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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective - Pruning at parks set to begin

    The Las Vegas Tree Board is a volunteer committee of the city of Las Vegas.

    Its members include forestry professionals and interested citizens whose mission is to help Las Vegas plan, plant and protect its community forest.

    We have three major goals: 1. To increase public safety by removing hazardous trees and limbs; 2. To preserve the legacy of trees planted by our ancestors by pruning to increase vigor and lengthen tree lives and 3. To make our city more beautiful for its citizens and visitors.

  • LPN recognized by association

    It is with great respect and admiration that I submit this to the Optic.

    My friend and colleague Janice Kavanaugh, LPN, has been recognized by the International Association of Nurses, New York, as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and Top Nurse in Las Vegas, N.M.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    A UNANIMOUS DECISION
    It took more than four hours, but when the mayor and Council emerged from their executive session last Wednesday, they appeared to be on the same page on Dodge’s contract, agreeing unanimously that he will continue as city manager for at least the next 14 months. Let’s hope they worked through the issues they have with one another and that the contract represents a fresh start for all of them.

    A BIG PAY HIKE

  • Nuestra Historia: Conclusion of La Voz; photo acknowledgements

    By Jesus Lopez

  • Our watershed: The opportunities

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    To have adequate water supply, Las Vegas needs well designed, built and maintained water treatment, storage and delivery infrastructure. The first piece of this system is a healthy watershed to gather, clean and supply this water.

  • Letters to the editor

    City union supports Dodge
     As president of AFSCME Local 2851 for the city of Las Vegas employees, I, as well as our members, city employees and constituents would like to express our gratitude and support to our city councilors for retaining Mr. Timothy Dodge as city manager.

  • Resignation appropriate

    The sudden and immediate resignation of Mack Crow, president of the local Court Appointed Special Advocates affiliate, calls attention to the function of the organization and, more specifically, to the public stance of individual members.

    To review:
    Members of the children’s advocacy group called a meeting — without Crow — and agreed to demand that the then-president of the organization resign.

    The issue was Crow’s advocacy for a man he described as a personal friend.

  • Editorial Cartoon - We lose them by threes