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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art — Can’t do without it

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Or is it the other way around? Doesn’t it happen that a new gadget we’d never dreamed of suddenly becomes a necessity we can’t be without?

    Let me explain:

    Not a tekkie by any means, I nevertheless felt stranded, branded, abandoned and empty-handed by the cell phone I forgot to take to my meeting Monday morning. And as evidence of my non-tekkieness, I didn’t join the gadget generation until later in the game. We didn’t get our cell phone until eight years ago.

  • Give Buxton a chance

    Matt Griego, the city’s interim Community Development director, likely got more than he was bargaining for this past Wednesday when he briefed the City Council on the results of the Buxton Analytics study.

    The city commissioned the study several months ago, agreeing to pay the company $50,000 in exchange for data about where Las Vegas residents are spending their money and what they’re spending it on. The company was also asked to use the data collected to identify retailers and chain restaurants that could do well in Las Vegas.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 13, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Health facilities an issue of survival for small towns

    New Mexicans should be tired of all the state rankings, since they only seem to show us as the worst, or among the worst, in such issues as poverty, education, child welfare and more. So forgive me when I say, I’ve got one more — emergency services.

    I ran into this particular ranking in the AARP Bulletin, a monthly publication that I receive for getting old and paying my old-folks dues. I read about it in the Bulletin, but really it’s the American College of Emergency Physicians that sounded the alarm.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 10, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! AN INCORRIGIBLE YOUTH

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 10, 2014
  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 10, 2014

    We are a nation of immigrants
    Recently, I received from a friend in Iowa several forwarded emails regarding immigration. Usually she sends interesting humor or musical pieces. I was shocked at the racist and intolerant tone set in these. Some really sounded like the United States should be kept pure Aryan Christian (There’s an oxymoron for you!). They were frightening but couched in sometimes humorous language. I wrote the following to my friend:

  • Nuestra Historia - Gazette, Optic feud over Mexicans, one LV

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Within a year of the railroad’s arrival in 1879, the population in east Las Vegas equaled that of west Las Vegas, and between the two communities there was great activity and bustling enterprise. As a result, businessmen in particular began to see the need for basic services which only a municipal government could provide.

    There was also an alarming need for organized law enforcement, as mayhem and violence were becoming prevalent.