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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Afterschool’ defined — then and now

    Remember after school when you jumped off the school bus and dashed into the house where your mother handed you a glass of milk and a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie?

    You gobbled up your snack before grabbing your bike or your baseball mitt. Then you headed outdoors to play with the neighbor kids until sundown when you slowly trudged home for supper and homework and, if you were lucky, half an hour of television.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

    For Mildred Terr
    Taking the liberty to speak for my family, we appreciate all the wonderful friends and neighbors who paid respects to my mother, Mildred Terr, on her passing a couple months ago. I really believe there are no warmer and kinder people than right here in Las Vegas.

    Many people have asked me over the years how we happened to come to Las Vegas in 1958. Well, we lived in a small tourist town in Michigan, and there were not enough patients for all the doctors there, so my dad advertised for a position, anywhere in the U.S.

  • Roughrider Report

    Following a report by the Higher Learning Commission which underscored a number of concerns with how the institution is being governed, the Board of Trustees has approved a significant number of policy revisions and adoptions over the past month. The majority of changes are aimed at enhancing the processes by which the faculty, staff and students contribute to the well-being and strength of the institution.

    At their Dec. 19 meeting, Trustees unanimously approved the by-laws and constitution for the newly recognized staff advisory senate.

  • Maybe, just maybe, it’s not your party

    If you are feeling down or depressed, do something kind for someone else. Don’t expect any return back and see what happens. In other words, if your life is not fulfilling, take the blessings you have been given (and you have plenty of them) and pay them forward for the benefit of others.

    There. I have shared today’s message in three sentences. One simple concept that, if heeded, can be life changing. It is the ultimate prescription for depression, make it not about you.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

  • Food-tax proposal is outrageously regressive

    The bearded wonder is at it again.

    I’m talking about Cliff Pirtle, the state senator from Roswell who, in 2012, defeated Tim Jennings, the Senate’s pro tem, who had enjoyed more than three decades in office before Gov. Susana Martinez threw some heavy hitting support behind Pirtle.

    He’s been serving in District 32 ever since, winning notoriety for his efforts to rid the state of daylight saving time.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 2, 2018

    BRINGING THE RANCH TO YOU

    Not everyone’s excited about the menu or discussed changes that go along with The Range Café moving into the Plaza Hotel dining room and bar. Folks have grown accustomed to the setup of the Plaza and have already seen the historic hotel go through many recent changes.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.