• Disgusting action

    Few things can turn a stomach easier than the sight of a creature shot to death and left to rot.

    Those who saw the front-page photo of one of two large decaying bull elk in last week’s Optic may feel such a palpable action. Apparently, a single person or a group of them felt the need to step on to the Las Vegas National wildlife refuge some time last month and destroy two mature elk.

  • Pride in team’s efforts

    As many as 500 Las Vegans took the long trip to Hatch on Saturday to watch their Robertson High School Cardinals compete in yet another 4A state football championship game.

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 6. 2015
  • Climate change a real threat

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (Toledo) Blade and was originally published on Nov. 30.

    It seems appropriate, if tragically so, that the United Nations’ conference on climate change (is taking place) in Paris, the site of horrific terrorist attacks (last) month by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism is an urgent global threat.

    The effects of human-made climate change are longer-term, but are no less dire— or threatening —because of that.

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 6, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Berkshire Eagle (Mass.), on presidential candidates (Nov. 21):

    Somewhere along the line in America, a virtue has been made of ignorance, particularly within the political sphere. The timing could not have been worse.

  • Editorial Cartoon Dec. 2, 2015
  • Thumbs- Dec. 3, 2015

    The Robertson High School Cardinals upset the No. 1 ranked Portales Rams on Saturday, handing them their first loss of the season and earning a spot in this weekend’s Class 4A state football championship game. It was an incredible victory for the Cardinals, who face off against Hatch Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hatch. We wish the Cardinals the best of luck in their quest to bring home yet another state football championship. But however Saturday’s game turns out, it’s been a great season for the team.


  • What was he thinking?

    Parental involvement is crucial to the success of any school. Most teachers and administrators go out of their way to foster that parental involvement, hosting parent nights and other activities in an effort to build a sense of community at their schools.

    It’s a no-brainer. Engaged parents make sure that their kids are doing their homework. They step in when their child’s class needs something. And — by their very involvement — they are sending the message to their children that they value education.

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 29, 2015
  • Editorial: Cautiously optimistic

    We applaud the city of Las Vegas and the Storrie Project Water Users Association for coming back to the table and negotiating a deal that appears to be a win-win for all involved.

    On the surface, the tentative agreement announced earlier this month by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and city Utilities Director Ken Garcia appears to be something that would benefit both the city and its water customers and the association and its members.