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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 12, 2017
  • Work of Art: 'Addicted to Facebook'

    The first time I bought a totally portable battery-operated radio, I believed I’d gone to Heaven. Even though I was able to receive only one station, KFUN-AM, I enjoyed listening to the Game of the Day as I delivered papers on my Optic route, which comprised two streets across the tracks, Railroad (which we call Tough Street), Grand and parts of First and Second.

    I taped the small radio to the handlebars and got fairly good reception. That made me a Brooklyn Dodger fan, as that team was on the air most often.

  • NMSP chief, do your job

    The following editorial appeared recently in the Rio Grande Sun newspaper, which serves the Española area.

    Full disclosure: New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas is not one of our favorite people. He lords over a clandestine organization that spends an enormous amount of time, money and other resources to keep information from the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 9, 2017
  • Another Perspective: State engineer, city should closely examine Storrie arrangement

    By Arthur Ray Gallegos

    I believe that many are aware of the contentious relationship between the City of Las Vegas and the Acequias.

    We are so busy being taxed, trying to raise our children, and pay our bills that the average person does not think about water until they can’t wash their car, water their lawn, or the faucet is dry.

  • Just a Thought: The price of being a proud American

    By Rick Kraft

    I have stood 30 meters below where the first atomic bomb was exploded in Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. I have been in Sparta where countless battles occurred in the 5th century B.C. between warring communities within what is modern- day Greece. I have looked over the battlefield at Gettysburg, Penn., where the tide was turned in our Civil War in the first three days of July 1863.

  • Babbling Brooks - New Mexico needs to export more goods

    There is plenty of talk about how San Miguel and other northeastern New Mexico counties can hang onto the government or farming and ranching jobs it has held for years. There is far less conversation about how private-sector growth can expand in the area.

    If a country exports a greater value than it imports, it is called a trade surplus, positive balance, and conversely, if a country imports a greater value than it exports, it is generally called a trade deficit, negative balance, or, in campaign rhetoric, a “trade gap.”

  • Letters to the Editor - July 9, 2017

    Support refugees
    We refer to the front page article in the Optic of Sunday, July 1, titled “City, county both hear ‘sanctuary’ requests.”  The article correctly points out that “Sanctuary” is a term which has “different meanings around the U.S.,” but it misrepresents what took place at the meeting of the City Council. A resolution was presented to the Council, with 17 supporters in attendance, but the resolution deals with refugees rather than with immigrants and sanctuary.