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Today's Opinions

  • Beautiful outcome, one and united

    This letter is written to the East/West Las Vegas school boards of education and to Gloria Lovato-Pacheco and Gary Gold. I wish to send “kudos” to both for coming up with consolidation for both school systems. “Bravo” to all of you who are seeking the coming together of our community for the good of all of our young people. This should have happened a long time ago.

  • Conflicts and complicity

    Letter from a lowly taxpayer who still hasn’t received his trash roll-away: Let’s see, Campos imposes Dodge on our little city.  Campos is monetarily involved with at least two hires of our city fathers (sic). Luna has a conflict with Luna’s utilities bill with the city. Campos’ Dodge gets rave reviews from at least two city councilors, even after the deaths of two city employees.

    Does anyone else here smell conflict of interest or complicity of any kind?

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT. Las Vegas City Council member Andrew Feldman is ready to hang it up. Fellow councilor Diane Moore is too. Neither will seek re-election next year, and Feldman, who announced last summer his intention to run for mayor, has decided not to run for that position either.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2011
  • Chicken Little’s fears unjustified

    Attending the veterans ceremony at veterans park, I was amazed at the precise landing of a Guard helicopter across the street. He landed within a few feet of parked cars and people attending. No one seemed scared and all was a rush of pride at seeing our nation’s best doing what they do best. I was also thinking the usual protesters were not there to shoo them away and tell us about all the dangers.

    Three city councilors were there and I hope they don’t consider this a break of the resolution about low-flying military aircraft or, worse yet, consider a new one.

  • An apology to Thomas Garcia

    I wish to retract a part of the letter I submitted entitled “Garcia snubs Mora band.” While Mr. Garcia did not rise with everyone else, he did quietly ask the young man where the ribbon should be displayed, and the young man informed him that it went in a certain display case, and that he would put it there, whereupon Mr. Garcia handed it back. This exchange was very quiet, and so not heard by most in the room.

  • CASA needs, deserves support

    First I would like to express my gratitude for the continued and unwavering support of the CASA program by the Optic. At its very inception, the Optic printed a front page article resulting from an interview of the executive director of the program. Secondly I would like to encourage anyone who have an interest in helping children, to consider the CASA program as a way to contribute to the wellbeing of abused and neglected children.

  • Nuestra Historia - Highlands’ Eyring left office in his chair

    We conclude our myth, legend or fact series with the bizarre departure of a Highlands University president 60 years ago.

    On Nov. 23, 1951, the Highlands University board of regents fired university president Edward Eyring, who had served in that position since 1939. Eyring had apparently served well for more than a decade, but in the last year had become erratic, according to the board.