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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - Gov. Ezequiel C de Baca of Las Vegas

    Our Centennial series would be incomplete if we did not recount the life of Ezequiel C de Baca, New Mexico’s second governor and first lieutenant governor — and one of the great sons of Las Vegas.

    In 1916, from his modest home in Old Town, C de Baca waged his successful campaign to become New Mexico’s second governor. Tragically, he would die on the 49th day of his governorship — administering the affairs of state from his hospital bed in Santa Fe.

  • Editorial cartoon like trash talk

    Regarding the editorial cartoon published on Friday, April 20 ... (it) shows an uneducated, biased opinion about Republicans and conservatives. Those kinds of cartoons, which obviously you select, are offensive to me and those people I know who are Republicans.

  • God-loving folks take offense

    A very divisive political cartoon on April 20 is the assault on the right by lies and distortions.

    Who on the right has ever said:  No Mexicans? End welfare? War on women? All Muslims terrorize? Hooded blacks scare us?

    These are the mantras of the far left to deflect from unconstitutional takeovers by the far left.

    As for gay marriage, just get big government out of our private lives! And, “Obama a Muslim”? His speech, acts, friends and name change at age 19 indicate as much.

  • Find a better way to treat our dogs

    I have been reading letters to the editor, pro and con, concerning the dog-tethering ordinance passed by the Las Vegas City Council. I also googled everything I could find on this subject and think I understand both sides of the issue.

    It seems to me that those opposed to the non-tethering ordinance mostly object on a financial basis. Trust me, I get it. I cannot have a Mercedes for the exact same reason. Those against tethering dogs believe it is cruel and dangerous for the dog.

  • Read and follow school policy

    Why is Principal (Steve) Sandoval being made the  scapegoat for doing a job that he has been hired to do? Most people agree discipline should start at home; unfortunately these days there are  individuals being sent into our public schools who lack the discipline and are interfering on the rights of our children who go to school to get an education in a safe and drug free environment.  

  • Standing up for a good principal

    Regarding the alleged bullying incidents occurring at West Las Vegas Middle School, I have had many encounters with Mr. Steve Sandoval over the years as a friend, as a parent of a West Las Vegas Middle School student, and as a member of our educational community. Mr. Sandoval has always treated me, and those that I have observed him with, with kindness and fairness.

  • Time to put an end to dog tethering

    It’s the 21st century, and as a nation we have stopped doing many things that were considered OK in days gone by. We no longer force small children to work in sweat shops, or forbid women to vote, or make African Americans sit in the back of the bus.

    It’s the 21st century, and it’s time for Las Vegas to join the rest of America in doing away with the cruel practice of tethering dogs.

  • Husband’s firing was unjustified

    I wanted to write this letter of utter disbelief to inform the community of a  horrible injustice happening in Las Vegas.

    Many of you know my husband “Officer Cruz.” He’s been a police officer for over 20 years. Recently, he was working at the New Mexico Highlands University Police Department under Chief Donato Sena.