Today's Opinions

  • Pass DWI legislation

    Three bills aimed at enhancing penalties for repeat DWI offenders have cleared the House and are now in the hands of the Senate.

    • House Bill 81 would make it a fourth-degree felony to be charged with a DWI while driving with a license that has already been revoked or suspended because of a prior DWI offense. The bill would also increase penalties for individuals who lend their vehicles to someone with a suspended or revoked license due to DWI.

  • Work of Art: And as for you . . .

    My son, a resident of Copenhagen, Denmark, for several years, often finds time to skim American-English newspapers, excerpts of which he forwards to me and to Facebook friends on this side of the Atlantic.

    Has Adam picked up an affliction from his dad? I thought I was the only one in the family to sit mesmerized after observing something that’s strangely worded.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 7, 2015
  • Editorial: To see or not to see

    There’s still time. Students in Las Vegas may still have the opportunity to take part in what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Until Feb. 28, an exhibit featuring arguably the world’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare, will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The exhibit opened this week.

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., presents the national tour of the exhibit.

  • Another Perspective: House proposes responsible budget

    The recent drop in oil prices has put a strain on state budgets across the Western United States. While other states are implementing massive budget cuts or considering tax increases to meet their obligations, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee has developed a responsible budget that meets the state’s critical needs without raising taxes or draining our state’s reserves.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 7, 2016

    Las Vegans helping Las Vegans

    Many of us find ourselves beset every day by requests for money—through the mail, by email, telephone, on the street, and even in church. While we may know that many of these requests correspond to real, legitimate needs, we know we can’t help everyone who asks. Also, when solicited by large charities, we often wonder where the money goes — will the money we donate help those in need right around us? However, in the case of one local fund-raising effort, Las Vegas has received more than it has given.

  • Just a Thought: We found love right where we are

    “I MADE A WISH AND YOU CAME TRUE!” So said the sign on the shelf at the novelty shop we visited on a recent vacation. My mind immediately thought of my bride of 31 years, Tanya, across the store from me.  I am so blessed this Valentine season.

    Can you say the words “I am in love?”  Spoken by an infatuated 16-year-old these words mean something different than they do when spoken by a 60-year-old after 40 years of marriage. Nevertheless, they are powerful words.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: H.U. fraternities, sororities added life and fun to campus

    I just read Art Trujillo’s Column where he asks if anybody remembers Jan Black, the Highlands University candidate for homecoming queen, way back in 1953. I  know this dates me, but I knew her. I was a senior at Highlands in 1954 when Jan entered the freshman class there.

    I have to begin with a bit of history from that era. Senior girls lived upstairs in the West Wing of Kennedy Hall. Freshmen lived across the way in the east wing.