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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art - The word was ‘tie-teh’

    The rate of exchange didn’t fluctuate much for people like your resident doorman who doubles as a columnist.

    The few quarters I carry in my pocket remain there, even after an exchange of pleasantries and cash as my entry fee to local businesses.    

    We’re referring to two things here: My habit of asking for a quarter tip when I hold the door open for someone; and the ceaseless greetings by some mendicants who ask for “spare change” of customers when they enter — and leave — restaurants.

  • Support for USPS bill

    When it comes to preserving the work of the U.S. Postal Service, community newspapers like the Optic have an obvious self-interest. So do Las Vegas, Mora and every other small community with a post office.

    As Washington wrestles with revenue shortfalls at the USPS, thousands of rural post offices have come under threat of closure. Such closures would have a devastating effect on villages and hamlets all across America. Plus, there’s an ongoing debate over whether to end Saturday deliveries, which would only send the Postal Service deeper into financial distress.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 7, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A ‘Hunger Games’ challenge

    If you’ve read “The Hunger Games” — a three-book series written by Suzanne Collins— I dare you to find its deeper meanings.

    If you don’t, or can’t, I think you’re missing something. And if you don’t believe there’s any deeper meaning worth finding, that it’s just written as entertainment, I must wonder if you are being shallow in your literary consumption.

  • News on an area chapel, cemetery

    This is regarding Mr. Ben Archibeque and the chapel and cemetery in Los Vigiles, N.M.

    The chapel, located in Los Vigiles, was built in 1915 by the Fresquez family, i.e. Modesto Fresquez, Juan Fresquez, Cleofes Fresquez and Marino Mejillas.

    This chapel was built in faith and is not to be used for monetary value. It was built for our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, extended family and friends, and is free of charge to those who wish to lay to rest their loved ones.

  • Mil Gracias - May 7, 2012

    We the family of Denise Zimmerly Saiz would like to express our deepest gratitude to Vida Encantada, AmberCare Hospice, for going over the beyond their service.

    Toni Sanchez
    Sanchez, Zimmerly and Martinez family

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - May 4, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! DWI IN THE MORNING. State police responded to a crash scene a week ago Friday after a suspected drunken driver crashed into a telephone pole on Mountain View Drive, started to flee and crashed into a car at Seventh Street and Mountain View. Keith T. Gutierrez, 28, of Las Vegas, then ran from his vehicle to the nearby Allsup’s, where he climbed into someone’s vehicle and told the driver to get him out of there, according to the probable cause statement. But it didn’t work.

  • Editorial Cartoons - May 4, 2012