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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ONWARD AND UPWARD. Another graduation crop is walking away with degrees and diplomas this month, offering the rest of us a reason to hope for a better future in their hands.

    Congratulations to all who went the distance and earned that valuable piece of paper — not such an easy task but well worth the effort.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 27, 2011
  • No way to treat visitors with dogs

    We recently had the pleasure of visiting Las Vegas and staying at the Plaza Hotel — a hotel that was listed as dog friendly. It definitely met our expectations and the staff was great.

  • Politics clouding East’s decisions

    When are the good citizens of this great city going to say enough is enough, and take a stand against politics as usual?

    The East Las Vegas School Board just gave us another prime example at its school board meeting.

    The rumor-mill had this decision made three weeks ago, and damn if it wasn’t right. Makes you wonder how often school board members are meeting and discussing these issues outside regular board meetings.

  • Little League is for the children

    I have been a huge fan and supporter of the La Plaza Little League for a long time. On May 19, I attended a game. I choose this game specifically to write about because of the actions of the officials and the parents. The Red Sox were playing the Marlins. I noticed a parent of the Red Sox team using profanity towards the opposing team. I noticed this affecting these kids.

  • Mil Gracias

    Thanks to everyone who made the eighth annual SynergyFest a success. Thanks to the SynergyFest committee members for many months of hard work to line up vendors, presenters and entertainers; to publicize the event; and to coordinate logistics.

    The volunteers from Rio Gallinas School provided fun activities at the Sunshine Kids Village. Thanks also to New Mexico Highlands University Campus Life, Facilities and Campus Security for making the day run smoothly. Without the entertainers, presenters, and vendors, there would not be a SynergyFest.

  • Nuestra Historia - Temple Montefiore and the Taicherts

    By the late 1800s the Jewish presence in Las Vegas was robust and thriving, with the largest population of German Jews in all New Mexico. Most had become successful merchants and had been joined by extended family members emigrating from their old home lands in western Europe.

  • Orgullo del Norte - Kit Carson: hero or villain?

    “Thanksgiving is nothing but a toast to genocide.”
    — Stephen Evans

    The European invasion on the Americas began with Columbus in 1492. At this time there were an estimated 75 million natives, 25 million in North America.