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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Medical marijuana case handled badly

    I am appalled at how law enforcement officers handled the case of the legal marijuana caregiver with his legal New Mexico license, in an article that appeared in this past week in the Optic newspaper.

     On July 28, I called 911 after finding the elderly man that I took care of, dead in his chair. He was also a patient on the New Mexico Medical Marijuana program, with John Emerick as his caregiver.

  • Letter: Thoughts for the new school year

    A new school year has started and I know I’m preaching to the choir but it never hurts to reinforce important facts. Teaching is a hard but rewarding job. Next to the parents, a teacher is the most important person in a child’s life. Educators spend a lot of time and energy and money to prepare for their professions. Presidents, governors, and all other important people in the world accomplished something because they had good teachers who recognized their talents and potential early in life. A teacher’s patience and dedication never go unrewarded.

  • Letter: More educating on recycling, please

    I was delighted to read in Friday's Optic that the city of Las Vegas is considering a new recycling hub. Until I read the article I wasn’t aware that Las Vegas was engaged in recycling at all. I am pleased to hear that they plan to improve their recycling program.

  • Letter: Editorial cartoon misrepresentative

    Do you really believe what is portrayed in this cartoon (which ran Sept. 1)? From all that I saw on TV, and read in the various news releases, the crowd that attended the (Glenn) Beck gathering were far from ignorant and they were not uninformed.

    I have a recording of (Martin Luther) King’s speech that I have heard dozens of times and I have always thought he was speaking to all of us. Beck was not “stealing the legacy.” There is much more hate and ill will expressed in this cartoon than appeared at the meeting.

  • Publisher's Note: Bad business

    It's no secret that the nation has been riding out a deep recession for a couple of years now. At the Las Vegas Optic, where I’ve been editor and publisher for nearly six years, we have faced these hard times by making tough decisions.

     Last year, for example, we made the move from carrier delivery of our newspaper to mailed delivery. It saved us money. Getting our product to our customers is a costly endeavor, and we were thrilled to find a more affordable option with the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Letter: Mil Gracias

    On Aug. 21, John’s Cowboy Kitchen in Mora held its second annual car show and hotrod run.

  • Letter: Mil Gracias

    On behalf of Valley Elementary and Middle School, I would like to thank Albertson’s Grocery Store on St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe for allowing my school to be part of their special event, which was held Aug. 7.

    Thanks to Mr. Eddie Morales and Mr. George Cavolos of Premier Distributing Company for all their contributions. I want to thank all of the people who supported our fundraising efforts.

    Becky Gallegos

    Principal

    Valley Elementary and Middle School

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... WALL-TO-WALL EVENTS. Never say there’s nothing to do in Las Vegas, or else we’ll have to pull out the calendar of events and prove you wrong. This weekend, for example, there’s a fishing derby on the Gallinas River, just off Bridge Street, for the benefit of our local Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and a Harvest Festival less than a mile to the east, at Sixth and University.