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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: Privatization is an option

    Las Vegas residents will see their solid waste rates spike by 43 percent in the coming months. We supported this increase so that the city could upgrade the solid waste department’s equipment, pay for the mandated cleanup at the old  Camp Luna landfill and offset an ongoing deficit.

  • Letter: Hopeful that issue will be resolved

    I would like to start this letter by saying how disappointed I am in the manner that the Fiesta situation has been handled.

    I never meant for it to escalate to the point that certain people who have supported me are being bashed publicly via radio.

    I was only trying to defend myself and hoped to get the opportunity to speak to the Fiesta Council and explain to the members why I think I should keep my full scholarship, but I was unable to do so.

  • Editorial: Legitimate concerns

    Matt Martinez, president of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, is plenty mad at City Councilman Andrew Feldman.

    A month ago, the councilor raised some legitimate questions and criticism when city staffers requested the council approve the chamber’s annual contract.

    Martinez wasn’t there to answer them, but he directed his fire at Feldman at last week’s council meeting. When he referred to Feldman, City Attorney Dave Romero stopped him, saying he didn’t want Martinez to mention specific names of personnel, including Feldman.

  • Work of Art: Take two iambs, then call me

    What’s happening to our language? English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into South-East Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. In human time, it hasn’t been around that long,  but yet ... but yet ...

    Let me explain:

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On behalf of our bowling team “The Silver Bullets,” we would like to gratitude and appreciation to Community First Bank and the Bank of Las Vegas, and especially Greg Levenson, BLV president, for supporting and sponsoring our team (in 2010 tournament play).

    There are no words which can express the gratitude and appreciation we feel for helping our team make these events possible. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you!

    Martha J. Lopez, Lorraine Archibeque, Lillian Trujillo and Theresa Roybal

    Las Vegas

  • Mil Gracias letter

    I wish to thank the following people for helping me host a pre-registration reception for the 1960 graduates of Las Vegas Robertson High School reunion and in memory of our friend Theresa Garcia, a Immaculate Conception School cheerleader who passed away on August 13, 2004.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    As a citizen of Las Vegas and a sports enthusiast, I would like to thank New Mexico Highlands University, Luna Community College, the East and West school districts, and the sponsors and the people who worked to make the 10th annual All-Star games a success.

  • As It Is: Selective outrage

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has a heck of a dilemma: The Democrat wants to distance herself from Gov. Bill Richardson, but she doesn’t want to offend the big cheese and his allies.

    So, to this day,  Denish has yet to condemn the pay-to-play atmosphere in the state’s capital under Richardson. And that’s hurting her.

    Some diehard Democrats in Las Vegas are even questioning whether they should support her in the November election. They’re contemplating voting for the Republican, Susana Martinez, the Las Cruces district attorney.