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Today's Opinions

  • Bill would help ensure access

    I’ve spoken out many times about the problem of losing access to our public lands on Whites Peak. But in fact New Mexico hunters have been losing access to public lands all over the state for years, simply because there was only one road to a particular piece of land and suddenly the landowner put up a gate.

  • More qualified to kiss the pig

    It was Rosie Lopez who asked me, in 2011, to be part of the Kiss the Pig fundraiser for the Samaritan House. She thinks I’m a great fundraiser so I agreed to be a candidate, but I told her I actually would want to kiss that pig.

  • The comforts of solitary confinement

    Last week Carole Pearson wrote about Amnesty International’s concern regarding the size and thus comfort level of solitary confinement cells in prisons.

    Also last week a man walked into an Aurora, Colo. theater, murdered a dozen, and injured scores more.

    If one applies AI’s concern to James Holmes, our most recent mass murderer, I wonder if they’ll be requesting a larger cell for Mr. Holmes to ensure he is justifiably comfortable? I suspect they’ll wait awhile until other news overrides his murder spree and then ask for some compassion for Mr. Holmes.

  • Smoke may be cause of health problems

    I read the letter by Lorenzo Flores (“‘Disindependence’ for Las Vegas,” published July 20) and found myself agreeing with most of his points, although not about the Fiesta Queen. However, one sentence caught my attention.

  • Mil Gracias - July 27, 2012

    On behalf of The La Plaza Little League Girls 10 and 11 year-old Softball Team, I would like to recognize local businesses and individuals that helped us on our trek to the district and state tournament.

    As many of you may already know, our team made the state championship game.

  • Raising the rates

    It may have been another one of those 3-2 votes, but the Las Vegas City Council did the right thing at its meeting last week. The council, with the mayor as tie-breaker, voted to publish two ordinances that will set the stage for water and sewer increases possibly as early as next month. As we’ve said previously in this editorial space, the increases may be painful but they’re necessary to move the city toward long-term solutions to its water needs.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 25, 2012
  • Work of Art - Joys of ocean cruises

    THE NORTH ATLANTIC — On one of our across-the-Atlantic flights to visit our son Stan, his wife and children, we noticed several passengers who had positioned themselves in the middle seat of the middle row. My wife and I had been content with our seat assignment, a window seat and the one next to it.