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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 8, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz and the three amigos

    When Felix Martinez acquired La Voz del Pueblo and moved it from Santa Fe to Las Vegas in 1890, he also brought with him its Santa Fe editor and former owner, Enrique H. Salazar, who helped Martinez get the newspaper off the ground in Las Vegas.

    Salazar also penned many of the fiery editorials which first appeared here in La Voz, but he and Martinez soon parted ways, and Salazar would establish another Las Vegas newspaper, El Independiente, which later fell into the hands of political boss Secundino Romero, as will be related in a subsequent column.

  • Money won’t make safe environment

    (An open letter to the San Miguel County Commission:)

    In regard to oil and gas drilling in San Miguel County, I wish to commend you for the fact that you (or previous commissioners) wisely initiated a moratorium on this issue. This action has resulted in numerous public meetings to give everyone the opportunity to express concerns and opinions.

  • ‘We the people’ paying the price

    (Another open letter to county commissioners:)

    Thank you for your effort to listen to so many of the people of San Miguel County regarding the issue of drilling for oil and gas resources in this land.

    When Mr. (Nicolas) Leger requested that comments be directed to the commissioners, and be technically oriented, I chose to withhold comment. Yet, these remarks want to be said, so, I choose to present them in public through this venue.

    Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission:

  • ‘Socialized to think a certain way’

    Concerning the Senior Profile of Betty Quick (this letter writer), printed on Jan. 21. 2013:
    ... Lupita (Gonzales) quoted me accurately; however, in an otherwise nice senior profile, she combined two births into one birth, thereby distorting the events into one unrecognizable one.

  • Why was Mr. Einer’s petition denied?

    I just read the informative (Feb. 1) article “Activist sues county clerk”, by Martin Salazar and my first response was, What? How is it possible that the county clerk could stop a petition from moving forward? It is my understanding that she is in the position to review a petition for content and form and nothing more. So, how could Rivera have denied Mr. (Lee) Einer’s petition in the first place? What right did Rivera have to deny him, and by what authority?

  • Licenses for all: sensible, sane, ethical

    On Tuesday, Jan. 15, in her State of the State address, Gov. Martinez announced that repealing drivers’ licenses for the undocumented will again be a legislative priority for her.

    The defeat in the Legislature of previous  attempts to deny drivers’ licenses to the undocumented makes one wonder if the resurrection of this issue is nothing more than political grandstanding.

  • Mil Gracias - Feb. 8, 2012

    The Greater Las Vegas Lions Club extends its heartfelt thanks to everyone in the community for purchases and facilitating our annual Holiday Pecan Sale. This is our major funding source for providing assistance to those needing financial help in securing an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Once again, we will be able to continue our work because of your generosity.