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Today's Opinions

  • Protect our beauty for the future

    I read the letter to the editor written by Marino Rivera in the Sept. 2-4 edition of the Optic regarding oil drilling in Mora County.

    I agree 100 percent with what is written. I’m glad several citizens have joined together to do something about it.

    I honestly love each and every citizen in Mora County, but they need to wake up! We have a hidden paradise. Our valley is one of the more beautiful sites on the face of the earth.

  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma’s United World College

    Charles, Prince of Wales, and heir to the British throne, came to Montezuma on Oct. 28, 1982, to dedicate the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Sept. 23, 2011

    The Oregonian, Portland, Sept. 17, on solar manufacturer Solyndra — If hyperbole could turn a turbine, the lights of Washington would be burning bright. Republicans are spinning the collapse of the solar manufacturer Solyndra, the Obama administration darling that churned through a $535 million federal loan, into an attack on all of green energy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 21, 2011
  • Immediate attention

    City officials have every right to be upset over renovation efforts at a public housing project in West Las Vegas — it appears that the contractor, Nambe Construction of Santa Fe, has made a mess of things. And if the company doesn’t act fast to correct the situation, the city will be justified in terminating the contract and looking for someone else to finish the job.

  • Work of Art: What will the people say?

    It’s just my luck to have been raised in a family where appearance might not have been paramount, but it was nevertheless w-a-y ahead of whatever was in second place.

    My mother, the late Marie Trujillo, would have been scandalized had we little Trujillos done anything to bring dishonor to the family. A devout Catholic, Mom probably added a couple of beads to the rosary she carried, something that ponders, “Que dira la gente?”

  • Too much doubt for execution

    Troy Davis is scheduled for execution in Georgia today for the murder of a policeman, even though almost all the original witnesses have signed affidavits reversing their earlier testimony. Most claim their testimony was forced by the police. Numerous witnesses have said that another man, one of Davis’ original witnesses, has claimed to have committed the murder.

  • West’s policy usurps rights

    The West Las Vegas School Board is flat-out wrong to have passed a policy prohibiting audio or video recordings of its Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings between educators and parents. It’s unfair to the parents and the students involved; it places the legal interests of the district over the rights of the parents and their children; and it drives a wedge between the educators and the parents who seek what’s best for their kids.