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Today's Opinions

  • Greatness and giving

    We live in a generous community. A lot of people give their time, attention and energy to help others. It seems that Las Vegas brings out the better nature of our inhabitants.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 9, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: A formidable future

    Do you ever think about the future? Well, don’t dwell on it for too long, or you’ll have to rethink it all over again.

    That’s how fast it’s changing.

    Think of history as a line. Up until modern times, it was pretty much a straight line, in which one event led to another in a relatively predictive manner. Things didn’t always make sense at the time, but they usually did when we looked back on them. The line of knowledge and invention angled upward, but it was still basically a straight line.

  • San Miguel County can do better

    When oil companies donate to conservation groups, it’s called “reputation insurance.” Questionable businesses donate to schools to be “good neighbors.”

    Industrial wind energy is very big business. Subsidized by government via taxpayers, wind developers are surfing the green wave of renewable energy.

  • Plan will likely hurt, not help

    I read with concern about the plan of the Las Vegas City School Board to improve student performance at struggling schools in the district. The idea, as presented in the Optic, seems to be this. Students at Paul D. Henry are performing well. That means that the teachers at Paul D. Henry must be doing a good job. So the obvious conclusion is that if we move those good teachers to other schools, the performance of the students at the other schools will improve.

  • Mil Gracias

    This is a comment on my recent stay at Alta Vista Hospital for my second knee replacement surgery.

    The care I received at the hospital is second to none. I give high praise for the complete staff from the floor people to the administration.Thank you for a pleasant and friendly stay.

    John J. Seaton
    Las Vegas

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 6, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! GETTING IT DONE. The city is clearly getting serious about its efforts to clean up blighted areas of town. A couple of weeks ago, crews began the task of hauling away about 150 vehicles, owned by Tony Ortega, near Interstate 25, and last week they took on Bob Dalton’s property across from Robertson High School, hauling off about a half dozen dump truck loads of trash and other debris.