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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art - No more strraaiigghht ticket

    “And I want all of you to vote the strraaiigghht ticket when you go to the polls in November.” How many times have we heard this, and from how many politicians?

    Too many times and from too many politicians.

  • Substance, please

    The New Mexico primaries may have decided a number of in-state races, but they didn’t really impact the presidential race. Barack Obama has been in re-election mode for months now, and Mitt Romney sewed up the Republican nomination weeks ago in Texas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2012
  • Editor's Note - The Farmers’ Almanac

    Call me an old fogey if you want, but I think the Farmers’ Almanac is an interesting read.

    I can’t say I’m a loyal buyer of the annual booklet, but I’ve been perusing it for years, as a “gift” to this and other newspapers I’ve worked at. In other words, it’s a freebee I’ve enjoyed.

    This year, however, I didn’t receive one (or somebody else around here got hold of it before I did). So I was pleased to find a complimentary copy sitting on the counter at Quality Motor Co., which I gladly snatched up.

  • Mil Gracias - July 9, 2012

    The Santo Niño de Atocha Cemetery Fencing Project had a benefit dance on May 5. This letter is to acknowledge those who made it a success.

    Thanks to all who bought tickets to the dance. Many tickets were sold to out-of-state family members who wanted to help the cause. Tickets were sold by the parish office as well as Buena Vista community members.

    (Promotions) were done by KNMX, Las Vegas Optic, and KFUN. Thank you for your help.

  • Mil Gracias - July 6, 2012

    Just a note of appreciation for our two large, great, well-maintained local public swimming pools, the city facility and Highlands.

    For a nominal drop-in fee (one dollar and two dollars, respectively), residents can enjoy a refreshing, healthful swim at convenient hours. I imagine that there are cities our size which do not have even one such pool, let alone two, so I think we are fortunate.

    Jim Terr
    Las Vegas

  • Letter didn’t tell whole story

    Mr. (Frank) Splendoria’s letter (published June 29) extolling the statistically benign nature of oil and gas development cited the New York Times as his authority. Mr. Splendoria failed to disclose that the newspaper’s quoted source was Rex W. Tillerson, Chief Executive of Exxon Mobil. 

    The entire NY Times article puts Mr. Tillerson’s claim in context. Find the article at NYTimes.com; search “A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More”

    Bob Wessely
    Las Vegas
     

  • Wasted water is unacceptable

    Water, water everywhere and not a drop for the tax-paying citizens of Las Vegas.

    For the second summer in a row, we are not allowed to water our outside plants. Homeowners get to watch landscaping die and house values decrease.

    In the meantime, the city is losing 80 gallons of water a minute through just one of many leaks it is aware of.

    I could water my entire little patch of property for a year on just one day’s worth of that wasted water.