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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 28, 2012

    MARTIAL ARTS IN THE RIGHT HANDS. Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño personifies the respect and discipline that comes with a training in the martial arts, but his level of skill in jiu-jitsu is far greater than these humble traits. He’s world class, as his upcoming trip to Long Beach, Calif., demonstrates.

  • Dulcey Amargo: Seems just like yesterday

    Talk about blasts from the past. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about 1964 or earlier, or even later. The prospect of getting together with old friends, classmates from either high school or college — there’s a certain mystique associated with “the reunion” concept.

     

    You and I have been hearing the refrains lately — Class of X,Y or Z Reunion coming up! Reunions are often scheduled during homecoming season at schools. My advice to you is, do it!

  • Letters to the Editor

    Part of Romney’s 47 percent

  • Land grant prompted Town of Las Vegas in 1903

    Following the 1884 dissolution of the combined city of Las Vegas, New Town established itself as a separate and independent municipality. Old Town did not incorporate for another 20 years, during which time the original west-side settlement continued under the governance of San Miguel County.

  • Unifying efforts

    Movers and shakers in Las Vegas and San Miguel County have known for years that one of the biggest obstacles to progress has been the community’s divisions. Las Vegas is known for pulling itself apart rather than putting itself together for a common purpose.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2012
  • Work of Art - And the list goes on

    An entry in Facebook caught my attention only yesterday. One of the “friends” (members) on the social network listed words that ought to be avoided in academic writing: “interesting,” “basically,” “got,” “firstly, secondly . . .” and “etc.”

    But before we parse away, let’s explain the idea of social networks like Facebook, where “friend” has become a verb, as in “I’d like to friend you, my dear.”

  • A call for decorum

    Last week’s Las Vegas City Council meeting ended with criticism from councilors Vince Howell and Tonita Gurule-Giron that city officials had been disrespectful to members of the public and that they had created a hostile environment.

    The two city councilors didn’t elaborate, but they were likely referring to the behavior of City Attorney Dave Romero and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz who, at several points during the council meeting, seemed to lose their cool and lash out at speakers and members of the audience.