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Today's Opinions

  • Rescue seemed a miracle to me

    At the risk of sounding like a self-righteous individual, I must say the recent rescue of the 33 miners in Chile, certainly qualifies as a miracle for me.
    Kim Delgado
    Las Vegas
     

  • Buying our votes, 2010

    The governor’s race is the most obvious case in point. Tune in to local radio or Albuquerque television for very long and you’re sure to get an ample dose of creative negativity and bold-faced hypocrisy. You can catch one of Susana Martinez’s ads hammering home Diane Denish’s misuse of taxpayer funds, or a Denish ad that rails against Martinez’s dark and sinister out-of-state connections.

  • Work of Art: I really wanted to join brigade

    One of many things I regret as a youngster was ever trying to become a member of Sister’s Brigade. My compunction has had  to do with telling tales. And as we know, some can tell ‘em, some can’t.


    Let me explain:

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of Councilman David Romero and family, we would like to take the time to express our genuine appreciation to all family, friends and citizens of Las Vegas for all the wonderful thoughts and prayers and donations that everyone has given our family during this time.

  • Vote against higher taxes

    Election day is just around the corner and early voting has already started. I think back to when I was 10 years old and the local politicians would show up at great-grandmother’s house with sacks of flour and sugar. They claimed the state candidates would give them money to get people to the polls, and sugar and flour in those days were good incentives. However, once the people got to the polls, only the people themselves know which way they voted.

  • Mora sheriff is double-dipping

    Mora County Sheriff Roy Cordova is another example of what’s so wrong with government. A few weeks ago, he took a job as a sheriff’s deputy in Valencia County.


    By his own undersheriff’s account, Cordova is now working only 16 to 24 hours a week as sheriff. But, of course, Cordova, whose Mora salary is more than $40,000 a year, is collecting his full paycheck.


    Cordova is probably not happy with the fact that he lost the Democratic primary in June. Could he now be taking it out on the taxpayers of Mora County?

  • Not such a big tax cut

    In last week’s column, I reported that I enjoyed a sizable drop in my property taxes for my New Mexico Avenue house.


    And that’s true. But I wrote that this meant all west-side residents would get the same decrease. They won’t.


    As it turns out, most will enjoy a drop of 7.1 percent.


    I got a bigger tax cut because I sought the head-of-household exemption earlier this year, which cuts the home’s taxable value by $2,000.

  • Letter: Needing help with procedure

    I need help from the community. For the last 10 years, I have been dealing with several health issues. In 1998, I was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease. By August 2001, I was on dialysis. That same year, I enrolled at Highlands University to obtain my bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing. In those years while working on my degree, I was faced with several hospitalization and medical procedures that involved, at times, a week or more in the hospital. In May 2003, I graduated with my bachelor’s and started working on my master’s degree.