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Today's Opinions

  • An open letter to Congress

    Honorable Members of the Congress of the United States of America: As a citizen who is concerned about how Congress is making decisions, I have serious questions as to whether you are adhering to your oath of office.

  • Benefits being taxed unfairly

    For the past 17 years, I have been writing to our congressional delegation and various others about the unfair taxing of Social Security benefits for married couples as opposed to single taxpayers.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Arts Council thanks the attendees, vendors, and entertainers who made the 33rd annual People’s Faire such a great success.

    Las Vegas Arts Council’s mission is to promote, encourage, advise, and coordinate the cultural arts in Las Vegas and surrounding communities. We believe that People’s Faire provides a wonderful opportunity for local artists, artisans, and performers and provides a great place to enjoy the cultural arts that our community offers.

  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma, the R.R.’s luxury resort

    Having established its new rail town east of the Gallinas in 1879, the AT&SF quickly embarked on the second reason it chose to make Las Vegas its regional headquarters. The railroad intended to develop the hot springs north of town as a premier resort for the rich and famous who were by then anxiously traveling by rail to the alluring west.

    But first, a brief history of the hot springs area before the railroad arrived.

  • Doomsday planning

    It’s not a pleasant scenario — Las Vegas water reserves drop so low that drastic emergency measures are imposed — but it needs to be considered. That’s why the City Council is right to be taking a hard look at the water restrictions necessary under such dire circumstances.

    Moreover, we commend the council for its decision to offer up the entire plan, well in advance of such a nightmare scenario, for public input. Now is the time to wrestle with it — before a severe water shortage confronts the community head-on.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 24, 2011
  • Work of Art: Let’s hope hugs don’t vanish

    We’re not discussing “tacky” here, just the warm, beneficial, feel-good, even therapeutic effects of what we’ve been doing since the dawn of time: hugging.

    It’s something I grew into after several decades, but now, as an admittedly and increasingly emotional senior citizen, I’ve become much more of a hugger. A nasty old man? Never, just a hugger.

  • Hungry bears pose danger

    Perhaps the editorial cartoon on the right is indicative of the differences between city life in the eastern reaches of the U.S. and country life out here in the West. For New Mexicans, a bear is a bear, but back East, it’s nothing but a slumping market.

    No wonder our salsas are so different.