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Today's Opinions

  • Congratulations to Dons
  • Support the recall against mayor

    We would like to thank all those individuals who have requested and returned the recall petitions. As a result of everyone’s efforts we have already collected close to 700 signatures.

    To those individuals who said they could not sign the recall petition because they have family members employed at the city, thank you for being honest. We certainly don’t want anyone to lose their jobs.

  • Pecos student tired of bullying

    My name is Raelene Duran. I am 12 years old and in the sixth grade. I attend Pecos Middle School.

    I am being bullied by one of my teachers. My parents and I have met with him concerning this matter, and we have had several meetings with the principal. (I recently) attended a meeting and reported this to the superintendent, Mr. Trujillo, and the board members.

    Nothing is being done. Doesn’t anybody care?

  • Thanks to all who helped me

    During my recent stay in Las Vegas I became ill and was admitted to Alta Vista Hospital, this letter is a thank you to all the people who helped me during my stay.

    First to Erica Gallegos for her help with the dogs and to Christian for coming to the house and plugging up the area in the fence so the dogs could not get out. And last but certainly not least to all the people at Alta Vista, from the ER receptionist who saw the distress I was in and got me ahead of some other people.

  • Brush with recall advocate comical
  • Happy that Bush got his library

    I was so happy to see that George Bush Jr. got his library. It was nice to see two presidents together on T.V.

    I have letters and pictures of five presidents, autographed and consider them my treasures.

    All five presidents had wise words of advice but my favorite is George Bush Sr.

  • Nuestra Historia: Beck family published Optic 35 years

    The longest single ownership of the Optic began in 1967, when brothers Robert and Stuart Beck purchased the newspaper. The Beck family published the Optic for the next 35 years, and while old newspaper articles indicate it was the two brothers who owned the Optic, Stuart Beck’s wife Lois was also an owner, and managing editor for more than 20 years.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Preserving our clean air heritage

    Editor’s Comment: This is the sixth in a series of columns addressing issues associated with oil and gas development in San Miguel County. The columns were written by participants in PROTECT San Miguel county, a local all-volunteer grass-roots organization. The group has been working with the county’s oil and gas task force for three years, has toured several existing oil and gas producing facilities, and has been collecting extensive research on the issues. More information is at http://PROTECTsmc.org.