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Today's Opinions

  • Untwisting concerns

    In my letter to the editor a few weeks ago, I disagreed that the size of a solitary confinement cell was “torture” as subjectively defined by Amnesty International (AI). I made no comment on the term of confinement. Yet, in Judy Bennett’s recent letter, she extrapolates and construes that I am “barbaric” and “(he) condones the violence that permeates our society.”

  • Opposed to any rate increase

    This letter is in reference to the consideration of a water rate increase for the citizens of the area that use the public water system.

    I am strongly opposed to any rate increase for anyone using the public water system, whether the citizen resides in, or out of, county. A rate increase would negatively impact not only my family, but those of my neighbors, community, city and county.

  • An Ojitos Frios perspective

  • A personalized letter speaks volumes

    When was the last time you sat down and wrote a personal letter to someone?

    Emails, phone calls, texts and tweets: They’re all quicker and easier. In an age of instant gratification, a letter sounds stodgy and old fashioned. But done with care, a letter can be the most heartfelt, intimate form of communication. A letter has the power to convey thoughts and feelings to someone we care about in a way that is memorable and lasting.

  • Mil Gracias - August 17, 2012

    Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Dream Big-READ” has once again come to an end and was a complete success.  

    We would like to thank the following for their generosity: Southwest Capital Bank, for sponsoring this year’s program, City of Las Vegas Fire Department, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Las Vegas City Schools Foods Service Department, Subway, Tome on the Range and West Las Vegas Athletic Department.

  • Stick with higher rates

    We understand the frustration that some are feeling with the water rate increases currently proposed. Nevertheless, we urge the Las Vegas City Council to stick with the increases generally as proposed. It’s critical for the future of Las Vegas, given the dire circumstances the city is facing with its water supply.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 15, 2012
  • Work of Art - Cute and cuddly porkers

    Lora M. Shields, a professor after whom a science building on the Highlands University campus is named, once told a class I was in about some amazing properties of pigs and piglets.

    She said a farmer could fill a pail of milk and let the pig drink it all, then lift that same pig into the same bucket and even have a little room to spare. It took some of us a while to catch on.