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Today's Opinions

  • Highlands’ mixed bag

    The latest Performance Effectiveness Report — a report card of sorts for the state’s universities — is a mixed bag of good news and bad news for Highlands University. It points to some things that the school is doing right, and to places where improvements need to occur.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 5, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Perspectives

    Maybe it started with Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper,” the tale of a couple of look-alikes who inadvertently switched identities so that the prince became a pauper and the pauper a prince.

  • AWC programs need your help

    Las Vegas and San Miguel County have been the lucky recipients of low-cost spay and neuter services provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter mobile clinic and the Animal Welfare Coalition for several years. Approximately 100 dogs and cats are spayed or neutered each month, preventing thousands of unwanted litters.

  • Good experience at Alta Vista

    As long as we are alive and kicking, one never knows when we might need hospital services.

    My recent experience with the surgical department at Alta Vista Regional Hospital was a pleasant one. The staff was very professional and courteous. The entire process was orderly and served to calm my anxiety. Thank you surgeon and staff,  keep up the good work.  

    Aurora “Kim” Delgado
    Las Vegas

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ACCREDITATION. For the first time in the city’s history, the Las Vegas Police Department has earned an accredition from the state Law Enforcement Accredition Program. That means the city’s insurance premiums are likely to go down, but more importantly, it’s confirmation that we have a quality PD protecting and serving the citizenry.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 2, 2011
  • They’re really self servants

    Who is to blame for our country’s problems? Big business? The government? In his Editor’s Note “The blame game” (Nov. 14), Tom McDonald induced a great discussion and a lot of thinking at my house.

    We had just watched a thought provoking Piece by Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes the night before. They wondered why senators and congressman spent millions on getting a job that only pays $174,000 per year and after a few years retire as millionaires well exceeding the money paid to them during their term. When you think about it, it just doesn’t add up.