Today's Opinions

  • Honoring an unnoticed hero

    I would like to take time out of my day to thank and recognize a Las Vegas good samaritan. I prefer to call him a hero.

    On the night of Oct. 26, 2011, there was an apartment fire at the Kristen Park Apartments on Moreland Drive. This hero, while throwing out garbage, noticed smoke and jumped into action. He jumped the fences from the neighboring apartments and began knocking on the door, with an assistive neighbor. To no avail or response, this hero ran to the side and knocked on the windows.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! TRAGEDIES ON OUR STREETS. On Friday, a Mora resident lost his life in a two-vehicle collision at Grand and Lincoln avenues. The driver of the vehicle he was in, who was injured in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    Reportedly, he ran a stop sign directly into the path of a southbound pickup truck, injuring two others in the process.

    That same day, a familiar pair on our city streets were struck by a car.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 10, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 10, 2012
  • The DREAM Act and higher ed

    “Higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.” — Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26(1), signed by the United States in 1948

  • Mil Gracias - Feb. 10, 2012

    The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the Las Vegas Arts Council, recently hosted the fourth annual Literacy Fair at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The theme was “Reach for the Stars — Read, Read, Read.”

    Contributing to the success of the event were the following participants: Las Vegas City Schools, West Las Vegas Schools, Luna Community College, Highlands University, United World College, Carnegie Library and Tome on the Range.

  • Nuestra Historia - Lamy ends leadership of Hispanic clergy

    The little priest from old Albuquerque, who could neither speak nor understand English, won the election to become the Territory’s delegate to Congress in 1853. When he arrived in Washington, Padre José Manuel Gallegos requested an interpreter, a gesture truly symbolic of the great divide between New Mexico and its new American sovereign.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on Canadian law and HIV (Feb. 7) — At the heart of the HIV disclosure case before the Supreme Court of Canada is the notion that those infected have a right to privacy and autonomy, a right that manifests itself in not having to tell a prospective sex partner that they have HIV: If the infected individuals are receiving effective treatment or if they use a condom, it’s their right to remain, as it were, silent.