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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: Time to study police pay

    The Las Vegas Police Officers Association minced no words last week during the public input portion of the City Council meeting.

    The message, delivered by officer Adam Vigil: “Over the past several years the LVPOA has been working towards helping its members to achieve a rate of pay which will enable them to better afford the cost of living in our city. The truth of the matter is we are constantly losing officers to other agencies which have put public safety at the top of their priority list.”

  • Work of Art: Is ‘jewlery’ alright?

    Maybe it’s time to give up the struggle. My temptation is to say, “All right, all you people on loudspeakers in big box stores, and all of you behind a microphone: It’s alright to call it ‘jew-lery.”

    It seems easier that way. We hear it on radio commercials: jew-lery; even jewelers, who make a living selling jewel-ry, still insist on putting the “l” in front of the “r.”

  • An incredible summer

    With summer officially drawing to a close this week, it was fitting that the final weekend of the season would feature a classic car show at Fort Union Drive-In paired with showings of “Grease” and “Cantinflas.”

    Fitting because the summer of 2014 ended up being packed with fun things to do in Las Vegas and the surrounding area, events that gave locals an excuse to explore their own city, and tourists a reason to come to the Meadow City. The Fort Union event marked the 57th birthday of the classic 1957 vehicles.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 22, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Outer space and our state in the news

    Outer space has been in the news a lot lately — and that’s just fine for the likes of New Mexico.

    Not only were we at the center of a couple of recent international news items, but we enjoy a rich history tied to humanity’s reach for the stars. But before we get to the “local” space stories, let’s take a quick look at what may soon be the biggest news to make its way to Earth in a long, long time.

  • Letter to the Editor - Sept. 22, 2014

    Mil Gracias

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 19, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! BREAK-INS AT SCHOOLS, SENIOR CENTER
    Las Vegas police suspect three juveniles of breaking into the Las Vegas Senior Center,  two West Las Vegas schools and vehicles earlier this month. The buildings were then vandalized, resulting in more than $1,000 in damage. The cases are being handed over to the Juvenile Probation Office. Let’s hope that those responsible are held accountable and that they learn that it’s not OK to break into a building and vandalize it.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 19, 2014