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Today's Opinions

  • Mil Gracias

    From the David Romero family of Las Vegas:

    We want to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of the benefit spaghetti luncheon for Las Vegas City Councilman David Romero. It is great to see our community come together in support of a very important cause. 

    Everyone involved was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Your assistance means so much to us but even more to our uncle and his family. Thank you for all of us.

     

  • The myth of war

    By Don Hamilton, Ocate

    I am writing in response to Mr. Benito Duran’s letter regarding the proposed Cannon Air Force Base night flights over Northern New Mexico. I am certain that he believes these flights are necessary and that they will help keep us safe. However, I believe this perception is based upon a myth.

  • Scrutinize sites off campus

    Highlands University has been one of the leaders in setting up satellite campuses around the state. Currently, the school has seven off-campus sites — Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Raton, Española, Farmington and Santa Fe.


    Now, legislative leaders looking for ways to cut the state budget have questioned the need for state universities to have so many branches. That’s a reasonable line of inquiry.

  • Mora sheriff should step aside

    Last week, the state police arrested a Mora County Sheriff’s Department transport officer who was found passed out drunk in his government vehicle along Interstate 25. His blood-alcohol level was .30, more than three times the state’s presumed level of intoxication.


    The department’s leader is ostensibly Sheriff Roy Cordova. But he is no longer the full-time sheriff. He recently got a full-time sheriff’s deputy’s job in Valencia County. So he’s working only part of the time in Mora County.

  • Work of Art: Don’t try this at home

    How many times have you been admonished: “Don’t try this at home”?           


    We read the notice most often on television, when someone demonstrates some kind of skill that might prove dangerous if someone goes ahead and attempts it, without proper supervision.        

  • Taxpayers aren’t to blame

    I can’t understand why we the taxpayers on the east side have to pay 30 percent more for the oversight or mistake that others are responsible for. My feeling is that everyone who is at fault should be sued and make them pay for it.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news

    Thumbs down
    BACK TO THE TRADITIONAL TIME. We thought it was a good idea to move neighborhood trick-or-treating from Sunday to Saturday as other communities have done and, at first, Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz did too. But after a barrage of phone calls to City Hall protesting the decision, the mayor decided he’d better leave well enough alone.
    Go figure.
    Now, it’s back to Sunday trick-or-treating, though the Bridge Street merchants are still inviting trick-or-treaters to their businesses this afternoon.

  • Family Partnership remarks inaccurate

    In reading the article of the West Las Vegas board meeting, I became concerned with the way the Family Partnership is being tossed around. Moving these students is a good idea since the building is not sound and can be condemned.