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Today's Opinions

  • Good news from Alta Vista

    I happened to be a patient all last week at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. On Friday evening, a very nice woman came into my room and introduced herself as Maridel Acosta, the new CEO at the hospital.

    She spent more than an hour talking with me about everything from the history of Las Vegas to Puerto Rican food to her great willingness to join this community to encourage Compassion (with a capital C) in our healthcare facilities here.

  • ‘Demons’ still not brought to justice

    It has been three years that our children Damian and Stephanie were brutally taken from us.This is the most horrific act of evil that could happen to anyone! Damian and Steph, were wonderful kids inside and out, with big hearts, souls, big goals and a very bright future. Our children, full of life! How could this insane act of evil have happened?

    These demons have not been brought to justice yet and we the families are begging for anyone that has any information. Please come forward and help put them away and keep this from happening again.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    UNNECESSARILY BUREAUCRATIC. During a hearing on an annexation proposal last week, Alex Aragon, the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, said he would like concerned residents in attendance to get minutes of the meeting.

  • Another perspective: Questions that need answers

    The problems which beset the Las Vegas City Schools have had the attention of our community over the past weeks and months. The increases to property taxes certainly arouse the attention of many people.

    Although taxes are important, they don’t however overshadow our responsibility to provide students a quality education in a safe and caring environment.

  • Politics: You get what you pay for

    The mid-term “revulsion election” has come and gone, exacting widespread retribution on both the innocent and the impure.    

  • Don’t judge Cordova harshly

    Mora County will soon have a new sheriff and I’m sure he will do good. He was a deputy when I was on the commission.

    The outgoing sheriff, it seems, has made some mistakes, as we all have, because we are human. The only perfect ones are six feet under because, of course, they can’t make mistakes anymore.

  • Breakdown turned out OK

    This is our “on-the-road-again” story thanks to an automotive mechanic from Las Vegas, N.M.:

    Our 187,500 mileage Chrysler 1994 van has been a long-time family member since we purchased it 16 years ago, and this past November, it joined us on our weeklong car camping trip in northeastern New Mexico. Unfortunately on Sunday (the last day of our vacation), while traveling back to Denver we started having intermittent hesitation problems requiring us to be towed back to Santa Fe for a fuel filter replacement.

  • Educators must have adequate tools

    I graduated from Robertson in 1967 at the same time Don Pace did.

    Great to see that a fellow classmate became a reporter for the Optic.

    I read the article that pertained to the Las Vegas Public Schools regarding new adoptions and the lack of follow-through from district management in making sure all teachers and students had access to the curriculum at the beginning of the new school year.