Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 16, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: CAVE dwellers

    Last week I told you about my tour of the spaceport near Truth or Consequences, following a New Mexico Press Association meeting down there, but I didn’t say anything about TorC itself.

  • Water, not the ‘arch,’ needed

    Having read the article regarding water and the “Welcome Arch,” I agree with Alan Franken; and Mayor Ortiz is wrong. The “arch” will do nothing to help the  city or its people; water will.

    Having lived here for 12 years and water having been an issue for the last 12 years in my history, it is time that politicians get their priorities straight and make some major steps toward resolving a long-standing issue. Nobody cares about a “Welcome Arch.”

    Kirk Bonds
    Las Vegas

  • So far, so good on ‘gateway’ proposal

    I attended the first public input meeting for the proposed “Gateway” plan, and Tim Dodge did a great job explaining the plans and allowing for public comment. He claims that the comments will be taken into consideration in pulling together the final plan.  

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 13, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ADDED SECURITY. The city of Las Vegas is closing a deal with Game and Fish to buy water to help get it through the current drought. The city’s getting about 125 acre feet of water for about $25,000 — adding 11 days to the 72 days worth of storage the city already has.

  • No reimbursement is just wrong

    Although the solid waste consumers were proven by audit to be overcharged for solid waste service, there is no intention by the city to reimburse the customers’ money. This action speaks directly to the ethics of the people making and approving this decision. Simply, the city manager thinks he can do whatever he wants, regardless of right or wrong.

  • Support for FFA students

    As FFA supporters and alumni, we are privileged to know many of the Robertson High School FFA members personally. So we were shocked and saddened by the treatment they received at a recent school board meeting. We can only imagine how the students felt, especially when they work so hard to do their best at school and in their FFA program.

    The young people in FFA strive to live by a code of ethics we should all try to live by. They are honorable, hardworking, and strive for excellence in everything they do. They are the future leaders of our community, state and nation.