Today's Opinions

  • Las Vegas has even more to offer

    The article by Jim Terr expressing his pleasure in rediscovering his hometown of Las Vegas was a joy to read, but he left out the mention of one of the treasures that is unique to Las Vegas.  

    Tome on the Range is a special place that is so much more than a bookstore, involved in the community, with activities for all ages and an owner and staff who contribute so much every day to us.  

    Thank you, Jim Terr, for reminding us of what Las Vegas offers us who live here.

    Carol Winkel
    Las Vegas

  • Memory unit much needed

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Vida Encantada Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and their excellent staff for opening the Memory Care Unit this fall.

    This was a much needed addition for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory disorders in our community. The benefit has been immediate and very positive.

    Glenn and Theresa Damian
    Las Vegas

  • Mil Gracias - Nov. 25, 2011

    The Las Vegas Jewish Community wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Greg Levenson of the Bank of Las Vegas for its generous donation and Melissa Green of the Plaza Hotel for making our first annual Membership Meeting & Brunch a tasty and tasteful success!
    Diana Presser
    Las Vegas


  • Nuestra Historia - El Senador

    An icon in our state’s history, he remains among our foremost citizens. His bold achievements continue to affect the lives of every New Mexican, and his story is as relevant in Las Vegas as it is in Albuquerque’s south valley, or any other place in the Land of Enchantment.

    He was the great Dennis Chavez, whose life-size bronze represents New Mexico in Statuary Hall in our nation’s Capitol, where he stands alongside  George Washington, Daniel Webster and Dwight Eisenhower.

  • Forests to Faucets: A sense of urgency

    What used to be a green landscape to the north and west is now black with charred forests.

  • Thanksgiving expressions

    Editor’s Note: A version of this editorial first appeared in 2010.

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. It’s centered on a great American pastime, eating, and one of the better virtues of the human spirit — being appreciative for the blessings bestowed upon us. It also consists of long family weekends together, shopping, ball games, and relaxing with family and friends. All in all, this is a holiday that can be as hassle-free, or hassle-filled, as we choose to make it.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 23, 2011
  • Work of Art: Ready for some tofurkey?

    Ah! We’re going to have some tofurkey in a few days. We’d better cleanse  our palates in preparation for gormandizing.

    Tofurkey? It sounds almost like an obscenity, and in a family newspaper! Tofurkey, as you may have conjectured, is a  vegetarian alternative to turkey.

    I got the word from the vocabulary website “Wordnik.” But that’s as close as I intend to get to it. Learning a new word is not the same as eating what it represents.