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Today's Opinions

  • 'Star struck' no more

    When I grew up (long, long ago), Hollywood was glamorous and exciting, at least to a child. Needless to say, I have always been “Star Struck.”

    As I grew older my views regarding the film industry evolved and matured. However, I have still been fascinated with the mega movie, special effects and the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

    When the movies came to Las Vegas my support was strong. “Red Dawn” in 1984 remains one of my favorite movies. I heard the guns and helicopters at 2 a.m., but it really didn’t bother me.

  • Don't miss out on being a 'Big'

    Have you ever wondered how many opportunities you’ve missed in your life? Helping a young person with his homework? Taking him to get ice cream at Dairy Queen? Going to his Little League game or being a third-base coach? Maybe attending his spring concert or just sitting down with him to talk when he asks “Whatcha doing?”

  • Thumbs

    UP thumb MISTAKE ADDRESSED PROPERLY. After revelations that the city violated its own ordinance by approving a Chamber of Commerce contract without running it by the Lodgers Tax Board — which had been disbanded earlier this year — the mayor and council took a step back to fix the mistake. A new board has now been named with able-bodied business people on it and the process can now move forward legally.

  • Change and stability

    Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez has changed most of the cast of characters at City Hall since taking office nearly four months ago. He immediately hired a new interim city manager and disbanded all city committees. Last month, he brought in a new permanent city manager and dismissed six of the city’s 10 department directors. Citizens voted him in on a change platform, and change they have received.

  • The Las Vegas dilemma

    So what is it about Las Vegas past, present and future that troubles some folks so? Is it that many folks have tried to bring growth, opportunity and jobs that run against the grain of the zero-growth thinkers? Las Vegas has long appeared as the big rock in the economic stream that waters reluctantly flow around opting instead for Espaola, Taos, Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

  • Foreman and Redman

    SANTA FE — Former U.S. Reps. Ed Foreman and Bill Redmond have been in the news lately. Foreman endorsed Earl Greer in the Republican 2nd Congressional District primary and Redmond has been asked to provide advice on how the GOP candidate in the 3rd Congressional District might pull out a victory.

    Who are these men, you ask? Never heard of them? That’s understandable. They were rare exceptions in New Mexico’s U.S. House delegation. Foreman served only one two-year term. Redmond served just 17 months.

  • Remembering Marilynn

    Bob and I met Marilynn Ernest at a Las Vegas meeting of the Peace and Justice committee while we were still living in Mosquero, 94 miles away. She was there every Tuesday evening and, unlike most of those attending, she walked. She would get a ride home because she preferred not to walk home after dark.

  • Mil Gracias

    Luna Community College would like to show its gratitude for the fourth annual Custom Car Show & Shine that we co-sponsored.