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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 25, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Thankful for what’s still standing

    I may be an inky wretch by day, but more than that I’m a family man. My greatest role model, my father, was a family man; my mother a dedicated homemaker. And while they are gone from this earth now, I remember them as the best parents anyone could ever hope for.

    Still with me are my five brothers, all with families of their own, an ex-wife and two daughters, and a passel of cousins and others in our extended family. Every year about this time, we all get together at a retreat center in the Ozark Mountains, in my native state of Arkansas.

  • Letter to the Editor - Nov. 25, 2016

    Mil Gracias
    Mayor Gurulé-Girón and the management and staff of the City of Las Vegas give their heartfelt thanks for the generosity of the following institutions and individuals during this holiday season:
    Mike Melton and the SouthWest Capital Bank for donating $6,616 in matching funds for bulletproof vests for our police officers, and $8,000 to buy food for our Senior Centers;

  • What we’re thankful for

    In just 24 hours, most of us will be with family and friends enjoying a delicious turkey dinner and thinking about what we are most grateful for in our lives.

    Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it’s built around spending time with those in our lives who mean the most to us and taking a moment to think about the blessings in our lives.

    As we prepare to celebrate another Thanksgiving, the Optic’s Editorial Board would like to wish you a wonderful holiday and to share some of the things we’re grateful for.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 23, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 23, 2016
  • Work of Art: Grateful for avoiding pedestrian

    I came close to creating another obituary for the Optic as I drove downtown on Hot Springs Boulevard Thursday night.

    I proofread all the obits after La Gente Editor Mercy López places them on the page. Thus, it’s safe to say we have a long-time vested interest in what appears on the Optic’s page three.

    On Hot Springs, as one approaches the Behavioral Health Institute, the speed limit drops from 45 to 35. I slowed down and soon noticed a woman close to the middle of the street.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Over the moon

    By Beth Urech

    One year ago, my first Beth Speaks for Herself column was published in The Las Vegas Optic. I was over the moon. By the way, did you see the Supermoon (officially the perigee-syzgy)? I watched it rising at the Highlands Observatory with my husband Mark, Joe McCaffrey, Ryan Rudolph, Elena Adali Jimenez, Henry R. Sanchez and other ardent moon gazers.