Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs April 15, 2016

    Congratulations to Tonita Gurule-Giron for prevailing in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff and becoming the first woman to serve as Las Vegas’ mayor. We raised some concerns about a Gurule-Giron administration in our endorsement of her opponent, Joey Herrera. But the voters have spoken, and it’s time for the entire community to get behind Gurule-Giron and work with her to make Las Vegas a better place to live and do business. 


  • Dispatch New Mexico- Johnson and the Libertarians have their best shot ever

    In this year of tumultuous political uncertainties, a viable third-party candidate could easily emerge —perhaps in the form of our own Gary Johnson.

    Johnson, New Mexico’s former Republican governor, is hoping to run for president for a second time as the Libertarian Party nominee. With his adopted party’s national convention less than two months away, he’s the clear frontrunner for the nomination.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 13, 2016
  • Editorial: Bigotry is bad for business

    Journal Record of Oklahoma and originally ran on Tuesday.

    Canadian rocker Bryan Adams drew a crowd to Catoosa’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Monday night. Thank the Oklahoma Legislature.

    From Catoosa, he’ll take his show to San Antonio on Tuesday, but then he’ll have a little time off. He cancelled the Biloxi, Miss., show that was scheduled for April 14.

  • Work of Art: Voy a typiar mi column

    When two languages bump into each other, they borrow stuff.

    English: “Hey, Español! I need a word for these flying pests. Can I borrow ‘mosquito’?”

    Español: “No problemo. While we are on the topic, I could use ‘boycott’ (though I might spell it ‘boicot’).”

    Ahora voy a typiar mi column. Come on now! You had no trouble getting el gisto of that sentence. And in the near future, you’re likely to be seeing much more of this kind of linguistic mélange.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself -

    Last November, I attended Associate Professor Craig Conley’s lecture at Highlands. He spoke as part of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance Land Stewardship Series. I was mesmerized by his passion and enthusiasm.

    His topic? Dirt and what it has to do with climate change. Actually we talked about soil, which is the proper way to refer to what covers our earth and isn’t water. Now I am a water nymph, well, maybe not a nymph anymore but certainly a fan.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 10, 2016
  • Thumbs April 10, 2016

    The mariachi concert held at Mike Marr Gym on April 1 was a spectacular event. Mariachi groups from Las Vegas, Mora and Taos gave incredible performances. The concert was part of a local mariachi conference.