Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2011
  • Another Perspective: Back to my hometown

    Editor’s note: This article was originally published on www.YourLifeIsATrip.com, a group blog featuring experiential storytelling and first-person travel narratives.

    I had lived in Santa Fe for 23 years before it occurred to me to offer to move back to Las Vegas, where I was raised, to help out my mom.

  • Cannon seeks to find its place

    At the recent public forum community members voiced their objections to the proposed low-altitude tactical navigation flights to be conducted out of Cannon Air Force Base in our area. There were well-founded concerns about the environmental and socio-economic impact such flights would have.

  • A detailed assessment from Air Force crucial

    I am a resident of Miami, N.M.; because of work obligations I have not been able to attend nearby community meetings scheduled for Las Vegas, Raton or Clayton.

    It is crucial that a detailed Environmental Impact Study be made regarding the Air Force’s proposal; the cursory draft Environmental Assessment of “No Significant Impact” is insufficient to address vital concerns that many in our region share regarding the proposed flights.

  • Ron Paul a viable third choice

    The Optic suggests a centrist presidential candidate (editorial, Oct. 19). Mainstream news media portray Mitt Romney as the only candidate to defeat Obama.

    Obama leads in donations from banks, and his campaign fund is expected to reach $1 billion. Large banks are Romney’s highest donors, Goldman Sachs giving him $354,000.

    Both are bought by powerful lobbies demanding favorable legislation allowing them to steal from the 99 percent. Voters have no choice from an establishment controlled by money junkies.

  • Thomas Garcia snubs Mora band

    The Mora High School Band attended the Mora School Board meeting last Tuesday and announced their triumph in winning the State Fair marching band competition for the fourth consecutive year. They formally presented the first-place ribbon to Superintendent Thomas Garcia, who did not accept it. They received a standing ovation from everyone present except Mr. Garcia, who remained seated and did not clap.

  • Riverwalk makes Las Vegas better

    The extension of the riverwalk and bicycle path is now complete. It looks and feels great! To commute or exercise without the deadly hazard of inattentive motorists is a dream come true.

    On behalf of the folks who use this new path, I would like to say “thank you” to those who made is a reality. Thanks, road machinery operators, thanks to you guys with shovels in your hands, and thanks county leaders who, years ago, said, “We can do this.”

  • Another great benefit

    It’s common knowledge, at least in our line of work, that no event becomes an “annual” affair until its second year. So that in itself is cause to celebrate this year’s second annual Mayor’s Charity Ball.