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Today's Opinions

  • Editor's Note - Good educators and ideas

    Call me the hard sell. I don’t think East’s four-day school week is going to improve teaching methods or better prepare students for the larger world, and it’s going to take more than a spin doctoring to change my mind.

    Nevertheless, the four-day schedule is now in place, and I wish students, teachers and administrators the best in the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Mil Gracias - August 20, 2012

    The San Miguel County/City of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management would like to thank the planners and all the participants in the Transportation and Hazardous Material Response Exercise held Aug. 2.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - August 17, 2012

    THUMBS UP! CAUGHT. Two suspects who evaded law enforcement authorities in last week’s big drug bust have been captured. Ernestina Gallegos was caught Monday afternoon by U.S. Marshals, and Jose A. Herrera surrendered to the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Albuquerque on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
    They were among 25 people indicted on federal drug charges last week, following a 10-month investigation.

  • Nuestra Historia - The judgeship since 1965

    For more than a half century between statehood and Judge Luis Armijo’s passing in 1965, only three men occupied the district court bench in Las Vegas — Judge Armijo himself claiming 34 of those years. Ten judges have served in the half century since.

  • Editorial Cartoons - August 17, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - August 17, 2012
  • Try running a real business

    Very seldom and rare is the politician who has had to make payroll, pay utilities on his own office, or worry about his staff’s insurance, etc. Oh sure, they see that these things get done, but the building they work in is not their own — if a water leak develops, they just call maintenance.

    Our politicians have rarely held a job that didn’t draw their budget from the taxpayer.  Politicians rarely have to worry about their enterprise bringing in enough for the week’s or month’s payroll.

  • Untwisting concerns

    In my letter to the editor a few weeks ago, I disagreed that the size of a solitary confinement cell was “torture” as subjectively defined by Amnesty International (AI). I made no comment on the term of confinement. Yet, in Judy Bennett’s recent letter, she extrapolates and construes that I am “barbaric” and “(he) condones the violence that permeates our society.”