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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for a good experience

    I would like to begin by thanking you, your staff and the Las Vegas Optic for the endorsement for my candidacy for City Council Ward 3. It was a humbling experience to have received the Las Vegas Optic’s endorsement.

    Thanks to the citizens of Ward 3 who supported me and valued what it I had to say throughout the forums, radio interviews, and the door-to-door campaigning. For those who invited me into their homes it brought real meaning to the welcome mats and signs placed at their door steps and a heartfelt “Mi Casa es su Casa” hung on their walls.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - March 16, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION. Vince Howell was sworn in Friday as Las Vegas’ new council member, but it took more than a few people by surprise — including, it turns out, the council member he replaced. Councilor Diane Moore said she wasn’t notified of the ceremony until about 45 minutes before it took place. She wasn’t able to attend.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 16, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Three who made statehood happen

    At the critical moment in time when statehood was finally within reach, three men in particular made it happen. While one is always associated with the event, the other two have long been forgotten and are seldom mentioned by contemporary writers and historians.

  • Nuestra Historia - Three who made statehood happen

    At the critical moment in time when statehood was finally within reach, three men in particular made it happen. While one is always associated with the event, the other two have long been forgotten and are seldom mentioned by contemporary writers and historians.

  • Community Water Report - Protecting our water future - Part 2

    Again, water supply is certainly the primary obstacle to Las Vegas’ economic health and growth.

    The Las Vegas Community Water Board has been closely tracking the city’s water operations. In light of the political rhetoric over the past several weeks, we thought it worthwhile to report the facts about the city’s water behavior, as we see them.

  • Ten suggestions for Highlands

    1. Improve our academic reputation and intellectual culture. Transform New Mexico Highlands University into a highly respected liberal arts alternative to New Mexico Tech. This is a niche for NMHU, with its beautiful campus and low student-to-faculty ratio. Unique NMHU has much to offer. There are capable and committed faculty with meaningful programs of study. President James Fries has stabilized NMHU to allow this renewal.

  • Focus on issues of real concern

    I was sharing with a friend how I felt about politics and how out of control it is poor examples for our communities, their bickering, mudslinging and belittling each other and posted in the Optic. If there are disagreements, issues like this should be discussed and settled behind closed doors and not to the public.