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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 11, 2014
  • Writer supports L’Esperance

    Those of us who have signed this letter endorse and are asking our friends and neighbors in Ward 1 to vote for Oliver L’Esperance for city councilor. We believe Mr. L’Esperance is the kind of councilor we need, one who will listen to average families’ interests and who will work constructively with his colleagues in city government.

  • Compliments on another great event

    On Friday, March 28, La Fiesta de la Hispanidad celebrated its 20th anniversary. We would like to compliment Sara Harris, organizer and emcee, for her dedication to this event that takes place every year.

    Once again she set the tone for another wonderful performance, which was well attended. Our community is fortunate to have a person like Sara to organize this event and find volunteers to donate their time for this wonderful event.

  • Co-op members deserve the truth

    The members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative need to know what is really happening within the “People’s Co-op.”

    I have worked with three different board trustee chairmen and am appalled by the way the meetings are being run. The electric cooperative board is to follow Roberts Rules of Order, and this was not happening to the full extent. The chairman was not acknowledging other board members’ motions or expressed concerns.

  • California student seeks information

    My name is Gabriela Magaña. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif.

    The reason I am writing is that my class is doing state reports and I have chosen your magnificent state of New Mexico. I would really like it if you posted my letter in your newspaper so that I may get the help I need for my report. What I need from you or your readers are pamphlets, postcards, souvenirs or anything else that would be useful.

  • Mil gracias - April 11, 2014

    During times of need it is comforting to know that our community, at all levels step up to the plate to benefit others.

    Our high school youths are no different as I witnessed an extremely dedicated sophomore, Mr. Aaron Campbell, give of his time and talent to ensure that his fellow Las Vegas FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure contestants were well prepared for their state competition.

  • Nuestra Historia - Luis María Cabeza de Baca claimed Las Vegas

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    Sometime in 1820, Luis María Cabeza de Baca traveled from his home in Peña Blanca to Santa Fe, and then to San Miguel del Bado. Don Luis, as he was known, was apparently looking to expand the already large land holdings he owned in Peña Blanca, which is located in Sandoval County, west of La Bajada. In San Miguel he heard about lush and expansive pasture lands located along a river to the northeast, and he joined eight others from San Miguel in filing an application for a grant of those verdant vegas.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 11, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Free Press of Mankato on the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision (April 4):
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on aggregate campaign contributions for individual donors likely left many voters disheartened that once again their influence in representative democracy was further eroded.
    The ruling makes it easy to conclude that money talks in our constitutional democracy and the Supreme Court just gave wealthy donors a megaphone.
    We hope voters and non-voters see it differently.