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Today's Opinions

  • A wedge issue?

    It’s been mentioned though not emphasized, but a recent West Las Vegas School Board meeting suggests that it’s already creating some friction between the Meadow City’s two school districts. We’re talking about the east side’s new four-day school week, and how it’s going to go over on the west side.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 22, 2012
  • Work of Art - A psshh-ing expedition

    “Let’s go over that again, Phillip, and this time, try to get rid of the excessive tire pressure.”

    That was part of a bit of coaching I once did as a teacher of beginning speech in high school and college. My 33 years of teaching that subject yielded some interesting trivia.

    First, I learned that students in this area have peculiar speech mannerisms. How many times have you heard it said that people in Las Vegas specifically, and northern New Mexico generally, have their own style of talking?

    Let me explain:

  • Back to school

    Today’s the day — the first day of school for thousands of students in Las Vegas. East, West, Highlands and Luna all have classes starting today for the 2012-13 school year.

    Welcome back, everyone. We hope it’s a great year for all of you.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 20, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Good educators and ideas

    Call me the hard sell. I don’t think East’s four-day school week is going to improve teaching methods or better prepare students for the larger world, and it’s going to take more than a spin doctoring to change my mind.

    Nevertheless, the four-day schedule is now in place, and I wish students, teachers and administrators the best in the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Mil Gracias - August 20, 2012

    The San Miguel County/City of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management would like to thank the planners and all the participants in the Transportation and Hazardous Material Response Exercise held Aug. 2.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - August 17, 2012

    THUMBS UP! CAUGHT. Two suspects who evaded law enforcement authorities in last week’s big drug bust have been captured. Ernestina Gallegos was caught Monday afternoon by U.S. Marshals, and Jose A. Herrera surrendered to the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Albuquerque on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
    They were among 25 people indicted on federal drug charges last week, following a 10-month investigation.