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Today's Opinions

  • Mil Gracias

    Once again Las Vegas has shown its amazing generosity.  CROP Hunger Walk Las Vegas 2010 collected $11,438.49, a record for our Walk! 

  • Sick of bad behavior

    What we’re about to write may rub some people the wrong way. They may say we’re being judgmental. But we believe it’s time someone said it.


    As the Las Vegas City Schools board grapples with the question of whom to hire as its next district superintendent, now that Richard Romero has stepped aside amid cloudy conditions, we hope morality will be considered. Yes, morality.

  • How did we survive childhood?

    By Art Trujillo

    Martha Johnsen’s morning program on local radio often has quite interesting topics. One morning she discussed childhood games of the past. She invited KFUN listeners to phone in to provide input on what used to occupy them in their youth.


    Johnsen re-called that girls used to play jacks, boys marbles. People called in with accounts of having played Red Rover, Tag, Hide-and-Seek, Hopscotch (without Scotch), and Jump Rope.

  • Joining groups may be right

    An organization is likely not in a good position when it has to put out a press release disputing rumors that it is defunct.


    But that is exactly what the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation had to do last week. The group insisted it is alive and well.

  • Fighting government secrecy

    Most people agree that taxpayers have every right to know how their money is being spent.


    But sometimes, the government tries to keep that information from the people.


    Last week, I spent much of a day trying to get the amount of the Las Vegas City Schools’ settlement with a former Robertson High School student who accused her former coach of having sex with her repeatedly.

  • Don't be hasty with search

    The City Schools needs a new superintendent, and we strongly advise it not do so in haste. Inasmuch as school board elections are within the next two months, the current board should refrain from acting.


    There is an excellent option available from the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators, where a retired superintendent can fill an interim position while the search for a well-qualified candidate is done.

  • Gurule-Giron right to ask questions

    Who is this Timothy Dodge to require that he censor questions presented by our elected officials? He must be reminded he works for the taxpayers of this community, and when an elected official requires questions of a staff member, he must be put in his place and reminded he does not run the city without guidance and consent of our elected council  members. Ms. (Tonita) Gurule-Giron has every right to demand answers to her concerns, especially in this era of secret hires — have you seen all the new hires at the city?

  • Mil Gracias

    I express my profound gratitude to the workers at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. I was at the ER recently and the service I received was super excellent.


    Special thanks to Dr. J. Carrellas, who is so courteous and patient, Jeff Ortiz, RN, who is outstanding in his service and treatment. During my wait he would come in and check on me. These people are real pros.

    John Maya
    Las Vegas