Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - La Gavilla de Silva

    Vicente Silva came to  Las Vegas in 1875 from Bernalillo, in Sandoval County. He soon opened, on the south plaza, a saloon and gambling house known as the Imperial Saloon. Silva’s wife Telésfora and her brother Gabriel Sandoval helped run the raucous saloon, which was open round-the-clock.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 21, 2011
  • An analysis of recent letters

    I want to thank Kim Reed-Deemer (letters published Sept. 26 and Oct. 14) and Bob Pearson (Oct. 14 letter) for their well-informed responses to letters by Annette Franklin and Janet Schwandt. I also appreciate Ms. Franklin (letters Sept. 19 and Oct. 10) and Ms. Schwandt (Oct. 3 letter) for expressing their views and encouraging a broader discussion of important issues.

  • Fly on, Air Force, for safety, freedom

    According to Tom McDonald’s (Oct. 14 column), local “lefties” are too busy protesting low-flying aircraft to organize an Occupy Las Vegas event.

    I think the present economic and political climate is much more dangerous than the few military jets that might grace our skies.

    Yes, I said “grace.” I am about as much a screaming liberal as can be found, but I have a different way of looking at Air Force planes.

  • Antiquities Act under attack

    For more than 100 years, the Antiquities Act has proven to be a uniquely important tool for U.S. presidents to protect and conserve vital natural, archaeological and cultural treasures in America and New Mexico. Signed into law by Republican President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used wisely by both political parties to proclaim National Monuments that define and inspire the people of America.

  • ‘Special session’ a waste of money

    Gov. Martinez learned how to govern at our expense. The “special session” cost us taxpayers tax revenues we could have better used for schooling, teacher pay, etc. Why we get saddled with “special sessions” every legislative period is beyond me- — just how many laws and restrictions do we need anyway? Yet, we keep allowing our fearless “leaders” to convince us we “need special sessions” only to pay the attorneys to do our elected officials’ jobs.

  • Mil Gracias

    A group of visitors from Colorado Springs attended the third annual Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival and gave Casa de Cultura a mil gracias of their own, reiterating what we citizens already know “This is quite a historic town and a super event.”

    Casa wants to thank them as well as visitors from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Springer, Raton, Mora and other communities of El Norte.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the Las Vegas FFA Chapter, we would like to greatly thank the Bank of Las Vegas for their help in reimbursing the $500 that was stolen from the chapter a few weeks ago.  

    The Bank of Las Vegas has always been one of our biggest supporters, whether they are buying animals at the fair or just donating us some extra funds for us to go on our competition trips. They always support us in whatever we do. We are lucky to have a bank in our community that cares so much about our FFA program at Robertson High School.