Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Informational meetings

    Timothy Dodge is on to something. As Las Vegas city manager, he’s been spearheading a series of informational meetings for the people running for mayor and council, and the benefits are significant.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 8, 2012
  • Work of Art - A doggy-dog world

    A few weeks back, I told the saga of Heidi, my dachshund whose manners were bad, and in an effort to train the dog, my friend Bob McIntosh suggested we have Heidi meet and live with Bob’s Great Dane, “Duke,” the canine with perfect manners.

    There was a doggone education that followed, but I don’t think Bob ever forgave me for owning a dog that passed her bad culinary habits on to Duke.

  • Striking a balance

    When it comes to filming in Las Vegas, there are a couple of interests to consider. One is what the movie-makers bring to town when they decide to shoot “on location” here. The crews can be enormous, and when they decide to stay here — eating at local establishments and sleeping in local accommodations — the monetary benefit for Las Vegas is significant.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 6, 2012
  • Editor's Note: The water board forums

    The Las Vegas Community Water Board held two candidate forums last week to exclusively address — you guessed it — water issues.

    They did so for good reason. The city’s water system has long been a No. 1 concern because of what could happen and what’s already happening.

    What could happen is a wildfire, an earthquake or a prolonged drought. Since 90 percent of our water system comes out of the Gallinas River, ash from a major fire in the canyon could make it too polluted to use.

  • Agritourism needs to be promoted

    Alas for Las Vegas, its Chamber of Commerce seems either ineffective or neglectful of promoting agricultural commerce.  Only two obviously agricultural members appear on the chamber website; small growers lack a robust voice. The search engine is unhelpful — one must dig into the membership roster for these two names. One is the Tri-County Farmer’s Market.