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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: Demanding a mea culpa

    “I  demand an immediate apology!” “Awwright, I apologize.” “Well that’s more like it.”

    Have there ever been any more meaningless words than those surrounding a call for an immediate apology? Not likely.

  • Editorial: Judicial wrangling

    We don’t often second-guess the judicial system — cases cannot and should not be decided in the press. But this one begs the question.

  • Letter: Let down by elected officials

    I have some property between Montezuma and Los Vegiles; it was past to me by my parents. The only access to my property is the ridge. The bridge is in need of repairs. It has holes and the lumber is rotting. It’s been like that for seven years. That bridge was constructed by Storrie Lake project. I contacted Robert Quintana and was told he would bring it up in the monthly meeting and he would let me know the outcome.

  • Editorial: Involve the districts

    We like to see a certain level of competition in education, and that’s a big reason why we support charter schools. Such schools can reach those students who struggle in conventional settings, and push traditional schools to do better as well.

    As such, we were happy that Luna Community College showed some innovation by proposing the creation of an on-campus charter school. But last week, the state Public Education Commission said no to the idea.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Landlord Association would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Mayor Tony Marquez, the City Council, and the Las Vegas city administration and support staff for their efforts and assistance in amending the city ordinance that now releases landlords form incurring tenant unpaid utility bills — as provided for and affirmed by New Mexico state law.

  • Letter: Customer aids another in crisis

    On August 14, we were serving our lunch crowd at Mary Ann’s Restaurant when one of our customers went into an epileptic seizure and fell to the floor. Michael Sedillo and his mother were having lunch when this occurred. Mr. Sedillo immediately rendured first responder aid. He kept our customer from choking or hurting himself during the seizure. Mr. Sedillo cared for our customer until the seizure had passed and he came around.

    The ambulance arrived 15 minutes after being called and examined the customer.

  • Editorial: City ignores parts of law

    Eight years ago, the Las Vegas City Council passed a water conservation ordinance. As many residents know, part of that law calls for stages of conservation as water shortages worsen.

    Now the city is looking to revise it.

    But in so doing, local officials should be realistic. If they can’t follow through on the provisions of the ordinance, then those requirements shouldn’t be included in the first place.

  • As It Is: A tempting possibility

    In light of City Hall antics, it’s sometimes tempting to curtail the powers of the mayor and City Council.

    The Charter Commission, a panel appointed by the governing body, has made no bones about drafting a new city charter that seeks to keep the council and mayor under control. The panel is working to replace the 40-year-old city charter.