Today's Opinions

  • Ethical standards should apply to all elected officials

    We can all agree there have been controversial actions taken over the past few years by elected officials and state government employees in our community and surrounding areas. In fact, these actions have been so controversial, several have prompted criminal investigations that stem all the way up to the state and federal levels, and it’s only the beginning.

  • What’s my heritage anyway?

    After almost 20 years of writing “Work of Art,” I believe it’s time to introduce myself. But let’s dispense with what my mother, the late Marie Trujillo, must have considered me. Despite what Mom often said, I am not a swine.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 10

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 10

  • Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron should resign

    It is our belief that Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron should resign for the best of the city she was elected to serve in 2016.

    The recent investigation by the Attorney General’s office is just the latest in a long line of incidents involving the mayor that have cast a black cloud over all of Las Vegas. It has become a distraction to people employed by the city, its citizens and people from outside the area.

  • Living life as a damaged product

    Each of us woke up today with a history. We have a background or a path we have walked that leads us to today. No two of us have walked the same path. We were each made unique and we remain unique.

    We have all been damaged on our journey. We live life as damaged products.

  • My American Journey of Discovery

    What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than a 1,650-mile road trip, not from “sea to shining sea” but from Meadow City to Lake Michigan? But not directly. First we’ll stop in Boulder, Colorado, to stay with the wonderful Spillmann family and take in “Twelfth Night” at Colorado University Summer Theatre. Then we will wend our way up to Keystone, S.D., for a good look at Mount Rushmore. Sounds like an ideal way to see four of America’s most important presidents in one fell swoop.

  • Las Vegas Renaissance?

    A few days ago, my wife and I marked our four-year anniversary as residents of Las Vegas, New Mexico and my four-year tenure as President of New Mexico Highlands University. From my perspective, I’ve moved from total newbie to one not quite so new. I hardly think of myself as a long-term resident with deep family ties to this place, but I can now find my way to my own office, can locate some restaurants in town, and know all too well the road to Santa Fe and


    I have a few impressions.

  • At least that ballplayer was ‘gentlemanly’

    By Don McDonald, The Communicator

    When I was in medical school, the first two years were mainly a lot of bookwork.

    Starting the third year, you get into a lot more clinical experiences, which included a rotation in obstetrics and gynecology.