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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoons - June 19, 2015
  • Just a Thought - The passing of a special generation

    By Rick Kraft

    Every day there are fewer and fewer “old schoolers” around. One by one they are dying off. I see pictures and read life stories of them almost daily in the newspaper.

    Life is a risk, so I will proceed forward with some thoughts and comments on this subject and take the chance of offending every reader at some point in this column.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 19, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Bennington Banner (Vt.) on retirement savings ( June 8):
    If you suspect that you may not have enough money to retire, a new study says you’re right on the money (pun intended). Rather, about half of you are.

  • Letter to the Editor - June 19, 2015

    D-Day should be commemorated
    With the passing of time, it seems we forget all too swiftly one of the  greatest events in history. This event  just passed without even so much as a whimper.  To correct that  flaw for next year, I am suggesting that the Chamber of Commerce, the EDC, Las Vegas First, and any other civic-minded organization in this community, including the veterans, the VFW, the American Legion, come together to celebrate D-Day and its profound impact on the world.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 15, 2015
  • A fast-tracked search

    There’s an old Spanish saying that, loosely translated, means trying to do things on the cheap can prove costly in the long run.

    We were reminded of that saying last week as members of Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees discussed their search for a new president.

    As we’ve previously reported, President Pete Campos’ contract expires at the end of this month, and he has informed the board that he is planning to retire. He has offered to extend his presidency until the board finds his replacement.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Taxing philosophies

    Clearly, there are ideological differences between conservatives and liberals — but not always.

    On the issue of taxes, it’s a mixed bag.

    Rhetorically, national Republicans love to cry out for fewer taxes while Democrats prefer to look the other way when a tax gets raised. That’s because the GOP touts itself as pro-business and anti-big government while the Dems don’t have a problem with big government but know the majority of Americans don’t like Uncle Sam dipping too deeply into their pockets.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 12, 2015

    THUMBS DOWN! BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BILLS
    Fake $20 bills have been circulating in Las Vegas in recent weeks. Las Vegas police are urging businesses and members of the public to be vigilant so they don’t fall victim to this crime.

    THUMBS UP! CITY HOUSING UNITS REFURBISHED