Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 21, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Mountainside experiences

    By the time you read this, I should be in Arkansas visiting my parents and preparing for a trip into the Ozark Mountains, where about 50 of us McDonalds (along with other last names, thanks to various family extensions) will rent and take over a lodge for a massive holiday celebration.

  • Beautiful outcome, one and united

    This letter is written to the East/West Las Vegas school boards of education and to Gloria Lovato-Pacheco and Gary Gold. I wish to send “kudos” to both for coming up with consolidation for both school systems. “Bravo” to all of you who are seeking the coming together of our community for the good of all of our young people. This should have happened a long time ago.

  • Conflicts and complicity

    Letter from a lowly taxpayer who still hasn’t received his trash roll-away: Let’s see, Campos imposes Dodge on our little city.  Campos is monetarily involved with at least two hires of our city fathers (sic). Luna has a conflict with Luna’s utilities bill with the city. Campos’ Dodge gets rave reviews from at least two city councilors, even after the deaths of two city employees.

    Does anyone else here smell conflict of interest or complicity of any kind?

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT. Las Vegas City Council member Andrew Feldman is ready to hang it up. Fellow councilor Diane Moore is too. Neither will seek re-election next year, and Feldman, who announced last summer his intention to run for mayor, has decided not to run for that position either.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2011
  • Chicken Little’s fears unjustified

    Attending the veterans ceremony at veterans park, I was amazed at the precise landing of a Guard helicopter across the street. He landed within a few feet of parked cars and people attending. No one seemed scared and all was a rush of pride at seeing our nation’s best doing what they do best. I was also thinking the usual protesters were not there to shoo them away and tell us about all the dangers.

    Three city councilors were there and I hope they don’t consider this a break of the resolution about low-flying military aircraft or, worse yet, consider a new one.

  • An apology to Thomas Garcia

    I wish to retract a part of the letter I submitted entitled “Garcia snubs Mora band.” While Mr. Garcia did not rise with everyone else, he did quietly ask the young man where the ribbon should be displayed, and the young man informed him that it went in a certain display case, and that he would put it there, whereupon Mr. Garcia handed it back. This exchange was very quiet, and so not heard by most in the room.