Today's Opinions

  • Editor's Note - Getting down to business

    Seems there has been a lot of talk about our local economy lately. Or, at least, I’ve been hanging around the right places for such talk.

  • Mil Gracias - March 5, 2012

    Thanks to the dedicated readers of Las Vegas and surrounding communities, the AAUW Annual Used Book Sale was another success.  

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! PNM AND ITS PROFITS. A recent report shows that Public Service Company of New Mexico is enjoying some strong earnings these days, thanks in large part to the higher retail rates it’s charging its customers. Meanwhile, another report, by five nonprofit citizen groups, took a look at PNM’s revenues, profits and expenditures from 2008 to 2012 and found that the utility increased its compensation to executives while increasing its rates on its customers — during tough times to boot.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 2, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoon - March 2, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - ‘It is very hard to teach Mexicans English well’

    Like a whirlwind, he arrived in Las Vegas in the fall of 1902. Ten days later he departed New Mexico, confident that its people were not fit to be part of the American nation.

    When he returned to Washington, he declared imperiously that statehood should be denied indefinitely, “until the mass of the people of New Mexico shall in their daily life have become identical in language and customs with the American people — when the immigration of English-speaking people does its modifying work with the Mexican element.”

  • Lacking emergency animal services

    There are three veterinarians that are listed in the phone book for the Las Vegas area, yet none of them offer any type of after hour emergency service for sick or wounded pets. During a recent pet emergency, in my efforts to find emergency care, one vet’s office phone just rang, one had an answering service but they tell you to go to Santa Fe for services, and the other had a voice mail that indicated that he had a family issue, and was closed the weekend.

    The citizens of Las Vegas deserve much better for their loved pets.

  • Easy to get around a tethered yard dog

    A reader thinks the new dog tethering law is terrible because, “the dog guards the home when one is working.”

    Our two Siberian huskies guard our house and they have never been tied up. We have a fenced-in yard for exercise, but mostly our dogs live in the house where they are warm in winter and cool in summer. They are always in the house when we leave. Good luck to anyone who tries to go past them.

    But it’s easy to go past tethered yard dogs. They can’t get to the thief, now can they?