Today's Opinions

  • Support for Tomás Salazar

    It is an honor to express my support of Tomás Salazar, candidate for state representative District 70. I have known Tomás all my life. He is from my birthplace, Chapelle, about three miles from Bernal. His parents, Dolores and the late Eufracio Salazar, instilled the value of education. He began his first grade in Ojo de Chapelle in a one-room school with students from first to eighth grade. He is a graduate of Robertson High School and New Mexico Highlands University. As you may be aware, he continued to earn a Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in mathematics.

  • Can’t change cemetery’s name

    egarding the article that was published on May 7 regarding the Los Vigiles Cemetery and Church: Juan Antonio Fresques says that the Fresques Family built the church in Los Vigiles. That is a false comment.  There were other families in Los Vigiles in 1915, besides the Fresques. I was born in 1939, and raised in the village of Los Vigiles and the only Fresques living Los Vigiles was the Modesto Fresques Family.  

  • Mil Gracias - May 18, 2012

    If you haven’t noticed, there are seven new trees on Douglas Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. A very successful partnership between private parties and the City of Las Vegas has resulted in a successfully completed landscaping project.  

  • A ‘smell’ that won’t go away

    State District Judge Eugenio Mathis made an outstanding call last week when he ruled in favor of Rock Ulibarri in a case involving a pending election of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative. The judge was bold and decisive in his use of the law to right a wrong that otherwise would have usurped a democratic process.

    Unfortunately, however, the process is still at risk of being usurped, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 16, 2012
  • Work of Art - Election reaches new heights

    An article in the New Yorker once told of competition among purveyors of steaks along the tollways.

    My first experience with tollways — long before the Interstate network developed — was getting on the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma, which in those days, the ‘60s, was the only way to drive across the state in less than a week.

  • Slow down on the 4 days

    Moving to a four-day classroom schedule in the Las Vegas City School District is an easy sale to most students — they’d love to enjoy a three-day weekend. Moreover, we suspect that most teachers also like the idea, since it would give them a day for training, planning and collaborating.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 14, 2012