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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 5, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Thoughts on working

    If you are a working stiff, sweating away eight or more hours a day for someone who’s making the “big bucks,” there’s a good chance that you feel unappreciated.

  • Use of money inappropriate

    The use of federal monies allegedly intended to offer training and technical assistance to the West Las Vegas Head Start program was inappropriately used by the WLV school board members and staff. In this current economic climate, the information obtained in Las Vegas (Nevada) could have been easily obtained over the Internet and it (information) is more than likely included in the federal specifications for the use of Head Start monies.

  • ‘Doomsday’ no, planning yes

    “Planning for Doomsday” is not a solution for Las Vegas. We need a special meeting and take on the various real solutions (pick one) and do it, such as: Milliken Ranch, hydro dam, coffer dam to collect street runoff, another watershed, North Dakota Missouri River to El Paso pipeline, etc. We can do it.

    And while we’re at it, determine what size we want for Las Vegas. Right now it looks like “they” want to shrink the city. I too like it a small town, but too small? And no tax base?

    Russ Jackson
    Las Vegas

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news`

    THUMBS UP! FOCUS ON THE GRAD RATE. According to a recent report, Highlands University’s graduation rate is dismal, so a recent $100,000 grant from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and University is a welcome contribution to efforts to improve on that. As part of the grant, Highlands will be paired with a mentoring school that has successful retention and graduation strategies in place for minority students. Let’s hope it’s effective at boosting Highlands’ rates.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 2, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma rises like a phoenix — twice

    The railroad was not deterred by the 1884 fire that completely destroyed the first Montezuma hotel, a three-story frame structure built in 1882. A new four-story stone and brick hotel was immediately erected on higher ground and completed in 1885.

  • Inalienable rights to freedom

    Four years ago, here in Mora County, we were “awakened” by the sound of greed lapping at our doorsteps. “Land men” came to our peaceful, pristine, agricultural community seeking mineral leases to drill for oil and natural gas.