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Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia: Optic was mum during Magee spectacle

    The Optic’s fourth owner, H. W. (Hub) Kane, was from Chicago and came to New Mexico as an engineer following WWI, working in water conservation and irrigation in the Raton area. Apparently finding journalism more alluring than the profession he had trained for at the University of Kansas, Kane left engineering to become a reporter and editor for the Raton Range, and later the Springer Times.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Financial impact to property owners

    By Percyne Gardner

  • Mora law cannot stand

    Mora County has drawn both praise and criticism for becoming the first county in the nation to permanently ban oil and gas drilling.

  • Work of Art — Now that’s a gentleman

    It was a great feeling, reading the letter by a true gentleman. And maybe a scholar too, who wrote articulately, in a balanced manner and laid the blame at the altar of politicians.

    Let me explain: The letter writer’s identify is still a secret, but we do know that he’s a wrestler from Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque who was in the middle of an exam at the time the court case he was involved in was taking place. That made it impossible for him to attend the court hearing; his attorney read the letter for him.

  • Tuition hike too high

    On the same day that hundreds of Highlands University supporters hailed the dedication of the sparkling, high-tech Student Union Building, regents voted to increase tuition and fees at this beloved institution of higher learning.

    It’s hard to argue with inflation: The administrative, professorial and support staffs justifiably need to be paid, if only to keep up with inflation; the cost of the new facility went beyond the original budget, and the university’s health insurance costs and retirement contributions continue to rise.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 6, 2013
  • Another Perspective - We deserve a better mayor

    Organizers of the effort to recall Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. did not decide to undertake this effort lightly, or for trivial reasons, or around a single issue. The reasons for this recall effort have already been misrepresented, and so we are setting the record straight.

  • Mil Gracias - May 6, 2013

    Comcast Cares Day was held last Saturday at the First Born of Northern New Mexico office at 1900B Hot Springs Blvd.

    We had 26 people participate in Comcast Cares Day, which seems small compared to the 70,000 people worldwide who were doing Comcast Day, but to us it was very important. Our facility got all the woodwork painted in the building plus the kitchen. Carpeting was shampooed and a new front door was donated and installed. The final upgrade was window flower boxes on our porch, which are beautiful.