Today's Opinions

  • Dulcey Amargo - Let the games begin

    We’ve got so many phrases that refer to games and our human penchant for competition, but the Greeks, in the sixth century, started something that has become much bigger than they ever imagined.

    I’m referring to our modern-day phenomenon, online games.  Curious, I did an online search of the term, which revealed that more than 500,000 apps are available for online gamers. These games are a far cry from the boxing, running, wrestling, equestrian, etc., games that the Greeks offered in their heyday.

  • Nuestra Historia - ‘Who is on trial?’

    District Attorney Luis Armijo’s role quickly receded at Carl Magee’s trial in June 1923, and the young Armijo limited his participation to jury selection.
    Once a jury was seated, the special prosecutors took over, with former attorney general O.O. Askren taking the lead.

  • Economic piñatas

    I was out of state recently, and met someone who said he hadn’t been to Las Vegas for many years, and exclaimed things must have really changed. I responded no, not really, maybe around the edges, as the population is the same as it was 60 years ago.

    When you really get down to it, folks in San Miguel and Mora counties do not want much change. Why, because when real opportunities present themselves for economic development, and the inherent change that comes with it, we always find a way to say no!  Some examples:

  • City needs to act on Dark Sky Ordinance

    Las Vegas has a dreadful problem which requires mostly just energy and willingness to resolve.  

    It’s our wasteful outdoor lighting infrastructure and practice which results in loss of the night sky experience, an unattractive townscape, quite an enormous electricity loss, unwanted light trespass and glare, and a generally unhealthy  environment. With no loss of security or utility, and with financial benefit from Day 1, we can start the process of fixing this.  

  • ‘Right decision’ for whom?

    (Regarding the June 20 editorial) So now you’ve gone and placed yourself as the final arbiter. You opine without having all the facts — you did not see the findings which our elected representatives were looking at in the case of Ashley Salazar’s “variance,” or if you did peruse the documents, you did not say so.

  • Mil Gracias - June 29, 2012

    Thank you to all those in our community who supported, donated items to and attended the rummage sale fundraiser on June 2 on Jackson Street for PROTECT San Miguel County (People Respecting Our Tierra, Environment, and Cultura Together).

    We are up against one of the wealthiest, most powerful, and most polluting industries on the planet — the oil and gas industry. Thank you to all who are working so hard to keep our region protected. Let’s stay united.

    Bobbie Ehrlich
    Antoinette Fox
    Carole Silon
    Las Vegas

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 27, 2012
  • Score one for opportunity

    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
    — Title IX of the Education Amendments Act,
    signed into law on June 23, 1972