Today's Opinions

  • A plan for Ojitos Frios

    It’s an unfortunate reality that water wells in the Ojitos Frios subdivision south of Las Vegas have been drying up for some time now. Years ago, residents said it was due to the city’s draw from Taylor Wells, and there’s still plenty of evidence to support that contention. But the city needs the water — it’s about 10 percent of its supply these days — and the rural property owners just north of Romeroville are the ones who must suffer.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 19, 2011
  • Editor's Note: January 10th

    Here’s the latest on who’s running for mayor, or thinking about it, or denying any plans to do so.

    Andrew Feldman’s decision not to run opened up the race. Feldman, a no-nonsense council member for the past four years, had some passionate supporters, many of whom are still asking him to reconsider and jump back into the race. But he says that’s not going to happen. As for who he’ll back, he says, “We’ll see come Jan. 11.”

  • Officials’ help has been strong

    Your Dec. 14 article about Ojitos Frios still struggling was a good summary of our neighborhood water issues. El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association’s progress dealing with our daunting problems has been gratifying. It shows what neighbors working together can do.

    That progress would not have been so far reaching without help from public officials, civil servants and others. I would like, as an Ojitos Frios Ranches resident, to point that out.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! THE MAYOR WAS RIGHT. It’s a difficult subject to broach, since Las Vegas councilor David Romero suffered the debilitating affects of a stroke, but Mayor Alfonso Ortiz was right to challenge him to explain his position against an application for a water project grant. Moreover, he was right to suggest that Ward 4 isn’t being represented, since Romero seems unwilling or incapable of expressing an independent viewpoint in council meetings these days.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 16, 2011
  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 16, 2011
  • Another Perspective: El mitote

    I used to joke with my mom that she should start publishing a paper in Vegas and call it “El Mitote.”

    She always had the most prime pieces of information about just about everyone I thought was important in town.  

    The thing about my mom is that she is the kind of person that people like to open up to and share the most intimate details of their lives with. Funny thing is, not many people usually do the same for her, except for me, of course.