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Today's Opinions

  • City needs to act on Dark Sky Ordinance

    Las Vegas has a dreadful problem which requires mostly just energy and willingness to resolve.  

    It’s our wasteful outdoor lighting infrastructure and practice which results in loss of the night sky experience, an unattractive townscape, quite an enormous electricity loss, unwanted light trespass and glare, and a generally unhealthy  environment. With no loss of security or utility, and with financial benefit from Day 1, we can start the process of fixing this.  

  • ‘Right decision’ for whom?

    (Regarding the June 20 editorial) So now you’ve gone and placed yourself as the final arbiter. You opine without having all the facts — you did not see the findings which our elected representatives were looking at in the case of Ashley Salazar’s “variance,” or if you did peruse the documents, you did not say so.

  • Mil Gracias - June 29, 2012

    Thank you to all those in our community who supported, donated items to and attended the rummage sale fundraiser on June 2 on Jackson Street for PROTECT San Miguel County (People Respecting Our Tierra, Environment, and Cultura Together).

    We are up against one of the wealthiest, most powerful, and most polluting industries on the planet — the oil and gas industry. Thank you to all who are working so hard to keep our region protected. Let’s stay united.

    Bobbie Ehrlich
    Antoinette Fox
    Carole Silon
    Las Vegas

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 27, 2012
  • Score one for opportunity

    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
    — Title IX of the Education Amendments Act,
    signed into law on June 23, 1972

  • Work of Art - Why we must share

    For weeks I’ve searched for a concise way of articulating my feelings on how the electronic era  has changed our lives. Then it hit me.

    In Sunday’s Parade Magazine, there’s a cartoon that shows a man at the computer, asking his wife, “What’s the point of having an opinion if you don’t email it to everyone you know?”

    Now that was perfect: We must share, but if there’s no one to receive the message, what’s the point?

  • Cautionary, tragic tale

    Two weeks ago, a baby was killed after a collision involving a suspected drunken driver. Actually, the mother was pregnant at the time and emergency responders had to rush her to the hospital, where a cesarean section was performed in an attempt to save the baby, but the baby died about a minute after its birth.

    Now, Ramon Hernandez, 43, of Santa Fe, is facing multiple felonies in connection with the Interstate 25 wreck. State police said it’s the fifth time he’s been charged with driving drunk.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 25, 2012