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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art - Watching with a nude eye

    Two medieval beings chatted about the science of astronomy in the late 15th century.

    One marvelled, “The Renaissance is just barely beginning, and soon we’re supposed to become great painters, poets, scientists and philosophers, and already, scientists know the names of most of the planets. Without having traveled into outer space, how could anyone know these things?”

  • The right decision

    We feel for Ashley Salazar — $30,000 is a lot to pay for a mistake — but that doesn’t change the fact that her manufactured home needs to be moved. It’s only fair to the neighbors who object to the home’s placement on her property at 807 Erb Place, and it wouldn’t be right to punish the neighbors for someone else’s bad judgment.

  • Editor's Note - The parent-teacher disconnect

    As a parent, I sometimes find it’s been easy to be supportive of my children’s public school education. Other times, not so easy.

    The difference lies in the teacher. I have a great affinity and want nothing more than to support the good ones, but my patience has been tested with the bad ones. And, yes, I’ve had to deal with both.

  • Keep schedules the way they are

    We are writing this letter to state some concerns with the four-day change that Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez has proposed.

    First off, we would like to say it is an exciting idea to cut back days for more instruction time, but at the same time, it has a major effect and impact on students and parents who can’t cope with this schedule change.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - May 18, 2012

    THUMBS UP! ACCREDITED AGAIN. In the world of colleges and universities, accreditation is always a big deal. And in a town such as Las Vegas, where educational institutions are among the largest employers, an accreditation for the university that trains most local teachers is an even bigger deal. So, needless to say, the Highlands University School of Education’s re-accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is a real cause for celebration.

  • Editorial Cartoons - May 18, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - May 18, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Gov. Ezequiel C de Baca’s last days

    It was a Sunday morning on Feb. 18, 1917. Surrounded by his family, Ezequiel C de Baca died peacefully at age 52, after 49 valiant days as New Mexico’s second governor.

    C de Baca had not sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 1916.

    He genuinely resisted attempts to draft him, protesting that he did not have the funds to wage a campaign. As well, he was feeling in persistent poor health, due to some unexplained ailment.