Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN’. Colorado experienced its largest earthquake in 38 years just before midnight on Monday, when a magnitude 5.3 quake hit just south of Trinidad and north of the New Mexico line. Residents of northern New Mexico felt it as well — as far south as Springer, we hear.
    Meanwhile, the East Coast, while bracing for a hurricane, was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. Not since Barack Obama’s election has D.C. been so shaken up.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Aug. 26, 2011
  • Editorial Cartoons - Aug. 26, 2011
  • Commendations to good teachers

    Another academic year begins this week in Las Vegas, reminding me of a letter that I intended to write a few months ago, but never did. It goes like this:

  • ‘Doomsday’ not due to ‘community’

    “Planning for doomsday” was the headline. Sounds to me like planning doomsday. Water, one of three things needed to stay alive, is in short supply. The other two is food and oxygen. Everyone knows what the problem is but no one has the courage to do anything about it. Councils and mayors past did not want to be the ones to spend the required money to get it fixed and the ones in power seem to be waiting for the next election.

  • An open letter to Congress

    Honorable Members of the Congress of the United States of America: As a citizen who is concerned about how Congress is making decisions, I have serious questions as to whether you are adhering to your oath of office.

  • Benefits being taxed unfairly

    For the past 17 years, I have been writing to our congressional delegation and various others about the unfair taxing of Social Security benefits for married couples as opposed to single taxpayers.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Arts Council thanks the attendees, vendors, and entertainers who made the 33rd annual People’s Faire such a great success.

    Las Vegas Arts Council’s mission is to promote, encourage, advise, and coordinate the cultural arts in Las Vegas and surrounding communities. We believe that People’s Faire provides a wonderful opportunity for local artists, artisans, and performers and provides a great place to enjoy the cultural arts that our community offers.