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Today's Opinions

  • Mora reporter is appreciated

    Mrs. Ruth Fort is our Mora area Optic reporter, and she does a marvelous job and is very well liked by our Mora community, and we want her to know she is much appreciated.

    We hope you had a good and fun time at your birthday party... Not many people are lucky to turn 90. Thanks for being our Mora area Optic reporter. Good Job...

    Odilia Cantrell

    On behalf of The VFW Ladies Auxilary of Mora

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP - OFFERS OF HELP
    A fire destroyed the home of David Martinez, in Sheridan, south of Las Vegas. Immediately, Russell Pacheco, the fire chief, stepped in by agreeing to funnel offers of help to the family. He asks that anyone wishing to help the victims contact him at his office at 518 Valencia or call him at 425-2855. He will put callers in touch with the Martinezes.

    THUMBS DOWN - ON BENDED KNEE

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 29, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Reforms will help us compete

    At the beginning of the session, I called on the Legislature to pass reforms making New Mexico more competitive with neighboring states. The mandatory cuts in Washington, D.C. will disproportionately hurt our state, and while we will always fight to protect our labs and bases, we must simultaneously work to diversify our economy by building a stronger private sector.

    I’m pleased that by passing the New Mexico Jobs Package, we reached a bipartisan compromise that will help our economy grow by leveling the playing field with surrounding states.

  • Nuestra Historia - Why Highlands sits east of the Gallinas

    Many months ago, when we began our present tale of two cities, a variation of today’s article appeared in Nuestra Historia, to illustrate the great divide that existed early-on between East and West Las Vegas. As we conclude the story of the founding of Highlands University ­— to bring full circle the early struggle for the school — we present the column again, especially for those readers who have followed the story with interest, but may have missed the previous narrative.

  • Our Watershed - Its condition and threats

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    When compared with heavily populated and largely urban or industrial watersheds, the Gallinas Watershed is in relatively good shape. But, if we expect it to continue supplying our water in to the future, we have to face some realities and maximize its performance and resilience to future threats.

  • Judge Mathis deserved better

    Hon. Eugenio Mathis has sat at the bench as a District Court judge in Las Vegas since 1992, and during his tenure provided great service to the community.

  • Road condition is disgraceful

    My name is Debby Matthews from the KOA Campground south of the town of Las Vegas. We have had the campground for 10-1/2 years and the Lord has blessed us immensely over those years. What has not been a blessing is the county road in front of the campground, which is part of the pre-1937 Route 66. We have called frequently to . . . the Roads Department, but are told that there are no funds to pave the County road/Route 66.

    There were enough funds to pave the same road (not part of Route 66) from our mailboxes down to many of the homes on the Romeroville Frontage Road.