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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Speaking Spanish a political ploy

    Hey, all you English-only advocates, don’t you find it strange that all the politicians, and wannabes, politique in Spanish. It’s like these guys don’t know how to speak Spanish (or want to allow us to speak the language), except when they want something.

    Is this a form of “situation ethics” — kinda like Domenici promising, at every election, that he was going to have enforced the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

  • Letter: Leather jackets, revolving doors

    As a Mora County citizen, I find the articles in the Optic about the Mora County school superintendent scenario this past six months fascinating.

    We are told Dora Romero, former superintendent, was relieved of her superintendent position because of the “slush fund” purchases to which she agreed for leather jackets, steak dinners, et al.

    Then, in the May 12 Optic, we read that one of the recipients of those leather jackets, and steak dinners, New Mexico State Rep. Thomas Garcia, is being interviewed for the Mora County superintendent position.

  • Editorial: Proud of New Mexico

    When people from other parts of the country see New Mexico and Arizona on a map, they see two square states and imagine a land of deserts and mountains. They likely see our two states as very similar.

    But when it comes to politics, the two states are quite different. Thankfully.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    West Las Vegas/Los Niños Head Start would like to thank the following for helping to make our annual Transition Fair held April 30 a success:

    The staff at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, Subway/Shell, Mills Avenue Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, New Mexico State Police, Wind River Ranch, West Las Vegas Schools, Las Vegas City Schools, West Las Vegas Head Start staff and Transition Committee and all parents who attended. Additionally, a special thank you to State Rep. Thomas Garcia, who has been supporting this event for the past four years.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    I’d like to commend Benny and April Ortiz for yet another successful season as the RHS Girls Track Team coaches.  

    Besides being successful in the sport realm, they are very active in teaching the girls life lessons that will impact their lives. These coaches dedicate long, hard hours and sacrifice a lot of their personal time to be there for our children. Please print this so that they know they are appreciated and their efforts have not gone unnoticed.

    Christian Montaño

    Las Vegas

     

  • Letter: Two candidates were impressive

    After attending the forum presenting candidates for County Commissioner, I was very impressed by two candidates for District One, either one of which I wish I could vote for. (I don’t live in District One; I do not know either candidate personally.)

  • Letter: Son encourages vote for his father

    I recently retired as a sergeant major after 30 years of military service, including several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’m a recipient of the Bronze Star. I came back to Las Vegas to be closer to my family and, of course, the good food.

    I would like to take this opportunity to ask you for your support in electing my father, Joe A. Lucero (Yunta), as our next county commissioner for District 1. He is a true professional and will lead by example.

  • Letter: A joke, quote or sign of some kind

    I love collecting quotes, jokes and signs. I once saw a huge sign on an open gate, which read, “Keep Gate Closed.”

    I read something like that in the Optic recently but I’m not sure if it’s a quote, a joke or a sign.

    In an article entitled, “Judge named for animal control case,” I see the City Council voted to appoint an attorney, a former Las Vegas resident, to preside over a case in Las Vegas specifically because he is not familiar with Las Vegas.