Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 25, 2016

    In support of Minner
    I just read the article regarding the accreditation issues facing Highlands University. I just wanted to weigh in on my support for Sam Minner the president of HU.
    The deficiencies noted did not come about over the last year but rather were an accumulation of mismanagement from the top for the last two decades. Unfortunately, all of the deficiencies are now on the plate of President Minner.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 23, 2016

    Highlands University took a bold step forward last week with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Diné College, located on the 26,000-square-mile Navajo Nation. The agreement, which is the result of a $438,715 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will install distance learning technology classrooms at Diné, a Navajo tribal college in Tsalie, Ariz.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Truth becomes a casualty in Trump’s bid for election

    Take a deep breath, I tell myself, it’s only campaign hyperbole. We’ve witnessed election-year spin over and over through the years.

    But last week’s remarks by Donald Trump are breathtaking in its intended deception. It turns out, Trump declared after years of fanning the flames of the “birther controversy,” that President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. after all.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 23, 2016

    Mil gracias
    I want to thank everyone who participated in our Farmers’ Market annual Harvest Festival Sept 17. It was a great festival because of all who came to buy the fresh produce from our local farmers. Thanks to the city for their support, the vendors, musicians, Steve Leger, volunteers, and especially to the farmers who go above and beyond to bring to the people of Las Vegas and surrounding communities- the excellent food that keeps us healthy.

  • Voters have a right to know

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Republican in Springfield (Mass.), and was originally published on Sept. 16.

    Hillary Clinton got a note from her doctor. And Donald Trump appeared on some TV show and yakked about his well-being.

    Each would now have the citizens believe that they’ve sufficiently addressed questions about their health. But both are wrong. What they’ve done is better than nothing, but a candidate for the highest office in the land cannot get by with better than nothing.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 21, 2016
  • Work of Art: Time is money — and then some

    Remember when a nickel would buy us a candy bar or a bottle of pop? And even a penny amounted to something when inserted into a gumball machine. I recall that the Coke machine in the mechanics’ area at B.M. Werley Auto Company, the Ford dealership on Grand and University, got rid of possibly the last nickel pop machine in town, charging a dime for the “new and improved” product.  

    And the jerks that replaced the machine didn’t even provide a bottle larger than the six-ounce drink we received.