Today's Opinions

  • On taxes, making people ‘poorer’

    Mr. Henry Lujan’s letter of April 2 is interesting. Would you ask him what amount of taxes he would consider fair for others to pay? Would you also ask him for information as to who exactly wants the freedom to make anyone “poorer.” I have known and still know many Republicans and have never heard any of them plotting to make Mr. Lujan or anyone else “poorer.”

  • Tethering affects dogs’ behavior

    I grew up in Las Vegas. My family has been in Las Vegas for generations and I support anti-tethering legislation. I work alongside individuals to improve the quality of life for companion animals. These individuals are from Las Vegas, as well as individuals who have moved here and consider Las Vegas their home.

  • Impropriety runs deep

    Residents of Erb Place and Anderson Drive who have been affected by the recent planning and zoning debacle appreciate our mayor’s actions to correct recent instances of impropriety and conflicts of interest.

    Illegal activity on the part of government appointees certainly should not be tolerated; but this issue has not yet been resolved and the outrage has not diminished.

  • Nuestra Historia - Democrats swept on eve of statehood

    Public corruption is nothing new to New Mexico, and on the eve of statehood, the seemingly invincible Republican Party suffered a humiliating defeat amid a cloud of misconduct surrounding its candidate for governor.

  • Our choices in the runoffs

    About a week before the March 6 municipal election, we began making recommendations as to who we believed would best serve the city of Las Vegas. We endorsed Martín Gallegos for the Ward 3 position on the City Council, touting, among other things, his no-nonsense approach to the issues facing the city.

  • Work of Art - Eggs-actly right

    “Cáscara or piñon?” That was the choice my oldest sister Dolores offered us in our youth, as the aroma of our mother’s homemade bread wafted through the kitchen.

    Bread was a Saturday staple in Mom’s kitchen, and those first in line got the choice pickings. Let’s define a few terms first:

  • An attractive proposal

    It’s hard to see anything wrong with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposal to establish a new wildlife refuge and conservation area in Mora, San Miguel and Colfax counties.

    • It will provide and secure a great habitat for migratory birds and other natural resources in the area.

    • It will not force neighboring landowners to sell their land or enter into conservation easements; instead, it will allow them to continue using their land for grazing and agriculture as the area enjoys extra protections.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 9, 2012