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Today's Opinions

  • Why was Mr. Einer’s petition denied?

    I just read the informative (Feb. 1) article “Activist sues county clerk”, by Martin Salazar and my first response was, What? How is it possible that the county clerk could stop a petition from moving forward? It is my understanding that she is in the position to review a petition for content and form and nothing more. So, how could Rivera have denied Mr. (Lee) Einer’s petition in the first place? What right did Rivera have to deny him, and by what authority?

  • Licenses for all: sensible, sane, ethical

    On Tuesday, Jan. 15, in her State of the State address, Gov. Martinez announced that repealing drivers’ licenses for the undocumented will again be a legislative priority for her.

    The defeat in the Legislature of previous  attempts to deny drivers’ licenses to the undocumented makes one wonder if the resurrection of this issue is nothing more than political grandstanding.

  • Mil Gracias - Feb. 8, 2012

    The Greater Las Vegas Lions Club extends its heartfelt thanks to everyone in the community for purchases and facilitating our annual Holiday Pecan Sale. This is our major funding source for providing assistance to those needing financial help in securing an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Once again, we will be able to continue our work because of your generosity.

  • Forward progress

    Now that voters have made their leadership selections for school districts around the state, let’s turn our attention to something those leaders will need to face in the months and years ahead.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 6, 2013

     

  • Work of Art - Double axels, double features

    Two things that generate a lot of nostalgia have been in the news lately: The prospect of bringing back the skating pond at Montezuma and the possibility of Las Vegas’ soon being without a drive-in theater.
    First the skating pond. It’s hard to pinpoint the year people stopped using the rink, located next to a steep cliff just beyond the community of Montezuma.

  • The school elections

    Tuesday’s a big day for area schools. It’s election day. At stake is who will lead the districts in Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos and elsewhere into the future.

    At this juncture, we have two hopes: One is that you’ll take the time, if you haven’t already, to cast your ballot. The other is that the Optic, through its reporting, has helped to inform and prepare you to make the most responsible decisions regarding the contested races for school board positions and bond requests that the districts are placing before you.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 4, 2013