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Today's Opinions

  • Mil Gracias

    I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has helped me. It’s time to go to San Diego!

    Once again, the community of Las Vegas has come through. Once again, you have shown why the people of Las Vegas and surrounding areas can always be called on during a time of need. “Toda la jente” y “familia.”

    Thank you, Las Vegas, Mora and all those surrounding areas that have come together to help me. You have made me believe that people do care and will help when you are at your lowest. Thank you and God bless!

  • 3-mile setback is a protection

    The wind industry’s standard setback of 1500 feet is only based on the height and structure of the tower in case of “blade throw.”

    One turbine emits at its source about 97 decibels several hundred feet above the ground. This is as loud as a DC-9 aircraft. Multiply this by how many turbines are in a wind farm.

    The revised ordinance introduces this noise as a reason for its setback; that the normal outdoor background sound level of a proposed site be the starting point for determining the distance between one turbine and a home.

  • Ordinance will kill wind farms

    On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m., the San Miguel County commissioners will vote on an ordinance to govern wind farms in the county. As the ordinance now stands, it will essentially kill all wind farm development in the county.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    EXCLUSIVE AND SECRET. The Las Vegas Fiesta Council recently sent out a letter stating, among other things, that it hasn’t kept its finances a secret from either its members or the city of Las Vegas. But it added that no one has requested the documents.
    Despite its claim to openness, no one outside that exclusive group has apparently seen its detailed finances. There may be no problems at all with the council’s books, but the group’s secrecy has bred suspicion. The council has only itself to blame for that.

  • Is the misconduct institutionalized?

    Let’s review a couple of Optic news stories from Dec. 1.

    The first story is about the Las Vegas City Schools district paying a $375,000 civil settlement for its role in the case of a former Robertson High School teacher who allegedly preyed sexually on a student over a period of several years. The former teacher is still facing 15 criminal counts of sexual conduct with a minor. Given that the district threw money at the alleged victim before she had even filed a lawsuit, it is apparent that the district was desperate to limit its legal exposure in this case.

  • Archiving items from films

    The Las Vegas Film Commission is in the process of archiving Las Vegas film and theater arts photos, posters, programs, news articles, etc. Film has been a part of Las Vegas for more than 100 years and we want to make sure that we showcase and archive our rich history for future generations.  

  • An angel for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a day to thank the good Lord for all and everything that he provides for all of us. But it is also a day to thank people like Helen Rivera owner of the Sombrero Restaurant for the kindness and generosity that she extends to everyone and anyone who comes through the door on that special day — people looking to spend a day of thanks with people who are looking for the same thing.  

  • Mil Gracias

    Once again Las Vegas has shown its amazing generosity.  CROP Hunger Walk Las Vegas 2010 collected $11,438.49, a record for our Walk!