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Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective - We can do better for our pets

    By Martina Holguin

    For the Optic

    Have you ever driven down a street and noticed a dog or two running alongside the road? When you head out to lunch does the family of cats living behind the dumpster catch your eye? When you take your own dog out for that last walk before bedtime, do your thoughts drift to all those cats and dogs who know the pangs of hunger and who sleep with one ear up, if they are lucky enough to find somewhere to sleep at all? These are the kinds of problems the Animal Welfare Coalition addresses every day.

  • Justice prevailed, charges dropped

    On Dec. 30  I, Joe Olivas, was in the newspaper, namely the Optic, because of an accusation of bigamy. Today, please take time to read this letter, especially those who clapped their hands with joy.

    Well today let’s clap them again because justice has been done. I thank all those who care for Joe M. Olivas- Justice has prevailed. The case was dropped.

    Joe M. Olivas
    Mora

  • Mora reporter is appreciated

    Mrs. Ruth Fort is our Mora area Optic reporter, and she does a marvelous job and is very well liked by our Mora community, and we want her to know she is much appreciated.

    We hope you had a good and fun time at your birthday party... Not many people are lucky to turn 90. Thanks for being our Mora area Optic reporter. Good Job...

    Odilia Cantrell

    On behalf of The VFW Ladies Auxilary of Mora

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP - OFFERS OF HELP
    A fire destroyed the home of David Martinez, in Sheridan, south of Las Vegas. Immediately, Russell Pacheco, the fire chief, stepped in by agreeing to funnel offers of help to the family. He asks that anyone wishing to help the victims contact him at his office at 518 Valencia or call him at 425-2855. He will put callers in touch with the Martinezes.

    THUMBS DOWN - ON BENDED KNEE

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 29, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Reforms will help us compete

    At the beginning of the session, I called on the Legislature to pass reforms making New Mexico more competitive with neighboring states. The mandatory cuts in Washington, D.C. will disproportionately hurt our state, and while we will always fight to protect our labs and bases, we must simultaneously work to diversify our economy by building a stronger private sector.

    I’m pleased that by passing the New Mexico Jobs Package, we reached a bipartisan compromise that will help our economy grow by leveling the playing field with surrounding states.

  • Nuestra Historia - Why Highlands sits east of the Gallinas

    Many months ago, when we began our present tale of two cities, a variation of today’s article appeared in Nuestra Historia, to illustrate the great divide that existed early-on between East and West Las Vegas. As we conclude the story of the founding of Highlands University ­— to bring full circle the early struggle for the school — we present the column again, especially for those readers who have followed the story with interest, but may have missed the previous narrative.

  • Our Watershed - Its condition and threats

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth 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.

    When compared with heavily populated and largely urban or industrial watersheds, the Gallinas Watershed is in relatively good shape. But, if we expect it to continue supplying our water in to the future, we have to face some realities and maximize its performance and resilience to future threats.