Today's Opinions

  • Mil Gracias

    The staff and parent-teacher organizations at Union Elementary and Don Cecilio elementary schools would like to thank the Bikes for Books Program; Masonic Charities Foundation of New Mexico, Chapman Lodge #2 AF & AM; the Las Vegas Wal-Mart store; the Eagles Aerie #3815; and the Robertson High School FFA Chapter for donating bicycles to give to our students as incentives for reading books and doing well in academics.

    Thanks to their generous donations we were able to reward our students this year with 25 bicycles.
    Delbert Saaverdra

  • Fun in the summertime

    It’s great to live in — and visit — Las Vegas. Our town has a fascinating multicultural history, complete with Old Town and New Town relics of our varied past and our diverse personalities. We’ve got a city museum (and another one on the way) filled with collective memories of yesteryear, along with other buildings so filled with historic artifacts that they could be labeled as museums, too.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 1, 2011
  • Work of Art: Fonazo on el treadmill

    Trinidad Martinez, mentioned in this space a while back, took on ethnographic research for a linguistics class he took a few years ago when Prof. Carol Scates chaired the Highlands University English Department.

    A native of nearby Peñasco, Martinez came up with an impressive list of words which we Spanish speakers in northern New Mexico have adopted. Surely, anyone familiar with the Spanish language has come across any number of words that we’ve somehow made fit.

  • Lost heroes

    We’ll call him our lost hero. He served in Korea, though it could have been any of America’s wars. Early on, he was captured and taken prisoner, and he spent the duration of the war in a POW camp.

    Later he received an honorable discharge from the military, but he never seemed too far removed from those three years he spent in that prison camp.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 30, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Board must prove itself

    When it comes to politics in Las Vegas, the public is always suspicious. A lot of people distrust their elected officials, and they are often justified in their reasons.

    Las Vegas’ history is rife with shady dealmaking,  and often the result has been an accumulation of wealth and power into the hands of a few, while the “rank and file” are left wondering what happened.

  • Too little pride in Las Vegas

    Give me a break! A welcoming gateway arch at University Avenue and Fifth Street? That’s akin to putting a pearl necklace on a pig! It will take a lot more than $100,000 in landscaping, banners and informational signs to mask the unsightly convenience store, used car lot, discount gas station and vacant lot at that intersection!

    Of course the conceptual drawings look beautiful. The architect wouldn’t get paid if they didn’t look good! It’s a far cry from an artist’s rendering to what will probably be built.