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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Gateway’ to better future

    It’s tough to be optimistic about Las Vegas’ economic future. A lack of water, and our everyday divisions, make growth difficult. We can’t attract industries that rely heavily on water, and our divisions tend to scare some people away. As a result of these and other problems, it’s difficult to see opportunity on the horizon.

  • Work of Art: Having a bone to pick

    “I have a bone to pick with you.” Really? Does anyone fail to understand the expression, meaning having a score to settle or an argument to advance?

    Methinks many of us — including and especially myself — must have come across this and other expressions and never really bothered to verify them, to discover what they really mean. Sometimes we use incorrect expressions without knowing so; other times we use them correctly but don’t know why.

    Here are some common terms, which, invariably get used wrong:

  • District 4 election in Tecolote is legal

    We read Diego Quintana’s April 14 letter to the editor, “Coop trying to hijack trustee election” with disappointment and disbelief. Quintana’s letter is factually incorrect and misrepresents the board’s actions regarding the May 10 District 4 meeting and election.    

  • Good service at Las Vegas MVD

    Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Be it known to all, far and wide!

    Let the record show that I just received accurate, efficient, friendly, and helpful service at the Las Vegas MVD.

    Susie (Baldonado) answered my question and solved my problem in short order, and then waited patiently while I verified the solution.

    Thank you, Susie, and thank you, MVD.

    Susie Tsyitee
    Las Vegas
     

  • Realistic precautions

    San Miguel County officials have imposed Level III fire restrictions, and for good reason. The area is dry as a bone and getting dryer with each gust of wind, and it’s difficult to imagine things getting better anytime soon (though we do hope for a super-moist monsoon season).

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 25, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Family matters

    I come from a family of seven brothers. It was a crowded and rowdy upbringing. No sisters, though a host of spouses would later usher in a more feminine touch to our large and boisterous family.

    We were raised by a dedicated father who instilled in us a sense of humor and values about what’s right and wrong and fair and just, and a caring mother who was stern, loving and strong enough to raise us the right way.

  • Mil Gracias

    In an endeavor to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan, members of the First United Methodist Church planned a cultural learning evening to teach Japanese crafts and art and share in Japanese dinner. The evening was a gratifying success.

    From donations, ticket sales, and the silent auction, as well as bake sale and raffle from the United World College, a check for $3,500 will go to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Since there are no administrative fees for the committee, the people in need will receive 100 percent of the donation.