on a great American pastime, eating, and one of the better virtues of the human spirit — being appreciative for the blessings bestowed upon us. It also consists of long family weekends together, shopping, ball games, and relaxing with family and friends. All in all, this is a holiday that can be as hassle-free, or hassle-filled, as we choose to make it.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 23, 2011
  • Work of Art: Ready for some tofurkey?

    Ah! We’re going to have some tofurkey in a few days. We’d better cleanse  our palates in preparation for gormandizing.

    Tofurkey? It sounds almost like an obscenity, and in a family newspaper! Tofurkey, as you may have conjectured, is a  vegetarian alternative to turkey.

    I got the word from the vocabulary website “Wordnik.” But that’s as close as I intend to get to it. Learning a new word is not the same as eating what it represents.

  • Never again

    With the five-year anniversary of one of the great tragedies of our community — an unspeakable tragedy for two Las Vegas families in particular — our thoughts turn to the victims, and to the heart-wrenching outcry: Never again.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 21, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Mountainside experiences

    By the time you read this, I should be in Arkansas visiting my parents and preparing for a trip into the Ozark Mountains, where about 50 of us McDonalds (along with other last names, thanks to various family extensions) will rent and take over a lodge for a massive holiday celebration.

  • Beautiful outcome, one and united

    This letter is written to the East/West Las Vegas school boards of education and to Gloria Lovato-Pacheco and Gary Gold. I wish to send “kudos” to both for coming up with consolidation for both school systems. “Bravo” to all of you who are seeking the coming together of our community for the good of all of our young people. This should have happened a long time ago.

  • Conflicts and complicity

    Letter from a lowly taxpayer who still hasn’t received his trash roll-away: Let’s see, Campos imposes Dodge on our little city.  Campos is monetarily involved with at least two hires of our city fathers (sic). Luna has a conflict with Luna’s utilities bill with the city. Campos’ Dodge gets rave reviews from at least two city councilors, even after the deaths of two city employees.

    Does anyone else here smell conflict of interest or complicity of any kind?