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Today's Opinions

  • Exiting the downturn

    It’s hard to be against big government in Las Vegas, since that’s our biggest business here. The state hospital is the single largest employer, while other federal, state, county or city jobs keep a lot of other workers away from the unemployment line. Meanwhile, three local colleges and two public school districts keep an enormous amount of money coming in, which boosts our economy in more ways than can be counted.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 11, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Another boomer failure?

    One of the greatest accomplishments of the baby boomers is not that we turned race and color into non-issues on the American landscape, but that we raised the generation that might just do it.

    Case in point: The election of Barack Obama, our first African-American president. He was elected with the overwhelming support of young voters — more so than he had with voters over age 50.

  • Sorry Ulibarri’s column ended

    With dismay I read that Rock Ulibarri’s column of July 1 would be his last. His and Jesus Lopez’ columns on the history of our town and area have been truly outstanding.

    I am almost a native New Mexican though I was absent for those turbulent ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. I spent them in other areas of equal turmoil, if sometimes for different reasons.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news`

    THUMBS UP! ANOTHER GREAT FIESTAS. Once again, friends and family, neighbors and visitors came for the greatest annual celebration Las Vegas has. This year’s 4th of July Fiestas was another great success.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 8, 2011
  • Dulcey Amargo: It’s not always easy

    Since March of this year, it has seemed a veritable slalom of zigzags placed in the path of Las Vegas City Schools as well as other school district employees.

    It was nice to see that Paul D. Henry Elementary was recognized for its success in student achievement in March. But before long, there was what educationalists designate as “disequilibration,” a term which generally denotes being out of balance.

  • Ideas to conserve even more water

    Ideas to further conserve water:

    • One can catch handwashing water from a cut used gallon water jug set in the sink.

    • Wash dishes by hand to collect rinse dish water (don't use garbage disposers).

    • Collect tub water using a gallon jug as a scoop.

    • Wash clothes by hand and use leftover water to flush the toilet, and or water plants outside or save for future use in a five gallon used clean paint jug.

    Susan Stone Salas
    Las Vegas