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Today's Opinions

  • Joining groups may be right

    An organization is likely not in a good position when it has to put out a press release disputing rumors that it is defunct.


    But that is exactly what the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation had to do last week. The group insisted it is alive and well.

  • Fighting government secrecy

    Most people agree that taxpayers have every right to know how their money is being spent.


    But sometimes, the government tries to keep that information from the people.


    Last week, I spent much of a day trying to get the amount of the Las Vegas City Schools’ settlement with a former Robertson High School student who accused her former coach of having sex with her repeatedly.

  • Don't be hasty with search

    The City Schools needs a new superintendent, and we strongly advise it not do so in haste. Inasmuch as school board elections are within the next two months, the current board should refrain from acting.


    There is an excellent option available from the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators, where a retired superintendent can fill an interim position while the search for a well-qualified candidate is done.

  • Gurule-Giron right to ask questions

    Who is this Timothy Dodge to require that he censor questions presented by our elected officials? He must be reminded he works for the taxpayers of this community, and when an elected official requires questions of a staff member, he must be put in his place and reminded he does not run the city without guidance and consent of our elected council  members. Ms. (Tonita) Gurule-Giron has every right to demand answers to her concerns, especially in this era of secret hires — have you seen all the new hires at the city?

  • Mil Gracias

    I express my profound gratitude to the workers at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. I was at the ER recently and the service I received was super excellent.


    Special thanks to Dr. J. Carrellas, who is so courteous and patient, Jeff Ortiz, RN, who is outstanding in his service and treatment. During my wait he would come in and check on me. These people are real pros.

    John Maya
    Las Vegas

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the Las Vegas Letter Carriers, we would like to thank the community of Las Vegas. The nonperishable food items you donated amounted to the biggest food drive we have ever had. More than 7,000 pounds of food items were collected.


    Your donations filled the food banks of the Soup Kitchen, Samaritan House and Senior Citizens Center. Thanks again for your kind generosity.


    Charlotte Wootton
    Lora Latta
    Las Vegas Letter Carriers
     

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of West Las Vegas Schools, I would like to thank the following individuals for assisting our staff in installing a new scoreboard at our athletic field:


    Mr. Carlos Crespin and family (Crespin’s Paving & Concrete Co.) provided the equipment necessary for our employees to raise and install the new scoreboard; and Mr. Dennis Lucero and Mr. Dwayne Craig (Electric Horseman) provided time and electrical supplies and materials to connect the new scoreboard.

  • Mil Gracias

    We at Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank everyone who helped with our radiothon fundraiser in November.


    We would especially like to thank Joseph and Loretta Baca at KFUN/KLVF, who allowed us air time and space at the radio station to set up for the radiothon, and to Pat Leahan for allowing us time on her regular Saturday morning program. We’d also like to thank Charlie’s Bakery for allowing us to set up a booth in front of the café and for providing free donuts for all of our volunteers.