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Today's Opinions

  • Straight from the City: ‘Waste not’

    Sludge. It’s really not a glamorous topic. But on the other hand, any farmer can tell you it’s the earthy things that are the most fertile.

    The city’s wastewater department is doing good things with sludge.

    Used to be, the sludge by-product of our wastewater treatment system was wet, and heavy, and city employees were hauling it out to the airport by semi truck to dump it, 12 to 20 times a week.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 27, 2016

    Abortion will always be available to affluent

    So soon-to-be President Trump would like to outlaw abortions or allow states to do so, if they so choose. Does he understand the consequences?

    Abortion will still be available to those with money — always has, always will. But lower income women will be forced to bear unwanted children.  

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 25, 2016

    THUMBS UP! CHANGING OF THE GUARD

  • 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