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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news

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    NECESSARY DISMISSAL. Yes, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty applies to all, including Ramon Montoya, the Mora County Sheriff’s Department transport officer who is accused of getting drunk and passing out alongside Interstate 25. He deserves his day in court. But his employer isn’t obligated to wait until the judicial system reaches a verdict, and was therefore justified in firing him after an internal investigation.

  • Veterans wrote a blank check

    A thought to ponder:
     I am a veteran, and a veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. Regardless of personal political views, that is an honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact.
     Benito Duran
    Las Vegas
    U. S. Army 1972-1992

  • Feldman’s remarks lacked compassion

    Feldman’s remarks lacked compassion

    After fighting with myself for a couple of weeks, I decided to rebut what Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested in one of the council meetings about finding a temporary replacement for Councilman David Romero, who is out sick.

  • Pathway a waste of taxpayer money

    As I read the Oct. 25 article, “Path Project,” many thoughts went through my mind. This project will impede the flow of irrigation water to the west side of Cinder Road, which I and the ditch majordomo stressed to the county officials. Our concerns fell on deaf ears.

    Acequia waters should not be obstructed in any way.

  • Keeping It Simple: Renovation projects

    The Grand Avenue renovation project seems to be coming along nicely. The summer travelers had some maneuvering to do in order to find their destination and local residents are still having to find new routes to get around.


    Since the renovation involves Grand Avenue from Tilden to National Avenue, I am wondering how the abyss at the corner of Lincoln and Grand Avenue is going to be resolved.  This ugly hole in the ground has been with us far too long.

  • Addressing bullying

    It’s good to see Las Vegas City school officials grappling with the problem of bullying. Not only are they taking the matter seriously, but they’re being open about how the problem exists, persists and must be addressed.


    Superintendent Richard Romero is right to make it a top priority. Bullying isn’t a “kids will be kids” issue; at best, it’s a form of harassment, at worst it’s, well, terrorism. In a few cases, it even results in someone’s death.

  • Work of Art: Try these movie titles

    Ah, the best-laid plans of mice and men ...            We wanted to provide an accurate list of movies you might enjoy seeing, but the poofreader took a few days off, and the typist got a bit careless. Nevertheless, let’s see how many movie titles you can ferret out of these descriptions.

  • Find common ground

    Last week, the Republicans won the House and gained much strength in the Senate. Rather than seeing this as the next partisan confrontation, President Obama should strive to find common ground with at least some in the GOP: