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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 23, 2013

    THUMBS UP! MAINSTREET SECURES $75,000 FOR PROJECT
    Congratulations to MainStreet de Las Vegas for securing a $75,000 capital outlay award from the state Economic Development Department. The money is earmarked for renovations of the first floor of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building on Bridge Street. The goal is to turn the building into a museum to honor the history of the city’s firefighters.

    THUMBS DOWN! EAST POSTPONES ACCREDITATION

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 23, 2013
  • Two on Luna board getting a bad rap

    As a former employee of Luna Community College, it bothers me to read all the negative press Luna Community College gets in the Optic.

    I admire board members Dan Romero and Ernie Chavez for having the guts and fortitude to speak up and ask questions at duly approved board meetings. However, the Optic makes it appear that they are the culprits responsible for the alleged “downfall” of LCC.

    These gentlemen are not the ones responsible for the declining enrollment, or for submitting declining enrollment figures.

  • Water board issues call for entries

    As you well know, the Las Vegas area is suffering from the protracted drought. While we are not unique, there are several local issues that make the problems worse. The Las Vegas Community Water Board will again issue Water Conservation Awards to reward those who have contributed most to helping reduce our mismatch between water supply and demand. We also wish to use the awards’ publicity to encourage others similarly to treat our water as the precious commodity it is.

  • It’s religion, not science

    This letter is in response to the “View on abortion based on science” letter (by Frank Splendoria) in the Aug. 9 issue of the Optic.

    I agree with you that we should look at abortion and the continuum of life scientifically.

    Scientifically… the U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health reports that 15-20 percent of women who know they are pregnant have spontaneous abortions (miscarriages — with no medical intervention).

  • Writer shares memories of Cargo

    My father, Ernie Olivas, loved politics. I was saddened and crestfallen to hear of the death of former New Mexico Governor David Cargo. He was a good friend of my father’s.

  • People need to say ‘enough is enough’

    When are we as a community going to say enough is enough. Las Vegas has, in the last (few) months, not lost just one, but two primary care physicians. Not to mention the number of specialists who have moved through the revolving door called Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    Community Health Systems is a Tennessee-based company (that) has no interest in Las Vegas and its people unless it is included in the profit numbers and the bottom line.

  • Mil Gracias - Aug. 23, 2013

    The San Miguel County DWI Preventing Education Program would like to express our gratitude to the following businesses for your generosity in contributing to our Community Prevention Education efforts: Southwest Capital Bank; State Employees Credit Union; LV/SM Chamber of Commerce; LV/SM Economic Development Corporation; Wells Fargo; Community 1st Bank and Expert Auto Detailers.