Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - July 20, 2012

    THUMBS UP - NEW FOR THE ELDERLY ... Meadows Home Skilled Nursing Facility, part of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, is opening its doors with the completion of its 36-bed first phase of construction. The nearly 50,000-square-foot facility includes semi-private rooms and a visitation area, dining rooms and courtyards, a salon, a library and a small store for its residents. And with two more construction phases planned, the Meadows will be growing. This modern facility replaces the state hospital’s two other nursing facilities, which were built in 1948 and 1955.

  • The schools’ report cards

    By Keith Tucker

    Regarding the school report cards for West Las Vegas and Las Vegas City schools, I am disappointed but not surprised.

  • Mil Gracias - July 20, 2012

  • ‘Disindependence’ for Las Vegas

    What a sad day for the descendants of the Spanish/Mexican-speaking settlers of our region. Our Fiesta Queen was hijacked from her home at Our Lady of Sorrows. The Fiesta Queen es La Reina de Las Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Dolores de Las Vegas Grandes. She didn’t pull the train into Las Vegas in the late 1870s, nor is she a firecracker. She represents the settlement of the Las Vegas Land Grant way before the Easterners brought their celebration to our community.

  • ‘Outside’ water rates not fair

    We live on NM 65, the road to Montezuma, right beneath Bradner and Peterson Dams. One of the main water lines that the city gets its water from runs right along NM 65, next to my front yard. Yes, the city of Las Vegas gets its water from outside city limits.

  • Delighted with the fire station news

    I live on the edge of a very large forest. Therefore, fire is a very large priority, whether it be forest or house fire. I am delighted to learn from a recent Optic story that we will have a third fire station in this very large area. This station will be up in the Sapello Canyon, near San Ignacio.

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  • Necessary increases

    Anyone who has been keeping up with Las Vegas city politics knew a proposal to increase water rates was coming. It has been widely discussed since last year, when a preliminary engineering report recommended spending $120 million over the next 40 years on the city’s water system.