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Today's Opinions

  • Dulcey Amargo - Winds of change

    Well, I’d prefer not to date myself, but for the sake of a more progressive society, I will! That’s just my wry way of saying that in the past half century — good grief, am I that old? — society has made great strides in its attitude toward its female members. Yes, we have to give due credit to the suffragettes of earlier times, but let’s take a brief look at some of the breakthrough elements.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 12, 2013

    THUMBS UP! $11.5 MILLION HEADED OUR WAY
    Gov. Susana Martinez signed a capital outlay bill that sets aside $11.5 million for projects in San Miguel and Mora counties. The money will help pay for things like the planning and design of the city of Las Vegas Bradner Dam and finishing phase one of the Mora County complex. A major side benefit is the construction jobs that will be created by these projects.

    THUMBS DOWN! SO LONG, ESTELLA’S

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 12, 2013
  • Presidential Priorities

    The First Family has vacationed every month this year, and the president announced (recently) a new $100 million expenditure to study brains. But where we live, three employees at the West Las Vegas Head Start will lose their jobs because of a 2 percent reduction in federal spending, i.e. one of the manipulated consequences of that terrible “sequester.”

    It’s too bad the president refused the legislative flexibility Congress offered to him to avoid this very kind of thing. Any guesses why he did that? Mr. president, your priorities please!

  • Dodge doesn’t deserve raise

    Why should Mr. [Tim] Dodge receive a raise?

    Two men died on his watch.

    Soon after Dodge said safety classes were ongoing, violations of basic safety practices were cited.

    Mr. Dodge also erected security doors at City Hall. These doors and security system cost us taxpayers, on top of the loss of two employees, the installation of said doors and the further removal of our duly elected city officials and managers from ready contact with their constituents.

  • School principal not being fair

    I am Connor Mamaux-Partridge, a 12-year-old boy who goes to Memorial Middle School. I am very frustrated at my school.

    My father was recently diagnosed with leukemia, and when I asked my principal if I could collect cans and make two trash cans around campus — aluminum cans only, she was fine with it. However, I completed a donation box and showed it to my principal, and she told me she hoped I wasn’t accepting donations because it “wasn’t part of our deal.”

  • Tribute to a soldier

    One by one the old soldiers of the Mora VFW are being called home to receive their much awaited reward. Mr. Levi Alcon Sr. was the latest.

    Albert Einstein reflected on the purpose of man’s existence when he said, “Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet seeming to have a divine purpose.”

  • Nuestra Historia: La Revista Católica; El Independiente

    Since the first newspaper was published here in 1869,  dozens of newspapers have emanated from Las Vegas, as we noted at the beginning of this series. 

    We began with the Optic, our town’s most enduring newspaper, and recounted how it was started by Russell Kistler in 1879, and how the irascible founder helped forge the separation of East and West Las Vegas.