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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Mora County must protect its treasures

    I’ve been talking to some people who are very concerned about oil drilling in Mora County.

    I’ll say that I have to agree with one citizen who feels that drilling for oil is just a pretense for getting at our water supply. These big corporations usually print a pretty picture and promise revenues for the county.

    I urge all the citizens not to be taken in with offers of money. We call know that our water and our land are our biggest treasures, because we share the water and land as brothers.

    Let’s unite as brothers and protect our treasures.

  • Letter: Road closing part of a land grab

    Your recent article about the closing of the road in El Pueblo has misrepresented the conflict currently under way. As a property owner near Daniel Garcia, I may have a more intimate understanding than your previous sources.

  • Work of Art: Smile pretty for the camera

    ‘You must’ve been such a happy family. All your movies prove it.”

    That often came from people who sat through our home movies that showed us opening Christmas gifts sometime back in the ‘40s. Movies don’t lie, but they do exaggerate and can be manipulated.

    Need proof? Well, all of the movies of us Trujillos show us much mirthier, earthier and girthier than we really were. Back then. But now, if we take the time to view those pre-historic flicks, we appear quite slim. See? The exaggeration works both ways.

  • Letter: Bank's purchase an enhancement

    Congratulations to the Community First Bank of Las Vegas for purchasing the historic Crockett Building at the corner of Sixth and Douglas.

    You have great plans for the building, but most of all, you have made a wonderful contribution to this community by enhancing the beauty and importance of the downtown area.

    Kim Delgado

    Las Vegas

  • Letter: Give Tim Dodge a contract already

    In regards to our city manager and the mayor and council’s inability to enter into a contract with Mr. Tim Dodge, there are some observations that I would like to share with the citizens of our fine city.  

  • Editorial: A board of watchdogs

    The West Las Vegas school board was right to enact a freeze of some budget items for the rest of this fiscal year. Tax receipts are down everywhere because of the poor economy, so it’s good that our officials are making sure unnecessary expenses are done away with.

    Of course, top officials at both our school districts have already been clamping down on spending. But the school boards have to be on top of financial matters.

  • As It Is: It's a matter of time

    Babies enter this world every day, replacing those who die. OK, OK, I know I have a wonderful knack for the obvious. But I wanted to point out that with each new generation, our society moves in a hopefully more enlightened direction.

    In 2008, America elected Barack Obama as president, the first black person in the nation’s highest political office.

    Could that have been possible even 20 years ago? Doubtfully.

    What’s changed? Well, prejudiced people died, replaced by people who have repudiated this stain on society.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN to ... VALENTINE’S DAY DEATH. Michael L. Maestas, 55, was found dead near his home at 922 Railroad Ave. early Monday morning — the first reported homicide of the new year in the Las Vegas area. His brother, Joseph Maestas, has been charged.

    According to police, the brothers had been drinking and and were in an alleyway when an argument broke out. The dispute turned physical, Michael Maestas pulled a knife and cut his brother on the neck, police said.