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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2012
  • Work of Art - And the list goes on

    An entry in Facebook caught my attention only yesterday. One of the “friends” (members) on the social network listed words that ought to be avoided in academic writing: “interesting,” “basically,” “got,” “firstly, secondly . . .” and “etc.”

    But before we parse away, let’s explain the idea of social networks like Facebook, where “friend” has become a verb, as in “I’d like to friend you, my dear.”

  • A call for decorum

    Last week’s Las Vegas City Council meeting ended with criticism from councilors Vince Howell and Tonita Gurule-Giron that city officials had been disrespectful to members of the public and that they had created a hostile environment.

    The two city councilors didn’t elaborate, but they were likely referring to the behavior of City Attorney Dave Romero and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz who, at several points during the council meeting, seemed to lose their cool and lash out at speakers and members of the audience.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 24, 2012
  • Editor's Note - What did I miss?

    For anyone who pays attention to my whereabouts or reads this column regularly, you may know that I left town recently to attend a memorial service for my father, who died Sept. 6 at age 86.

    It was a good trip. The service was a true celebration of a wonderful life well lived, and I was able to spend some quality time with my mother, who  maintains her warm and bright outlook on life. Plus, I saw more family than I could count and left feeling blessed to have such a big and boisterous clan to which to return during times of loss.

  • Fracking consumes water, much more

    I have been following the arguments in the newspaper about the possibility of hydraulic fracturing in San Miguel County. Having recently moved here from an area of Texas where there is fracking aplenty, I thought I would share what I know first-hand about the effects of fracking and all that comes with it.

  • In this free society of ours

    What a sad situation for the woman who had free roaming dogs attack her dog, she could have gotten mauled herself but was brave enough to do whatever she could do to save her dog.  

    The law-abiding citizens have their pets vaccinated, licensed, kept in their yards and walked on leashes. What a shame that in this free society of ours these law-abiding people are fast becoming the prisoners, unable to walk their pets, while some dogs roam free with no one to take  responsibility for them.  

    Kim Delgado
    Las Vegas

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 21, 2012

    THUMBS UP! Three decades of service. The United World College is celebrating 30 years of bringing the best and the brightest students to the campus. The college — the only such school in the United States — was founded by wealthy entrepreneur Armand Hammer in 1982 and counts Prince Charles among its distinguished patrons and visitors.