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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: NMHU football is a burden

    Highlands football started this season with three embarrassing losses and a squeaker against another winless team. This is a wake-up call, our annual reminder of what a drag the football program has become.

  • Editorial: Don't close Union

    No well-running business would do away with its best-performing branch. Unfortunately, public entities don’t always operate in that manner.

    That became all too evident when the West Las Vegas board tentatively decided last week to close Union to make room for the alternative Family Partnership School. Indeed, it overruled the recommendation of West’s superintendent.

  • Letter: Gurule-Giron is doing her job

    In a recent article in the Optic, it was noted that addressing constituent complaints by Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron did not please her colleagues because they felt the complaints should go through city employee Teresa Duran. While I feel that Ms. Duran is doing a good job, I think that councilors should be able to bring up complaints for possible resolutions during the City Council meetings, because that is what they (councilors) have been elected to do. Meet the needs of the constituents!

  • Letter: Taxpayers getting the shaft again

    We taxpayers have not even begun to recover from the Wall Street bailout and we are again hit-up to bail out Robertson High School for their mismanagement of bond funds?

    Just how much are taxpayers expected to cover-up? Many can't even afford the monthly premium on their auto insurance. Why is it the only solution is to turn to the taxpayer? Shouldn’t responsible people be held to account?

    Previously, we've had money missing from a city office where only a few individuals had access to the money. Yet, no one has been held to account.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    A couple of weeks ago Saturday morning, while at our home, my mother first fell off our porch, then, after a lengthy six-hour stay at the emergency room at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, was discharged, only to return 45 minutes later to the hospital by ambulance because of an unexpected and unrelated incident to the fall which was, then, followed by a one week stay there.

  • Letter: No thanks to effluent usage

    Piping effluent water up to the city’s reservoirs — the answer to our water problems here in Las Vegas. Is this what it has come to? Are there no other solutions? We will resort to drinking our own waste! Well, Councilman Andrew Feldman and Mr. Glenn Yocum are more than welcome to partake from that glass, but as for me and mine, no thank you!

  • Letter: Redistribution efforts a success

    President Ronald Reagan, Presidents Bush and the Republican Party have done a magnificent job of redistributing the wealth. Their work is still bearing fruit.

    The poor continue to get poorer. The rich continue to get richer.

    Henry L. Lujan

    Las Vegas

     

  • Mil Gracias letter

    We at Samaritan House Inc. are proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the 2010 grant award from The Catholic Foundation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe). A $5,000 award was received and will be used to assist with our Food Pantry Program.

    At the present time, we are servicing about 220 households during our monthly food distributions.