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Today's Opinions

  • Can’t change cemetery’s name

    egarding the article that was published on May 7 regarding the Los Vigiles Cemetery and Church: Juan Antonio Fresques says that the Fresques Family built the church in Los Vigiles. That is a false comment.  There were other families in Los Vigiles in 1915, besides the Fresques. I was born in 1939, and raised in the village of Los Vigiles and the only Fresques living Los Vigiles was the Modesto Fresques Family.  

  • Mil Gracias - May 18, 2012

    If you haven’t noticed, there are seven new trees on Douglas Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. A very successful partnership between private parties and the City of Las Vegas has resulted in a successfully completed landscaping project.  

  • A ‘smell’ that won’t go away

    State District Judge Eugenio Mathis made an outstanding call last week when he ruled in favor of Rock Ulibarri in a case involving a pending election of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative. The judge was bold and decisive in his use of the law to right a wrong that otherwise would have usurped a democratic process.

    Unfortunately, however, the process is still at risk of being usurped, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 16, 2012
  • Work of Art - Election reaches new heights

    An article in the New Yorker once told of competition among purveyors of steaks along the tollways.

    My first experience with tollways — long before the Interstate network developed — was getting on the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma, which in those days, the ‘60s, was the only way to drive across the state in less than a week.

  • Slow down on the 4 days

    Moving to a four-day classroom schedule in the Las Vegas City School District is an easy sale to most students — they’d love to enjoy a three-day weekend. Moreover, we suspect that most teachers also like the idea, since it would give them a day for training, planning and collaborating.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 14, 2012
  • Editor's Note - School daze in May

    May is always a crazy month. The end of a school year can come at a dizzying speed for a lot of people.

    Now comes a big question about how best to shape the 2012-13 school year in the Las Vegas City Schools district.

    Of course I’m talking about East Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s proposal to move the district from a five-day-a-week classroom schedule to four days, with Fridays set aside for teachers to improve their skills and some miscellaneous student activities, including tutoring and various extracurricular activities.