Today's Opinions

  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma rises like a phoenix — twice

    The railroad was not deterred by the 1884 fire that completely destroyed the first Montezuma hotel, a three-story frame structure built in 1882. A new four-story stone and brick hotel was immediately erected on higher ground and completed in 1885.

  • Inalienable rights to freedom

    Four years ago, here in Mora County, we were “awakened” by the sound of greed lapping at our doorsteps. “Land men” came to our peaceful, pristine, agricultural community seeking mineral leases to drill for oil and natural gas.  

  • Spending can take your breath away

    Congratulations on digging up the information on the West Las Vegas trip to the Sin City. Government spending takes your breath away sometimes.

    This is further proof that newspapers are desperately needed.

    David Giuliani
    Sterling, Ill.

  • Story on poll came up short

    I certainly agree with the sentiments reported in the admittedly “unscientific” poll taken at the People’s Faire (story Aug. 29, “Poll: Locals favor military cuts”), about cutting the military budget and waste.

  • Including disorder wrong of the Optic

  • Cheney’s torture illegal and immoral

    On Tuesday the memoir of former Vice President Dick Cheney was released. He continues to support the harsh interrogation methods used under the Bush government, including waterboarding, sleep deprivation, long-term isolation, stress positions, and extremes of heat and cold. He will be interviewed on every major television station and will claim that the techniques saved lives, and that no other methods would have produced the same results.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the board and the children of La Plaza Little League, we would like to thanks the following sponsors for their continued support, and dedication to the community.

    First of all God as the season (dedicated to Fabian Trujillo and Joey Portillo) went on without any major incidents or accidents!

  • The special session

    Gov. Susana Martinez has called a special legislative session to begin next week, right after Labor Day, primarily for redistricting, but she’s also tacked several other matters onto the call. We’re glad to see some economic issues placed on the agenda and hope for a productive session.