Today's Opinions

  • What’s owed

    San Miguel County officials are preparing another batch of liens against property owners who have run up thousands of dollars in unpaid trash collection bills. Last week, the finance department gave commissioners a list of 207 property owners who owe between $1,199 and $1,742 on accounts going back to mid-2003. Altogether, we’re told, the tab totals about $300,000.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 17, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Protests and movements

    Late last week, as soon as I read that more “Occupy” protests were being organized in New Mexico, including one each in Taos and Santa Fe, I immediately wondered why one has yet to take place here in Las Vegas.

    After all, we’re about as left-wing a town as you’ll find in this state, so why are protests being staged elsewhere but not here?

  • GOP will regret class war

    Now that the Republicans have alerted the populace that there is a class war in the USA, protests are springing up all over the country. Twenty percent of all American children lives in poverty. This is not fair. Americans are protesting against greed. Republicans will regret this class war.

    The military-industrial complex is outnumbered by the rest of us. The Republican leadership continues to defend the rich.

    The protesters want to clean the environment, help small business owners, the working class, the old, the sick and the poor.

  • Fracking column highlighted greed

    Thank you for the poignant and very pertinent article (Oct. 3) regarding the effects of fracking. This is just one more example of corporate greed and disregard for the environment and health.

    Until we hold corporations accountable and prevent them from doing anything they want to do for profit, we are doomed. Until we all are more self-governing in doing what is right in a seventh-generation model, we need government regulation to protect us and the planet. I applaud any government official who is willing to stand strong against corporate greed.

  • Asked the right questions

    The questions that Tom McDonald asked at the end of his piece “A Look At Fracking” (Oct. 3) are the pertinent questions on this issue.  Thanks for asking them.

    Leslie Hammel-Turk
    Las Vegas

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! GOOD BENEFITS. Two noteworthy fundraisers are this week, and we hope the turnout for each is at least at strong as in previous years.

    First, there’s the fifth annual benefit dinner, dance and auction for Ride To Pride, with proceeds going to help the program continue its work to help “kids be kids.” That starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Night Owl.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 14, 2011