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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 12

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 12

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Friday, April 12, 2019

    THUMBS UP: PARADING AROUND

    We praise organizers and promoters of the Pride Parade, set for Saturday, April 27. This is a long-overdue celebration of personhood, and Las Vegas should take a bow and take momentum for supporting such a positive event.

  • Day trips scattered around New Mexico

    SANTA ROSA, N.M. — There’s nothing like a good outing to bring a family together.

    If you want to go on a leisurely drive to somewhere for a daytime adventure, with some wide-eyed young’uns in tow, you certainly don’t have to leave New Mexico.

  • Too much pun-nishment

    When people laugh at a pun, they’re really just being polite, and it’s possible those who laughed didn’t catch the word play. Thus, when someone groans, that’s the sign of a clever play on words.

    A pun, according to the dictionary, is “a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word.” While in an elementary grade at Immaculate Conception School, we had a nun with a sense of humor.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 10

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 10

  • Please celebrate me home

    By Rick Kraft

    Home. There is just something about it. When someone says “home,” what comes to your mind?

    Home is a special place. Home sweet home. It is a place that is filled with memories. A place with a history of family gatherings. It is place to retreat to, a place where you can reset before going out and facing the challenges of life again. It is a place where you can return to weather a storm.

  • SMC needs to find the switch

    It’s natural to walk into an unlit room in almost any building in the Western world and look or feel for a light switch on the wall, near the door.

    However, the San Miguel County Commission seems to be sitting in the room that is the economics of its own county, in the dark. While it was odd, in the first place, for the room to have been dark when the new chair and two commissioners took over in January, it is even more strange to see the Commission is still not really reaching for the economic lightswitch.

  • Investment in school employees is gain for children

    By Patricia Mendoza and Michael Perea

    It is time to make some noise about a project that is protecting our kids in Las Vegas by reducing their exposure to pests and pesticides.

    Both Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas School districts worked with NEA New Mexico and the IPM Institute of North America to train food service, custodians, and maintenance and grounds employees on Integrated Pest Management.