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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: City ignores parts of law

    Eight years ago, the Las Vegas City Council passed a water conservation ordinance. As many residents know, part of that law calls for stages of conservation as water shortages worsen.

    Now the city is looking to revise it.

    But in so doing, local officials should be realistic. If they can’t follow through on the provisions of the ordinance, then those requirements shouldn’t be included in the first place.

  • As It Is: A tempting possibility

    In light of City Hall antics, it’s sometimes tempting to curtail the powers of the mayor and City Council.

    The Charter Commission, a panel appointed by the governing body, has made no bones about drafting a new city charter that seeks to keep the council and mayor under control. The panel is working to replace the 40-year-old city charter.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Robertson High School FFA students who are competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis would like to thank the Mora/San Miguel County Fair Association, and all of the many wonderful FFA supporters that attended that event and either bought raffle tickets from our students or bid on merchandise at our silent auction. As a result of your support, we were able to raise a substantial amount that will help us to travel to Indianapolis and represent Mora and San Miguel Counties, as well as Las Vegas Robertson and the State of New Mexico.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    thumb DOWN for ... HAVE WE LEARNED ANYTHING? On this day eight years ago, the world changed. That single day pushed this nation into a war against terrorism, and for a brief moment in time, we were united. No more — now it seems Americans are even more polarized than we were before the attacks. And that’s a crying shame.

    Still, on this day we need to remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and pray that their tragic passing is not in vain.

  • Letter: Help needed at Sapello school

    We wish to call your attention to a situation at Sapello School, which we feel needs urgent correction. We are members of the school’s Parent Advisory Board, and/or concerned parents and residents in the Sapello area.

  • Correction

    In Dale Harapat’s letter, published Sept. 7, there were two typographical errors in the closing sentence. It should have read “Such corrective actions would show female children, like my two daughters, and all citizens, that the most qualified and experienced person is really the best person for the job, no matter what sex they are, especially one as significant and important as chief judge.”

  • Letter: Not a problem for the dog owner

    I have a large dog. Over the years I have feared he may someday bite someone other than the “bad guy,” so I have been exceptionally careful to protect him and others from something going “terribly wrong.”

    I have recently learned, however, that nothing would happen to my dog or myself if he were to viciously attack an innocent passerby walking his or her dog. No, my 87-pound Chow mix could silently charge and attack a naïve citizen and his or her dog and I would have no worries.

  • Letter: Community banks aren’t the problem

    The U.S. Congress is considering a proposal to create a new mega-regulator designed to address abusive financial practices. Not only would this approach undermine small community banks and cause more harm than good, but it also misses the best opportunity to protect consumers: namely, addressing the too-big-to-fail concentration risks among our nation’s biggest banks that have cost Americans over $7 trillion in economic worth.