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Today's Opinions

  • Unusual cooperation

    Just when you think the rifts between Democrats and Republicans are too great for anything good to happen, here comes a bipartisan plan to revamp the New Mexico Senate district boundaries. District Judge James Hall approved the compromise plan last week, which had the support of Gov. Susana Martinez, some other Republicans, a group of Democrats and Native Americans.

  • Editor's Note - A love story

    Heather Glidewell McDonald’s life is a love story. One big part of her story is that she fell for her Rogers, Ark., high school sweetheart, Don McDonald. They separated to attend different colleges, but that didn’t last long and, in 1975, they graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, together — a year after they got married. They remained husband and wife for 37-1/2 years.

    From the beginning, Heather was surrounded by the love of family.

  • Work out the differences

    I’m sorry to hear that the residents of Chacon in Mora County, are having problems with La Jicarita Telephone Co. It has been my experience over the years that La Jicarita is very professional when it comes to business and I’m sure they will find another place to put the cell towers and other equipment necessary to give the people of Chacon better service.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! CLEAN ENERGY. A sea of solar panels, spread across, 50 acres has been constructed near Las Vegas — the latest of five PNM solar facilities to open across the state in the past year. At its peak the Las Vegas Solar Energy Center will produce enough energy to power about 7,000 homes and will offset about 44 million pounds of carbon dioxide — the equivalent to taking 4,500 cars off the road, according to PNM.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 20, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - Jan. 20, 2012
  • Who should, shouldn’t lead

    Looks like the city charter will be put to the challenge. With so many running, it is bound to be a runoff. The candidates’ reasons for running are varied and say a lot about them.

  • Guantanamo and its legacy

    I appreciated Robert Pearson’s letter to the Optic of Jan. 13, which highlighted the legal quagmire at the Guantanamo Detention facility.

    U.S. citizens should be very concerned that our country has acquired some of the undesirable characteristics of military dictatorships. Our constitution insists on innocence until proven guilty, speedy and fair trials according to established rules of due process, and respect for the human rights of everyone, including prisoners, even when proven guilty.