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Today's Opinions

  • Impressed with special sections

    I am the owner of Unikat Fine Jewelry here in Las Vegas (and vice president of the Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance). I wanted to mention that I was very impressed with the outcome of the Summer Destinations and now also the Tradiciones.

    I have had many positive comments by customers who read my article and ad in both supplements and attracted new customers to my business; one person even came off the highway after reading the article on my business to stop by and see my store and our town.

  • A divisive chamber

    The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has become a divisive organization. And since its name, the Chamber of Commerce, is widely recognized as a contact point for people who live elsewhere but seek to do business in Las Vegas, we fear more harm than good comes from its standing in the community.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 21, 2011
  • Work of Art: Overwhelmed by ‘stuff’

    Like many people, we Trujillos have problems with “stuff.” Problems not as in “We can’t get enough stuff,” but as in, “We have simply too much stuff.”
    Let me explain:

    A trip to Samaritan House or Salvation Army is supposed to put our household on a diet: The intention is to take clean, usable stuff to either repository in order to 1) help someone else out, 2) help keep a few people employed and 2) help clear out our own place.

  • A plan for Ojitos Frios

    It’s an unfortunate reality that water wells in the Ojitos Frios subdivision south of Las Vegas have been drying up for some time now. Years ago, residents said it was due to the city’s draw from Taylor Wells, and there’s still plenty of evidence to support that contention. But the city needs the water — it’s about 10 percent of its supply these days — and the rural property owners just north of Romeroville are the ones who must suffer.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 19, 2011
  • Editor's Note: January 10th

    Here’s the latest on who’s running for mayor, or thinking about it, or denying any plans to do so.

    Andrew Feldman’s decision not to run opened up the race. Feldman, a no-nonsense council member for the past four years, had some passionate supporters, many of whom are still asking him to reconsider and jump back into the race. But he says that’s not going to happen. As for who he’ll back, he says, “We’ll see come Jan. 11.”

  • Officials’ help has been strong

    Your Dec. 14 article about Ojitos Frios still struggling was a good summary of our neighborhood water issues. El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association’s progress dealing with our daunting problems has been gratifying. It shows what neighbors working together can do.

    That progress would not have been so far reaching without help from public officials, civil servants and others. I would like, as an Ojitos Frios Ranches resident, to point that out.