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Today's Opinions

  • Mil Gracias - June 4, 2012

    Casa de Cultura les da sinceras gracias a todo por atender la dedicoción del mural.

    “This is what our culture really means.” This is in a comment made by a participant at the dedication of Casa de Cultura sponsored mural, “The People’s History of El Norte.” We thank 1,000 plus citizens who attended throughout the day.  They were from many communities in New Mexico, Los Angeles, Calif., Portland, Oregon, and Colorado.

  • Our choices for Senate

    We think their are four strong candidates running for the nominations to replace longtime Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Bingaman, of course, has opted to retire rather than seek a sixth term in office, which leaves a gapping hole in New Mexico’s delegation to the nation’s capitol.

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 1, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - June 1, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Kirby Benedict’s inebriate judgeship

    Kirby Benedict was a close friend and former colleague of President Abraham Lincoln, and was among the earliest of the famed judges who occupied the Las Vegas bench. He remains New Mexico’s most notorious inebriate, and was district judge for Las Vegas from 1858 until 1866, when he was removed from the bench by President Andrew Johnson.

  • Thoughts on freedom, bad raps

    “The land of the free” has become the land of laws, and more laws, taxes and more taxes! In other countries one could get a box of gum and sell them individually, and make a little money. Not so, here in the U.S., where you’ve got to first have a vendor’s permit and license, a CRS number and pay taxes on your sales, not to mention mandatory insurance.

  • What happened to Health Trust?

    Several years ago, my husband, Tom Trigg, sat in committee with Danelle Smith  and others to choose worthy recipients for small community grants from the  Health Trust. However, it is my understanding that the board of the Health Trust has not even met for more than two years. Is the money all gone?

  • Get rid of the eyesores

    About five weeks ago, Las Vegas was blessed with a new junky eyesore.

    Three large semi-trailers were parked at the junction of Highland Drive and Eighth Street, which is zoned a residential area. The trailers are old and rusty and full of graffiti. The graffiti seems to be increasing. There are no license plates on two of the trailers.The third trailer has a Maine license plate which expired in 1980.