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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 22, 2013
  • Tough stance justified

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has drawn a line in the sand on the Mora County courthouse complex project, and we are glad to see the agency taking such a tough stance.

  • Work of Art — The treat is on whom?

    On the occasion of a birthday for one of us, my wife and I joined my sister Dorothy and her husband Joe Maestas for dinner at El Rialto. The rule in the Trujillo household is that the inviter pays for the invitee. And maybe that’s why we don’t invite others all that often.
    But if we can inveigle one another to make the suggestion and turn it into an invitation, we’re willing. We’d almost finished our meal when the waitperson came by with the bill and took brother-in-law Joe’s credit card for processing.