Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 14, 2012
  • Editor's Note - School daze in May

    May is always a crazy month. The end of a school year can come at a dizzying speed for a lot of people.

    Now comes a big question about how best to shape the 2012-13 school year in the Las Vegas City Schools district.

    Of course I’m talking about East Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s proposal to move the district from a five-day-a-week classroom schedule to four days, with Fridays set aside for teachers to improve their skills and some miscellaneous student activities, including tutoring and various extracurricular activities.

  • ‘Divisive’ is needed

    I beg to differ with Tom McDonald’s post-election column portraying Tonita Gurule-Giron as divisive. I would like to ask Mr. McDonald, according to who’s criteria?

    If Tonita was so divisive, how could she have managed to convince over 1,000 voters to unite in support of her? Does this mean that those who voted for her are divisive also? If anything, Tonita has divided us from those who think less of their fellow Las Vegans and from those who want to make Las Vegas another Aspen, Taos, Santa Fe, etc.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - May 11, 2012

    THUMBS UP! NO CLOSINGS. Good news for Holman, Villanueva and thousands of other rural communities across the nation — the U.S. Postal Service has scrapped its plan to close about 3,700 post offices, instead opting to cut hours instead.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 11, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Ezequiel C de Baca fought to protect land grant

    After Felix Martinez left Las Vegas in 1900, La Voz del Pueblo continued under Ezequiel C de Baca and Antonio Lucero. The weekly newspaper had a circulation of about 3,000 throughout New Mexico, and was the Territory’s leading Spanish language periodical.

    C de Baca and Lucero continued their Hispanic-oriented populist advocacy on the pages of La Voz, and between 1900 and 1912, the weekly became the alternative (Democratic) newspaper, fiercely critical of the established Republican order of the time.

  • Filing a protest on valuations

    For the last four years or so, the people of Las Vegas have not been able to water their property because of water restrictions imposed by the local governing council. As a result, those of us who do not have wells on our property have lost our trees, shrubs, lawns and other plants.  I have lost several trees, the properties adjacent to and across the street from our home have also lost several pine trees.

  • Bad experience in judicial system