Today's Opinions

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! AL-QAEDA TAKEN DOWN. It took nearly 10 years and two wars — one excruciatingly long and frustrating war, and other misguided and unnecessary — but Osama Bin Laden and a number of important Al-Qaeda leaders have been eliminated. And while the hate-filled ideologies of this band of terrorists may live on, the organization itself it just about dead. Call it justice, vengeance or whatever you like, the world is better off because the U.S. is winning the war against terrorism.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 9, 2011
  • Criticism of board decision

    At the Mora school board meeting held Aug. 16, an offer was made by Help New Mexico offering the Mora schools almost $8,000 a year for rental space. The offer was voted down by a 3-2 vote after George Trujillo called it a political movida. It is my opinion the George is the only person who does political movidas. Mr. Board Chairman, couldn’t the school use this money?

  • Giuliani just won’t leave us alone

    Here I thought we got rid of (former managing editor David) Giuliani’s biases and bigotry, but it would seem he will continue to haunt Las Vegas even unto the grave.

  • Congratulations to Bustos, Chavez

    Congratulations, Vera Bustos! I have been an admirer of this girl’s accomplishments all through her high school and college years. She is a determined hard-working scholar star and she has now found the rainbow with a contract to play professional league in Greece with a round-trip airfare and fully furnished apartment paid by her team. How exciting is that? I am very proud of you and wish you many more blessings. When you can, let us know by way of the Las Vegas Optic how you are doing, OK?

  • Good service after hours

    My wife and I attended the recent Team Cutter/Hot Vegas Nights car show and had a mechanical problem with our show car. Having limited tools and resources, we expected a long expensive tow home.

  • Nuestra Historia - The five faces of Montezuma

    After the nationwide economic panic of 1893, the lavish  Montezuma hotel and resort  closed, although several unsuccessful attempts were made during the next decade to revive the grand destination. Finally, in 1903, Montezuma closed its doors for good, no longer attracting the rich and famous, who were by then visiting other western resorts, and traveling abroad in luxurious steamships.

  • Just a Thought: Victims or heroes? The choice is yours

    “Honey, call 911. My flight’s been hijacked. I know we’re all going to die. I’m not giving up. We’re getting ready to do something. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.”

    These were the words spoken by 38-year-old Tom Burnett 3,000 feet in the air over the skies of Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to his wife, Deena, who was having breakfast at home in California. Tom was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93.