Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 28, 2013

    The latest Kids Count survey has found that New Mexico, for the first time, has slipped to worst in the nation when it comes to child well-being. According to the survey, more than 30 percent of children in New Mexico were living in poverty in 2011 and nearly two-fifths had parents who lacked secure employment. The results of that report are sobering. Rather than pointing fingers at one another and trying to assign blame, we all need to roll up our sleeves and get to work on improving the situation for our kids. We owe them that much.

  • Former mayor speaks up for Ortiz

    Maybe Mayor Ortiz should feel honored just to be the subject of a recall. When I was mayor of Las Vegas, Lorenzo Flores and his gang ... stood up, just after I called a council meeting to order, and presented me with a rope with a nicely tied noose on the end of it. He asked me if I knew what it was for before I had the police escort him and his gang out of the meeting. I guess if I had a choice these days, I would take the recall over a hangin,’ but the hangin’ would be a lot less expensive than the recall.

    Steve Franken
    Las Vegas

  • Reconsider decision on RHS principal
  • Ulibarri cares for students
  • Ulibarri a great school leader
  • Ulibarri a woman of her word

    As a Robertson High School graduate of 2012, I am deeply saddened by the Las Vegas City Schools’ ...   decision to not rehire Ms. Darlene Ulibarri as Robertson High School’s principal for the academic year of 2013-2014. Throughout my four years of high school, the time spent under Ms. Ulibarri’s direction was the absolute best. As a member of several clubs and organizations as well as a Student Council officer, I had the privilege of working hand in hand with her.

  • Alcohol abuse is hurting state’s kids
  • Nuestra Historia: The rocky road to consolidation

    Forty-five years ago, the night of Feb. 27, 1968, East Las Vegas Mayor Ben Lingnau and West Las Vegas Mayor Fidel “Chief” Gonzales, symbolically buried the hatchet which had divided the twin cities for almost a century. Joined by a crowd of hundreds, the two mayors stood at the very center of the bridge which separated East from West, as they celebrated the successful referendum of that momentous day, merging Old Town and New Town, and establishing one unified Las Vegas.