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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 13, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Still learning my history

    One of the first things I did when I came to Las Vegas was to read up on the area’s history. I boned up on the gloriously rowdy history of Las Vegas, from the conflicts that the Spaniards had with the local natives, to the assimilation of Jewish families who migrated in on the Santa Fe Trail, to the intrusion of those who came in on the railroad that landed about a mile east of the original settlement. I learned that this town has Spanish, Mexican, European and American roots that created both an embattled and a diverse people.

  • Stealing from the starving

    This phrase in a recent op-ed caught my attention: “The full, stealing from the plates of the starving, simply isn’t an American ideal.”

    But that’s the state of affairs here in the U.S. today. The full are stealing from the plates of the starving. Besides being absolutely repulsive, this theft is un-American.

  • Mil Gracias

    I would like to extend my gratitude to all who purchased a raffle or raffles to help offset medical expenses. As always this great community has stepped up to help a family in need.

    Winners of the raffle are as follows: first, Olivia Gonzales; second, Joelynn Gonzales; third, Virginia Gonzales; fourth, Jessica Ortiz; fifth, Ray Gurule Jr.; sixth, Matt Sandoval; seventh, Alejandro Lovato; eighth, Darlene Ulibarri; ninth, Thelma Varela; 10th, Diana Lucero; and 11th, Brenda Ramirez.

  • Tragic end to a life

    The shock and sorrow spread throughout my beloved Mora County like a tsunami this week. John Harrington, our dear friend and neighbor to many, was tragically killed while riding his bicycle on N.M. 105 on Monday.

    A service will be held for him at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Pendaries Community Center. John, 49, was bicycling westbound on the road two or three miles east of Pendaries at about 5:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Calvin Postoak — a Fort Worth, Texas, man who lives part-time in Pendaries — struck him.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! DISTURBING CHARGES. A Las Vegas couple was charged with child abuse after employees at the Red Lobster in Santa Fe called police concerned about the safety of a 5-month-old child they had with them. Steven G. Vigil, 32, and Linda M. Vigil, 29, were also charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle after authorities discovered the car they are driving had been reported stolen.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 10, 2011
  • Don’t roll back energy standards

    The Construction Industries Commission is proposing to roll back energy efficiency standards for new homes and commercial buildings that were adopted last year, before Republican Gov. Susana Martinez took office. The rollback proposal carries out the recommendation of Martinez’s Small Business-Friendly Task Force.