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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma, the R.R.’s luxury resort

    Having established its new rail town east of the Gallinas in 1879, the AT&SF quickly embarked on the second reason it chose to make Las Vegas its regional headquarters. The railroad intended to develop the hot springs north of town as a premier resort for the rich and famous who were by then anxiously traveling by rail to the alluring west.

    But first, a brief history of the hot springs area before the railroad arrived.

  • Doomsday planning

    It’s not a pleasant scenario — Las Vegas water reserves drop so low that drastic emergency measures are imposed — but it needs to be considered. That’s why the City Council is right to be taking a hard look at the water restrictions necessary under such dire circumstances.

    Moreover, we commend the council for its decision to offer up the entire plan, well in advance of such a nightmare scenario, for public input. Now is the time to wrestle with it — before a severe water shortage confronts the community head-on.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 24, 2011
  • Work of Art: Let’s hope hugs don’t vanish

    We’re not discussing “tacky” here, just the warm, beneficial, feel-good, even therapeutic effects of what we’ve been doing since the dawn of time: hugging.

    It’s something I grew into after several decades, but now, as an admittedly and increasingly emotional senior citizen, I’ve become much more of a hugger. A nasty old man? Never, just a hugger.

  • Hungry bears pose danger

    Perhaps the editorial cartoon on the right is indicative of the differences between city life in the eastern reaches of the U.S. and country life out here in the West. For New Mexicans, a bear is a bear, but back East, it’s nothing but a slumping market.

    No wonder our salsas are so different.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 22, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: The Roosevelt Republicans

    David Cargo, the former Republican governor, was honored last week in the state Roundhouse with the unveiling of a bronze bust in his likeness. The crowd that gathered for the ceremony included Gov. Susana Martinez, out of respect for one of her predecessors, and a host of friends and relatives out of loyalty to this man and the mark he made on New Mexico.

    Interestingly, Cargo observed that there were probably more Democrats in the audience than Republicans, which illustrates a sad reality to politics today.

  • Let’s get this story straight

    Reading and seeing your article on Monday, Aug. 8, brought a smile to my face — to see a couple of state champs from the West side.

    I, as well, am a state champion from West Las Vegas, Class of 1978, who got the winning hit to bring the State Title to WLV.

    I had no idea that we had back-to-back titles. I praise the class of 1979, if that ever happened. Maybe your reporter was just reporting not investigating.