Today's Opinions

  • Wasted water is unacceptable

    Water, water everywhere and not a drop for the tax-paying citizens of Las Vegas.

    For the second summer in a row, we are not allowed to water our outside plants. Homeowners get to watch landscaping die and house values decrease.

    In the meantime, the city is losing 80 gallons of water a minute through just one of many leaks it is aware of.

    I could water my entire little patch of property for a year on just one day’s worth of that wasted water.

  • Water leak leaves reader speechless

    I just got home from Walmart. Behind me in line was a friend.

    She asked, “Have you seen this?” Pointing to the Las Vegas Optic headline: Line losing 80 gallons a minute.

    I said, “Well, yes, I did, I, ugh, I can’t… it’s just…. how? I can’t, I don’t understand…it’s….”

    She said, “I know… why doesn’t… can’t they… why don’t… I just….”

  • Where is letter writer getting information?

    The letter from J. Emilio Aragon re. Co-op election aroused my curiosity on a couple of points. 

    He states that members with multiple meters get multiple votes. I have three meters on my property, but they didn't give me more than one vote.  Where did he get that info so I can avail myself of the benefit in future elections? 

  • Sticking to rules matter of fairness

    The actions and decisions made regarding Darren Cordova, his band, and their involvement in the fiesta celebration were the correct decisions!

    As a Nuevo Mexicano with an appreciation for New Mexico music: the rancheras, cumbias, heart-felt ballads, polka instrumentals and the corridas are all unique to our heritage. I have been a fan and will continue to be a fan of the music by Darren Cordova y Calor.    

  • Nuestra Historia - Fiestas!

    Editor’s note: This column first appeared July 1, 2011.

    Since Las Vegas was founded in 1835, fiestas have been celebrated at the Old Town Plaza, but a Fourth of July celebration did not begin until 1882.

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 6, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - July 6, 2012
  • The lifeblood of U.S. startups

    In a rare moment of genuinely bipartisan lawmaking, the president recently signed the JOBS Act into law. Short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” JOBS will roll back some of the regulatory barriers that small and mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures face in their efforts to grow and go public.

    This is a great victory for the American start-up community. Now, policymakers need to turn their attention to the hurdles in the way of talent acquisition.