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Today's Opinions

  • Mil Gracias letter

    A couple of weeks ago Saturday morning, while at our home, my mother first fell off our porch, then, after a lengthy six-hour stay at the emergency room at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, was discharged, only to return 45 minutes later to the hospital by ambulance because of an unexpected and unrelated incident to the fall which was, then, followed by a one week stay there.

  • Letter: No thanks to effluent usage

    Piping effluent water up to the city’s reservoirs — the answer to our water problems here in Las Vegas. Is this what it has come to? Are there no other solutions? We will resort to drinking our own waste! Well, Councilman Andrew Feldman and Mr. Glenn Yocum are more than welcome to partake from that glass, but as for me and mine, no thank you!

  • Letter: Redistribution efforts a success

    President Ronald Reagan, Presidents Bush and the Republican Party have done a magnificent job of redistributing the wealth. Their work is still bearing fruit.

    The poor continue to get poorer. The rich continue to get richer.

    Henry L. Lujan

    Las Vegas

     

  • Mil Gracias letter

    We at Samaritan House Inc. are proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the 2010 grant award from The Catholic Foundation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe). A $5,000 award was received and will be used to assist with our Food Pantry Program.

    At the present time, we are servicing about 220 households during our monthly food distributions.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On Labor Day weekend I attended my class reunion from Immaculate Conception High School.

    I would like to thank those few who were able to attend, for the good time, short as it was. Especial gracias for organizers Artie and Irene Geoffrion, Myles Sweeney  and Mariano Pino. Also a special friend, Leland Abreu, and my companion, Frances Lucero.

    Gracias also to your own Art Trujillo for showing me, from an album, one of my sports stories what I wrote for the school paper.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN for ... ONE LESS CHOICE. Travis Regensberg was planning to offer voters another choice for District 70 state representative, but because of some confusion at the secretary of state’s office, his name won’t be on the ballot.

    That’s one less candidate on the Nov. 2 ballot and, unfortunately, one less choice for voters. But on the upside, voters still have a choice, as Democratic incumbent Richard Vigil faces Republican challenger Mel Root for the state House position.

  • Editorial: Ensure the intent

    Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz isn’t one to shy away from taking the initiative. Since entering office earlier this year, he’s taken the lead on a number of hot-potato issues, even when he’s had to ruffle a few feathers. Perhaps it’s because he’s not interested in a second term. Or maybe it’s because he doesn’t want politics to get in the way of community progress.

  • Work of Art: Abandon hope, all ye ...

    The entrance to hell bears the following admonition: “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.” That message, part of the 14th-century work, The Divine Comedy, by Dante, came to mind as I listened to a couple of famous people who should know better.

    Consider: The language of Shakespeare and Milton is being reduced to a few (very few) mono-syllables designed mainly to pique one’s interest in partyin’, eatin’, cruisin’, and meetin’.