.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Litherlands true philanthropists


    I am writing to thank Ray and Joyce Litherland for their continued support of this city and surrounding communities. It seems as though not a week goes by without Community 1st Bank truly putting its “community” first. This year alone, Community 1st Bank has made numerous contributions to many different entities.  

  • Frenzied growth on the east side

    Between the decision to  make east Las Vegas the railroad’s regional headquarters, and the commerce flourishing on Railroad Avenue, New Town experienced instant and rapid growth immediately after the first train arrived.

  • Editorial Roundup

    (Aug. 3) The Telegraph, London, on the West's debt crisis and the military — The U.S. debt debacle may signal the end of the American century not only economically, but also militarily and diplomatically. A minor exchange hinted at the shape of things to come. On a visit to Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by troops if they would get paid if the U.S. defaulted. “I really don’t know the answer to the question,” came the reply.

  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.

  • Obama also to blame

    After a brief sigh of relief that an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions was averted, we turn our attention to the outcome. It looks bleak indeed.

  • Another Perspective: That was back in oh-two

    At what point will the term “turn of the century” refer to this century instead of last? To me the expression corresponds to the era when my dad, born in 1903, came around.

    But we’ve been into the 21st century for 11 years, and technically, the few years past ought to be the real turn of the century.

    In addition, for years I’ve heard people say things like, “Back in oh-2, when I was a kid ...” It’s usually an exaggeration, one I used in class a number of times.

  • Mil Gracias

    Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “One World, Many Stories,” has once again come to an end and was a complete success this year.  We would like to thank the following local businesses for their generosity:  The Bank of Las Vegas, who sponsored this year’s event, Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Charlie’s Spic & Span, El Rialto Restaurant and Abraham’s Tiendita, Fort Union National Monument, Holiday Inn, Lesperance Dairy Queen, Sonic Drive-In, Subway, Tome on the Range and Wendy’s.  

  • Water planning

    It was an information-packed meeting Wednesday, when city officials and consultants presented their preliminary study and recommendations for Las Vegas to tackle its water problems.

    The bottom line: It’s going to cost. A lot.

    No surprise there. Everyone should know by now that the city is too heavily dependent on the Gallinas River for its water supply,  that our reservoirs are badly in need of repair, and that our water lines are leaking like sieves. No one said it would be cheap to address any of these problems.