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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Criticism of ruling is inaccurate

    Robert Pearson’s Feb. 5 letter in the Optic suggests a response. The Supreme Court’s decision to which he refers is Citizens v. Federal Election Commission, a ruling which did not “overthrow a century of practice and decades of legal rulings” as Pearson states.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the Las Vegas Arts Council, wishes to again thank the United World College and Tome on the Range for their partnership in the successful Literacy Fair held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. This year’s theme was “Where the Wild Things Are: Adventures in Reading.”

  • Letter: Politicians out to save their jobs

    Is it me? Or can it be that alcohol, and all its outlets, were not even considered in the quest to increase tax revenues to offset the shortcomings in the state budget? Instead, our august group of lawmakers have pushed the envelope to where they will tax us all with yet another “special” session. Our trek to maintain professional politicians continues. City, county and state pols have learned from our federal politicians that their job is the only one worth saving.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    New Mexico Highlands University and the Ilfeld Auditorium would like to express our tremendous gratitude to all of the local businesses around the wonderful city of Las Vegas who purchased ads in the Blue Oyster Cult concert program for Winterfest 2010. We would like to thank the City of Las Vegas Lodgers Tax Board for their support of the concert and their contribution. A special thanks to “Ravenous,” who rocked the house opening for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult!

  • Letter: White Peak land swap is a scam

    I have been keeping up with the news of the proposed land swap New Mexico Land Commissioner Pat Lyons is trying to complete. What a disgrace. Shame on this man. The sooner he completes his term in office the better!

  • Editorial: Vote for the charter

    During this election cycle, we’re not planning to endorse any of the candidates for Las Vegas mayor and council. Throwing our viewpoint into the mix just doesn’t seem necessary this time around. As for the proposed charter, however, we’re compelled to speak up, in the interest of good government.

  • Letter: Parking will be the central issue

    Highlands in at it again. Now they are building a new student union building on the corner of National and Eighth. The building will take up the entire parking lot that now has over 200 parking spaces, that are used to capacity every day. The building will add a staff of over 60 people to the area and will have a 700-seat auditorium. Where are these people going to park? Ten blocks away? Oh! The university says it is going to buy the three small properties across Eighth Street and that might give them about 30 spaces. Wow, lose 200 spaces, add 60 staff and gain 30 spaces.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... A CIVIL CAMPAIGN. This year’s municipal election campaign has been the most civil in years. No potshots. No last-minute charges. No malicious gossip. So far — and we hope it stays that way.

    The candidates for Las Vegas mayor and City Council deserve credit for keeping this election season above-board.