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Today's Opinions

  • Divisiveness needs to end

    I’ve been reading all the articles and letters to the Optic editor related to oil and gas development. I’ve also been closely following the discussion of the Community Rights Ordinance. One of the clearest and most accurate letters was written by Fenicia (Ordóñez). Thank you, Fenicia, for your excellent letter. I couldn’t agree more, and it prompted me to write.

  • Activist responds to criticism
  • Rally worth our support

    Las Vegas will once again play host to the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally this weekend, and that’s great news for our city and for the local economy.

    If past years are any indication, our hotels and motels will be overflowing, our restaurants will be bustling and local gas stations will see a nice increase in business as well. The event draws thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, visitors who, besides spending money at hotels, restaurants and service stations, shop at many other local stores.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 24, 2013
  • Work of Art — On tipping waiters

    BRANSON, MO. —The only things we ordered at an Irish pub in Branson, Mo., last week were a couple of chicken Philly sandwiches, a Ruben and spaghetti. It began as no big deal. But it grew.

    Let me explain:

  • Wasteful spending

    A report issued last week by Legislative Finance Committee auditors raises troubling questions about the state’s capital outlay process.

    The bottom line: The state spent about $600,000 to renovate and preserve an abandoned school house in Ribera in San Miguel County and then turned around and sold the unfinished building for $39,000 to the non-profit group that donated it in the first place.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 22, 2013
  • Another Perspective - A revolution of the spirit

    By Lora Lucero

    A global revolution is stirring. I’m not referring to the Occupy Movement, Tahrir Square in Cairo, Taksim Square in Istanbul, the 350.org climate actions or any of the other engaged and enraged protests. Although each is very important and connected, I’m talking about a revolution of the spirit.