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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 13, 2013
  • Work of Art - Why not just converse?

    The guy is either contemplating his navel (isn’t that the expression people used decades ago, for doing something pointless?) or he’s texting while driving. His head bobs to check the color of the traffic light, and sometimes he relies on a honk from the car behind him to decide when to proceed.

    That’s become a common occurrence. Some state organizations have even created a public service ad that urges people to sign a pledge in which they promise to W8-2text.

  • The latest outrage

    The nearly four-year-old Clayton Jay Quintana case has been, for many, one outrage after another. The latest is that even though he’s a convicted sex offender, and has to register as one, the law exempts him from having his name, photo and other information on the state’s sex offender website.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 11, 2013
  • Editor's Note - A letter and a conversation

    A conversation I had and a letter I received last week got me to thinking about what’s wrong and what’s right about Las Vegas. Let’s start with what’s right.

    People top the list of what’s right, as far as I’m concerned. We enjoy a great diversity of cultures and backgrounds here — not so much as a melting pot but as a tossed salad.

    I love the legend about how warring Native American tribes once declared the hot springs in Montezuma neutral territory, so all could enjoy its soothing and medicinal powers in peace.

  • ‘Las Vegas takes care of its own’

    As you well know by now, the Litherland house was burned severely a few weeks ago. I believe that the best quote came from my son, John: When he called, he was frustrated to be so far away at such a time, however, he said that he was not worried because Las Vegas takes care of its own. And that is certainly true.

    I will try to express our gratitude to all who aided and lent support to us for the last several days in this letter to the editor at the Optic.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 8, 2013

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME THE NEW CEO. Kathleen Cahill, a New Mexico native with more than three decades experience in the health care industry, is the new chief executive a Alta Vista, succeeding Maridel Acosta, who left for Roswell after two years here.
    Cahill comes up to the northern part of the state after administrative positions in Las Cruces and Roswell. Here’s hoping for her success here in the Meadow City.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 8, 2013