Today's Opinions

  • Move to Amend

    At what point does an organized petition drive become a national movement? We’re not sure if there’s a distinct line separating the two, but we do know that there’s an effort out there that’s looking more and more like a movement, and we’re not sure it’s getting the attention it deserves in the mainstream media. So we’ll give it some attention here, not necessarily as an endorsement but as an encouragement, to spur more discussion.

    Besides, it relates to one of the biggest Las Vegas issues of 2012.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 7, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Free speech and gun rights

    As much as some of my colleagues in the press might not want to admit it, and as much as the National Rifle Association would be loath to agree, the media and the pro-gun lobby actually have something very important in common.

    Both are staunch defenders in this nation’s top two constitutional amendments.
    Let’s start with a quick look at each one.

    The First Amendment:

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 4, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! RIDICULOUS GOVERNING. Last year there was the debt ceiling, approved in the 11th hour in a way to create a “fiscal cliff” for Jan. 1, 2013. Then came the fiscal cliff itself, and Congress dodged it in the 13th hour — actually taking the cushion of a federal holiday (New Year’s Day) to approve an alternative to wrecking the economy. And now we’ll have to face another round of gridlock in the weeks ahead as the nation approaches yet another debt ceiling.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 4, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Public servants

    By Mark Shields

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 4, 2012

    On Dec. 23, the Las Vegas Police Officers Association conducted a toy drive where off-duty officers, family members and volunteers were able to distribute toys and jackets throughout the city. The officers along with Santa drove around neighborhoods and handed toys to children who were in the area. This was all made possible by the generous donations made by several businesses and individuals.

  • Nuestra Historia - Nuestra Historia begins third year

    This column first appeared two years ago, on Jan. 7, 2011, when Nuestra Historia was introduced with the hope of bringing to life the history of our area. We said we would focus on the social, cultural and political milestones — sometimes tumultuous — which have made Las Vegas and San Miguel County a very special and singular place.