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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 4, 2011
  • Tiny, Joe, the monkey and the moon

    It was 1976, and Joseph M. Montoya was seeking his third term to the U.S. Senate. The quintessential politician, Montoya was becoming a powerful senator, and had served on the select Senate Watergate Committee which investigated the Nixon White House. (President Richard M. Nixon  resigned from office Aug. 9, 1974, the only president in history to do so.)  

  • Some protesters just hate America

    I was amused by the list of all of the consequences that will, or might occur, as a result of the proposed low-flight training by the Air Force in the area.

    Local activists were able to hustle 150 people to protest the Air Force plans for said training with such excuses that it will hurt our water supply, contaminate our land with spilled fuel and scare animals. Being stationed at a fighter base in a war zone during the Korean War, I’d rather have friendly low-flying aircraft over my head than enemy aircraft.

  • Mora could go for EMT funding

    Several citizens have expressed their concern over funding for the ambulance service in Mora County. From experience I can tell you that oftentimes we concentrate on the wrong priorities when we apply for funding from the Legislature.

    We ask for money for new buildings, and that’s OK because we all like nice things. However, the buildings are going to be there long after we are dead and buried. We need to start paying more attention to the health and safety of our citizens. I know that the ambulance staff do their best, but we need to start looking at alternatives.

  • Enemy of poor the enemy of God

    I agree with Robert Jeffress that religion should not be marginalized. Christians should depend and promote Christ’s kingdom on earth. We have an obligation to love our neighbor. We cannot have one conscience in our private life and another in public.

    The enemy of the poor is the enemy of God. We are not to make life hard for aliens.

  • Enjoys Lopez’s history column

    I just want to (say) just how much I enjoy (Jesus Lopez’s) “Nuestra Historia” articles.

    I don’t live in Las Vegas, but one of the lawyers in our firm, Kevin Korte, is from your fair city and subscribes to the Optic. He has been kind enough to share your articles because he knows how much I enjoy them.

    Of course, Kevin “knows” your stories, having grown up in Las Vegas; but I think he delights in seeing my reaction to some of your articles. Your city certainly had some colorful characters!

  • Inconvenienced for 2 straight years

    A reply to the Robertson High School parking woes: Let’s not put all the blame on the contractor. This problem started at the beginning of last year. The Robertson parking lot was being reworked after school started in 2010, causing the usual problem with the kids parking in the residential areas. This resulted in blocked driveways, blocked trash cans on pickup days, trash all over the streets and homeowners’ yards, rattled windows from loud music, and kids skipping class and sitting in their cars with tinted windows doing whatever.

  • Mora-area group to evaluate Garcia

    The Concerned Parents for Mora Schools is asking parents to fill out job performance evaluations on Superintendent Thomas Garcia. His official evaluation is in December.

    The Concerned Parents believe the school board is not being responsive to the parents and citizens, and we intend that our opinions and concerns shall not be ignored.  Your input is important.  

    Forms can be obtained at the Concerned Parents meeting at CHET on Thursdays at 6 p.m. or from Lori Vigil, Vickie Lovato or Shelley Rains.