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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art - A doggy-dog world

    A few weeks back, I told the saga of Heidi, my dachshund whose manners were bad, and in an effort to train the dog, my friend Bob McIntosh suggested we have Heidi meet and live with Bob’s Great Dane, “Duke,” the canine with perfect manners.

    There was a doggone education that followed, but I don’t think Bob ever forgave me for owning a dog that passed her bad culinary habits on to Duke.

  • Striking a balance

    When it comes to filming in Las Vegas, there are a couple of interests to consider. One is what the movie-makers bring to town when they decide to shoot “on location” here. The crews can be enormous, and when they decide to stay here — eating at local establishments and sleeping in local accommodations — the monetary benefit for Las Vegas is significant.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 6, 2012
  • Editor's Note: The water board forums

    The Las Vegas Community Water Board held two candidate forums last week to exclusively address — you guessed it — water issues.

    They did so for good reason. The city’s water system has long been a No. 1 concern because of what could happen and what’s already happening.

    What could happen is a wildfire, an earthquake or a prolonged drought. Since 90 percent of our water system comes out of the Gallinas River, ash from a major fire in the canyon could make it too polluted to use.

  • Agritourism needs to be promoted

    Alas for Las Vegas, its Chamber of Commerce seems either ineffective or neglectful of promoting agricultural commerce.  Only two obviously agricultural members appear on the chamber website; small growers lack a robust voice. The search engine is unhelpful — one must dig into the membership roster for these two names. One is the Tri-County Farmer’s Market.  

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! CARS BACK ON THE LOT. It’s good to see the old Enchantment car lot at Seventh and Mountain View being used again.

    Lithia has opened up a late-model used car sales operation at that location, as well as a full service department, with hopes it can establish a new-car dealership there within the year. Here’s hoping for great success.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 3, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 3, 2012