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Today's Opinions

  • Praise for the art scene in Las Vegas

    Recently I had the opportunity to look through the Guia de los Artistas. I was highly impressed with, one, the quality of the guide itself and, two, the level of talent displayed by the artists inside.

    It’s good to know there is such a vibrant art scene with my neighbors to the east. Keep up the good work!

    Robert M. Copeland
    Santa Fe

  • Level 5 leadership

    Have you ever heard of Level 5 leadership? It’s a concept that was first advanced by business consultant and author Jim Collins in his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap And Others Don’t. And while the Las Vegas City Schools district isn’t a business, the concept is a good one to consider when hiring the district’s next superintendent.

  • Work of Art: Don’t go there

    By Art Trujillo

    As a student at Immaculate Conception School in the late ‘40s, I recall social studies units on The Great Depression, the Stock Market Crash of ‘29, and the concomitant suffering that ensued.

    Well in those days, we were a lot closer to the tumultuous times of the early 20th century, and the biggest lesson I took home — and into my adulthood — was the fact that many people lost their fortunes. “Many millions of people lost everything they had,” intoned Sister Macarena, our fifth-grade teacher.

  • Climate change

    The scientific consensus is that humans are probably causing climate change (also known as global warming because that’s where the problem begins). But the economic and poltical consensus seems to be that we can’t do anything about it — at least not fast enough.

    In other words, it may be too late to stop it.

  • Publisher's Note: What the numbers say

    I did a little number crunching on the school board elections last week, and discovered some interesting tidbits.

    One of the things I found was that, while turnout was low for West’s election, it wasn’t bad on the east side.

    First, let me point out that the numbers I use below are by no means “official,” but that doesn’t mean they’re inaccurate. I gleaned them from Optic reports on the last three school board elections — in 2007, 2009 and last week.

  • Mora commission making progress

    I attended the second Mora County Commission meeting of the new administration on Jan. 11.  I was very impressed by the tone of openness, transparency and professionalism that was set by the new commission composed of Paula Garcia, chair, John Olivas and incumbent Laudente Quintana.

    The meeting room was full to overflowing and the citizens were able to witness and participate in an extended morning and afternoon session that covered a lot of urgent and important topics, including a presentation by state Rep. Thomas Garcia.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the students of Robertson High School we would like to thank all of the school board candidates for attending the Las Vegas City Schools school board forum and the various community members who attended.

    We would also like to thank Mr. Eddie King and Mrs. Charlene Jiron for allowing us to hold this forum, also for providing some refreshments. Thank you to Mr. Wallace Sanchez for allowing the use of the band room. As well as Mr. David Hill and Ms. Brenda Ortega-Benavidez for their continued support in student government.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    IT WAS SO COLD THAT ...

    • People were leaving their freezer doors open just to warm up.

    • We saw someone rubbing two icicles together, hoping for a spark.

    • That place where all the bad people go really did freeze over.