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Today's Opinions

  • 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
  • Editor's Note - Save the drive-in

    Seems that for the past few years there’s been concern about how much longer the Fort Union Drive-In Theater will be able to remain open. And yet, year in and year out, owner Jeanna DiLucchio manages to produce another season of good movies starting on or near the Memorial Day weekend.

    Each year, however, it gets more and more challenging, because the movie industry is moving away from the 35 mm celluloid films that Fort Union depends on. In fact, according to DiLucchio, the industry has set 2013 as a cutoff year for such films. Instead, they’re going digital.

  • The naked truth about fracking

    Frank Splendoria’s letter to the editor (published Jan. 18) asserts that I have yet to provide “credible evidence” demonstrating fracking’s proven toxic legacy; specifically, calling one of my two sources cited (www.fraccidents.com) “unabashedly biased.” However, Mr. Splendoria neglected to provide any evidence of bias.