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Today's Opinions

  • Thomas Garcia snubs Mora band

    The Mora High School Band attended the Mora School Board meeting last Tuesday and announced their triumph in winning the State Fair marching band competition for the fourth consecutive year. They formally presented the first-place ribbon to Superintendent Thomas Garcia, who did not accept it. They received a standing ovation from everyone present except Mr. Garcia, who remained seated and did not clap.

  • Riverwalk makes Las Vegas better

    The extension of the riverwalk and bicycle path is now complete. It looks and feels great! To commute or exercise without the deadly hazard of inattentive motorists is a dream come true.

    On behalf of the folks who use this new path, I would like to say “thank you” to those who made is a reality. Thanks, road machinery operators, thanks to you guys with shovels in your hands, and thanks county leaders who, years ago, said, “We can do this.”

  • Another great benefit

    It’s common knowledge, at least in our line of work, that no event becomes an “annual” affair until its second year. So that in itself is cause to celebrate this year’s second annual Mayor’s Charity Ball.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 26, 2011
  • Work of Art: Halloween: Hit or myth

    This week is the best time of the year. Other seasons are great, but nothing beats the first weeks of fall.

    Halloween features long nights and short days, and the probability that imaginations become bizarre. Most people like to be scared, and Halloween’s a perfect occasion for that.

    Here’s why this season is great:

    Things change. We leave the house early, often needing to scrape our windshields. We don a coat because of the icy car seats, but by the time we arrive at work, it’s time to turn on the AC.

  • Ground the flight plan

    Last week’s Las Vegas community forum sponsored by the U.S. Air Force drove a few points home — and hopefully our nation’s military leaders took notice. More than that, they should realize the consequences to ignoring such an outcry.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 24, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Collective memories

    Last month’s 10th anniversary of 9/11 got me to thinking about the national experiences that get etched into our collective memory. The ones in which we personally remember where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news.