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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia: Old Town off-limits to Camp Luna G.I.s in WWII

    In “Camp Luna, a Proud Tradition,” we recounted the history of the military training site, and today’s column relates only to a brief period in Camp Luna’s past, as we continue to explain the state of affairs in and between East and West Las Vegas before consolidation. (For Camp Luna’s history, see Nuestra Historia, Dec. 16, 2011.)

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 16, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Majestic animals deserve better

    At the risk of sounding ridiculous, I’m still going to throw this out there for Optic readers to ponder. Regarding the controversy of the horse slaughter house in New Mexico, I can’t help but wonder which side has the better reasoning; both sides appear to make sense, but I can’t get past the idea of slaughtering horses.

  • Keep debate on rally civil

    A few things occur to me after reading all of the letters to the editor about the bike rally.

    One is that those who are truly convinced of the merits of their positions do not need to resort to sarcasm, personal criticism of others and preposterous suggestions concerning how to handle the ever-burgeoning bike rally and issues arising from it.

  • City plays game of hide-and-seek

    Am I the only one who would like to see what Mr. Paul Cassidy, the city’s contract financial adviser, discussed with Moody’s officials? Is there any chance we taxpayers may get this in writing?

    The city administration has thrown Ms. Tana Vega under the bus, saying “...she was able to pull accurate figures to refute the information that Moodys had.”  Did these figures even consider that we must maintain a nine- to eleven-million reserve, versus the current and approximate $4.0 million buffer from our Gross Receipts Tax revenues, etc.

  • Prairie dog killing contest inhumane

    There is probably no more ruthless predator than man; yet as far as we know, man is the only being with a spiritual conscience. Then why does man do unconscionable acts such as the mass killing of wildlife?  

  • Mora Fiestas filled with tradition

    The Mora Fiestas ... are usually held on July 25 and 26, which is interesting because as long as I can remember all the men ride horseback on July 25, which is the day of St. James, and the women ride horseback on the 26th, St. Ann’s day.

  • Rep. Lujan votes to protect Rio Grande

    No one disagrees that clean water  and a healthy Rio Grande are fundamentally important. Without a clean Rio, communities supported by farming would suffer, and New Mexicans’ drinking water suffers.

    That’s why it’s disappointing that the U.S. House of Representatives (recently) voted to block the restoration of Clean Water Act safeguards that help keep our waterways like the Rio Grande clean by including a dirty water provision in a water-related spending bill that makes sure critical safeguards are excluded.