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Today's Opinions

  • Passing mistake on to taxpayers

    Us taxpayers are stuck with Fries Fiasco and/or Lopez’ labyrinth. They didn’t know the rust panels were part of the new building! Now, they want us to pay additional monies to Franken for a color change! Must be nice to think you can just play with taxpayers’ hard-earned salaries and taxes.

    Malfeasance or stupidity — just pass it on to the taxpayer.

    Watch this space — my office will be broken-into, again.

    J. Emilio Aragon
    Las Vegas
     

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 14, 2012

    In the course of a good friend having a short stay in the local hospital, I was reminded of what caring, dedicated nurses, doctors and CNAs we have here in Las Vegas. They embody the best of the helping spirit, and of Humanity for that matter.

    I don’t wish a hospital visit on anybody, but when it happens, I think locals will be reminded of what good people, full of heart, we have around here. I really deeply appreciate all those in the medical/nursing profession.

    Jim Terr
    Las Vegas

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 11, 2013

    THUMBS UP! TRYING AGAIN. There comes a point when you just can’t abandon a project, and we suppose that’s been the case with the Mora County Courthouse, which seems to be taking forever to complete, and at an enormous price tag. Commissioners are once again asking the Legislature for additional funds, but this time they’re also interested in securing a loan from the state Finance Authority to help with its completion. The borrowed money would be paid back with revenue from leasing part of the building to the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 11, 2013
  • Are human rights off the table?

    Having just celebrated our holidays of love, faith, and fellowship, we write to remind us all of men and women around the world who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened with violence because of their defense of human rights.

    As your neighbors who belong to Amnesty International, we write letters, send emails, and make telephone calls, urging remedy and prevention of human rights abuses.

  • A spiritual perspective

    To the San Miguel and Mora County Commissioners:

    I’ve been doing a lot of research on fracking and I’m alarmed at the dangers this will have on our environment, and our health. Reports from government agencies that have been studying the issue, and testimonials from people residing in communities back east and from communities in Colorado and Wyoming are horrific. Particularly frightening are the impacts on our water, air, livestock and human health.

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 11, 2012

    We at Alejandro Rivera Substance Abuse Program and Amistad y Resolana would like to thank you for supporting the first Sobriety Ball.  It was a great success and it would not have been possible without the help of the community.

  • Nuestra Historia - This column’s highlights of 2012

    Just before ending its first year in 2011, Nuestra Historia embarked on a titillating series called “Myth, Legend or Fact.”

    Among the fascinating topics covered in that series were “Lynch the Wind Mill,” “Will the Real Hermit Please Stand?” “La Gavilla de Silva,” “Starvation Peak,” and “Highlands’ Eyring Left in His Chair.”