Today's Opinions

  • Living the ‘change’ today

    The Oct. 14 letters to the editor were entertaining. One person believes 9/11 was an “inside job” (just as there are those who think we didn’t land on the moon and the Holocaust never happened?), one apparently fails to consider she has a choice whether to drive a car in the first place (unlike the requirements of “Obamacare”) and another appears to prefer today’s economic times to those of the Reagan era.

    Just goes to show you, whether people are viewing a piece of art or writing, it is through the prism of what they want to see.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! RECYCLING PROGRESS. The city of Las Vegas is about to play host to two collection points for the countywide recycling program. One will be at the corner of Hot Springs Boulevard and Mills Avenue; the other at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand Ave. The sites will be fenced and city officials are determined to keep the area clean.

  • Nuestra Historia - Starvation Peak; Pablita’s conclusion

    An old and intriguing legend is that Spanish settlers, pursued by hostile Native Americans, took refuge and starved atop El Cerrito de Bernal, a small butte rising 7,031 feet, about 12  miles southwest of Las Vegas. As a result, since anyone can remember, the small mesa has been called Starvation Peak.  (Cerrito means small mountain, and the first written reference to El Cerrito de Bernal was in  1794,  in the description of the San Miguel del Bado land grant, which designates the butte as the grant’s northeastern boundary.)

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2011
  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2011
  • Another Perspective: Back to my hometown

    Editor’s note: This article was originally published on www.YourLifeIsATrip.com, a group blog featuring experiential storytelling and first-person travel narratives.

    I had lived in Santa Fe for 23 years before it occurred to me to offer to move back to Las Vegas, where I was raised, to help out my mom.

  • Cannon seeks to find its place

    At the recent public forum community members voiced their objections to the proposed low-altitude tactical navigation flights to be conducted out of Cannon Air Force Base in our area. There were well-founded concerns about the environmental and socio-economic impact such flights would have.

  • A detailed assessment from Air Force crucial

    I am a resident of Miami, N.M.; because of work obligations I have not been able to attend nearby community meetings scheduled for Las Vegas, Raton or Clayton.

    It is crucial that a detailed Environmental Impact Study be made regarding the Air Force’s proposal; the cursory draft Environmental Assessment of “No Significant Impact” is insufficient to address vital concerns that many in our region share regarding the proposed flights.