Today's Opinions

  • Concerned about lack of incinerator

    It bothers me to learn that there isn’t any money to build a new incinerator to dispose of dead animals. Seems to me that those who respect humane treatment of animals (dead or alive) would  also be concerned.  

    I would encourage the city to aggressively request and seek funding for this project.  I appreciate Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron’s concern and hope others will  also express their thoughts.  Quality of life does not only apply to humans, and a community that doesn’t  accommodate the needs of all creatures

  • Mil Gracias

    We the coaches of the Las Vegas Little League 10-11 year old boys All Star team would like to thank the following businesses who contributed monetary donations for our travel expenses to the district tournament in Taos.

  • Block must resign

    While we’re usually glad to defer to the wisdom of the voters, in the case of Jerome Block Jr. we must say that he never should have been elected in the first place. Northern New Mexico did a disservice to itself by choosing him to represent District 3 on the Public Regulation Commission.

  • Handwriting off the wall

    Remember those looping, joined-up letters that for centuries have stood as signs of education and sophistication? We used to call that bit of artistry penmanship, or, so as not to offend anyone, let’s call it “penpersonship.”

  • A nation downgraded

    Standard & Poor’s lowering of the United States’ credit rating for the first time in history is a sign  that America is in decline. The reasons are obviously economic, blatantly political and, to an extent, voluntary.

    Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way.

    The consequences of the S&P downgrade will be higher interest rates, which will result in direct hits to the housing market and new car sales.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 8, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: The desalination alternative

    Let me add to our July 29 report on the consultants’ presentation about Las Vegas’ water situation and how best to address it, thanks to managing editor Martin Salazar and the massive amount of notes he took at the meeting.

  • Wrestlers say thanks for support

    Three Las Vegas high school wrestlers were selected as members of the Northern New Mexico Select Team that recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the “Disney Duals.” Wrestlers Michael Pierce, Dominic Yara and Dominic Lucero spent five days wrestling up to 12 matches against other states’ best wrestlers. The experience was invaluable as each wrestler prepares for the upcoming wrestling season.