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Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 19, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TERRORIST ATTACK COWARDLY

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 19, 2013
  • Saddened by personal attack

    I was deeply saddened with the ignorance and lack of awareness displayed by Mayor (Alfonso) Ortiz and Las Vegas City Attorney David Romero in their efforts to attack me personally on the issue concerning my signature on the notice of intent to recall.

    My life has always been an open book. I don’t ask anyone to worship me, nor have I ever claimed to be a saint. I paid my dues to society, and I am not ashamed of my conviction. I was a political prisoner of war.

  • Postpone recall effort

    I read the story concerning the effort to recall Mayor Ortiz and wish to express my concern.

    While I am no great fan of the mayor, the recall process is a very serious step which should be reserved for removing a person guilty of illegal acts. It is very expensive when the city cannot afford the cost. It is disruptive to the city administration and the city as a whole taking time away from other important matters.

  • City dangerous for pedestrians

    I would like to bring attention to the extraordinarily dangerous situation concerning pedestrians and bicyclists in our town. As a pedestrian who walks nearly every day, and a bicyclist who is frankly too afraid to ride anymore, I can honestly say we take our lives in our own hands.

    That the city has so negligently let the crosswalk markings become so faded is inexcusable. If funding is available for large raises for administrators, it seems the city should easily afford a little white wash for the streets.

  • Obama should curtail expenses

    In the Thumbs section of the 29 March edition of the Optic comment was made about the possible loss of funding for the Mora-Colfax Head Start program. Rather than demonizing “our elected officials,” I suggest each voter attempt to write and contact President Obama and Vice President Biden to curtail just a portion of their vacation and travel expenses.

  • Family thankful for support

    Aleandra Sanchez’s family from Villanueva would like to thank family, friends and community for the tremendous support during this devastating death. We will never be the same and will live with an empty heart, but we are not alone.

    Elaina Sanchez
    Las Vegas
     

  • Now’s the time to service vehicles

    If you own a vehicle, chances are it needs some work. National Car Care Month in April is the ideal time to spring into action and give your car some extra attention.

    Results of vehicle inspections held at community car care events across the country reveal that 77 percent of vehicles need service or parts. Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value.