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Today's Opinions

  • Beware of scams

    We’ve all heard the adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    Still, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment when the convincing man at the other end of the line is telling you that you’ve won $2.5 million and an assortment of other prizes.

    Pendaries resident Iona Gamertsfelder faced that situation last week. The catch: Gamertsfelder, 83, was told she’d need to hand over $500 in order to claim her prizes.
    Realizing that it was likely a scam, she refused, and the caller hung up.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 29, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Tragedy has consequences

    I recently received a letter from someone identified only as L. Romero about the rollover earlier this month that claimed the lives of two West Las Vegas Middle School students.

    State police have said that speed, alcohol and reckless driving were all factors in the crash, and District Attorney Richard Flores is now contemplating whether to try the alleged driver, Wayne Lovato, as an adult.

    I didn’t run the piece in our letters to the editor section because it had no contact information and the first name was abbreviated.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 26, 2013

    THUMBS UP! Quick thinking prevents train wreck, literally

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 26, 2013
  • Recall organizers need to reconsider

    We do not understand the reasons behind the movement toward recalling Mayor Alfonso Ortiz. This is a very costly process for the city of Las Vegas, and ultimately we the taxpayers will pay the price for an unnecessary action. There is no evidence Mayor Ortiz has done anything illegal or corrupt.

  • Fear-mongers are wrong on fracking

    Just like with fracking, some years ago there was a similar hue and cry about the Forest Service’s thinning of the upper Gallinas Watershed. Then, like now with oil and gas development, the fear-mongers will be proven wrong.

  • Luna board should request state audit

    It is time for a Luna Community College state audit. After noting problems that have been brought to light by the Luna Community College board in  recent years, I feel it is important for the newly elected board to clear the air publicly and ask the state for an audit of all tax funded programs.

    If money for certain programs has been misused then those at the helm must be held accountable, starting at the top. The losers if mismanagement is proven to have taken place is not only the taxpayer but more importantly the students who attend LCC.