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Opinion

  • THUMBS DOWN: SAFETY BENEFITS FROM PLANNING
    Both passing motorists and video production crews could be taking a few more precautionary steps around each other during a film crew’s recent work around the Las Vegas Plaza. We’re very grateful to have scenes for the rebooted “Roswell” show filmed in Las Vegas, and don’t wish to see any accidents upset the delicate balance of municipal and Hollywood reputations.

  • THUMBS UP: PLAYING IN THE RAIN
    Jumping into mud puddles sounds like more fun to some of us than having to deal with one of eastern New Mexico’s toughest football teams. But that was the task required of our local squads last Friday, as the rain poured down.

  • THUMBS UP: WE NEED MORE PAIRS OF LEVYs
    After the City of Las Vegas’ Code Enforcement Division received complaints about overgrown shrubbery and trash in the yard of a home located on the southwest corner of Sapello and Chavez streets, Levy (he pronounces his name “LEE-vigh) Lujan took action. After making considerable progress outside the structure, a social media video showed how much the corner benefitted from the clean-up.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

  • By Dr. José Armas

    Our legislative and executive branch have been failing our children year, after year, decade after decade. The Latino Education Task Force sounded the alarm for 13 years.

    After being shut out, ignored and taken for granted, we turned to the courts to get action. The Indian community also sued.

    Judge Sarah Singleton recently responded with a blistering ruling and a mandate that both branches of government must finally follow the state constitution and come up with a way to fix this disaster by April 2019.

  • THUMBS UP: NO BUSTLES IN YOUR HEDGEROW
    It’s not easy for rank-and-file employees to remain focused while much high-profile turmoil goes on with management. We praise City of Las Vegas full- and part-time employees who continue to take pride in making things hum along while their council and mayor squabble over who wronged whom the most.

    One example is the shrubbery recently pruned along Moreno Street, along an island between the driveways of the Las Vegas Police Department. At citizen request, this pruning made a sidewalk passable.

  • Enjoying the new season of “Better Call Saul”? If not, you should be — you’re paying for it.
    Annually, New Mexico’s taxpayers spend $50 million to “incentivize” film and television production in their state. Unfortunately, after shoveling more than half a billion dollars Hollywood’s way over the years, the Land of Enchantment has little to show for its generosity.

    The payoff from “investment” in the entertainment industry is dismal.