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Today's Opinions

  • 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.”

  • Opposed to any rate increase

    This letter is in reference to the consideration of a water rate increase for the citizens of the area that use the public water system.

    I am strongly opposed to any rate increase for anyone using the public water system, whether the citizen resides in, or out of, county. A rate increase would negatively impact not only my family, but those of my neighbors, community, city and county.

  • An Ojitos Frios perspective

  • A personalized letter speaks volumes

    When was the last time you sat down and wrote a personal letter to someone?

    Emails, phone calls, texts and tweets: They’re all quicker and easier. In an age of instant gratification, a letter sounds stodgy and old fashioned. But done with care, a letter can be the most heartfelt, intimate form of communication. A letter has the power to convey thoughts and feelings to someone we care about in a way that is memorable and lasting.