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Today's Opinions

  • Real property not being undervalued

    A recent article in the Mora Communicator dated May 16-30 attempts to portray me and my deputy as intentionally undervaluing our personal property. Please note, the property is not personal, it is real property. The Mora Communicator’s staff of one didn’t have the courtesy of talking with me. In any case, it has been previously reported that practically all properties are undervalued because of the grazing status with practically none overvalued. It is also common knowledge that further studies/reappraisals will be forthcoming.

  • The Micronesians

    NORTH FROM TAHITI — We’ve now completed our tour of the South Pacific island paradises. Three years ago, some will remember, my wife and I toured the World War II battlefields of the South Pacific.

    Conditions were still primitive in places like Guadalcanal and New Guinea. We expected they would be very different in Fiji, Samoa, Rarotonga, Bora Bora and Tahiti. But we were surprised to find everything much the same.

  • Correction

    A letter that appeared on April 18, which criticized candidates who illegally post their campaign signs and implicating District 68 House candidate Benjie Regensberg, may have been submitted under false pretenses. The Optic has been unable to confirm that Matias Silva, who reportedly wrote the letter, was the actual author.

    The Optic regrets the matter.

  • La Fiesta a real community event

    Thank you, Tom McDonald, for the excellent coverage of this year’s Fiesta de la Hispanidad and the kind editorial.

  • Congratulations GED students

    The Adult Basic Education/General Equivalency Diploma staff at Luna Community College would like to congratulate our 2007-08 GED graduates. Their achievement has been made possible through their determination, perseverance and dedication. We are proud of you and commend you on a job well done. Good luck and good wishes as you progress along life’s path. We will continue to watch your achievement with interest and pride.

  • Forums offer opportunity

    This week, area voters will get a chance to see the candidates for county and legislative offices up close and personally. If you want to vote as an informed citizen, here’s an opportunity to get educated on the candidates and where they stand on the issues.

  • Support for the union was evident

    Thank you Las Vegas!

    The horns tooted and the people waved in recognition of the union!

    The positive responses to the demonstration May 1 at Mills and 7th Street proved that the citizens of Las Vegas know the union at Alta Vista Hospital is a necessary step toward better health care for all.

    The union was voted in by the Alta Vista workers, but management will not recognize the will of the people. Negotiations cannot happen until management admits the union and the people have won.

  • Government raid signifies much more

    I have to respond to all the media (generated?) flurry about the so-called “cult” the state government raided, impounded and plundered in Texas! “Alas, alas for the day is at hand.” Is this the United States of America or Stalinist Russia/Hitler Germany? This unlawful, brutal action by the government is an atrocity! All of it is based on an alleged complaint by one person who said she was misused! Real, observable abuses of people prevail daily everywhere in America, and what does the government do? Nothing!