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Today's Opinions

  • Our war on children

    “The chief executive of Britain’s biggest abortion charity has said women are legally free to arrange an abortion because they are unhappy with the sex of their unborn baby.” — (UK Telegraph Oct. 7) Wonder what’s next.

    Some say when you can’t win an argument, change the subject. That’s exactly what Marshall Poole is attempting to do in his recent letter to the editor. His 1,100 words of rabbit trails are diversions from the issue of “life.”

  • Local hero deserves recognition

    Jerry Flores was an outstanding West Las Vegas High School athlete and scholar. He went on to sacrifice life and limb in the Vietnam War, where he paid the ultimate price — he gave his life for the values inculcated in him by his illustrious family, school and community.

    I find it only fitting that the West Las Vegas School Board provide an appropriate and well-deserved honor to this exemplary student, citizen, brother and beloved child by naming a school building appropriate to his honor.

  • Happy 120th, Highlands

    As New Mexico Highlands University celebrates its 120th birthday this week, it’s worth taking a look at the impact the institution has had on our community.

    It’s difficult to imagine the city of Las Vegas without Highlands.

    From the beginning, the university has served as a vital economic engine in Las Vegas, employing hundreds and drawing many students to this area.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 16, 2013
  • Work of Art — A prof’s word was law

    At Highlands University in the ‘80s, a secretary I used to know circulated a sheet that contained clever descriptions of the college hierarchy.

    It started with the dean, who was “able to leap tall buildings at a single bound” and was “more powerful than a locomotive.”

    The department head could leap Quonset huts and sometimes win a tug-of-war with a switch engine.

    The full professor left scuff marks trying to leap over a chair. The lowly instructor would trip over his own shoes.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 14, 2013
  • A big honor for Vegas

    It’s not every day that our city gets recognized nationally for something positive, so the recent announcement that our very own Bridge Street has been named one of the top 10 Great Streets in the nation is a big deal.

    Bestowing that recognition is the American Planning Association, a group that puts out a list each year of the nation’s 10 Great Streets, 10 Great Neighborhoods and 10 Great Public Spaces.

  • Dulcey Amargo - I’m a (charmed) 49er!

    All the recent and upcoming activity revolving about Highlands University’s  120th anniversary and homecoming has given me an opportunity to reflect on so much that has been part of my life associated with the university during the past 49 years. It’s almost hard to believe it’s been that long. Some of it feels like yesterday.

    Back in 1963, when our guidance counselor, Fr. Venard,  at Cathedral High School in Gallup, called me in to advise me regarding my college plans, I didn’t realize the odyssey I was embarking upon.