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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t end it with a 'prop' -osition

    As my wife, Bonnie, and I read Sunday’s Optic, she said, “Did you notice the grammatical error in one of the articles?” As a comma chaser for much of my life,

    I became curious.She said that some people misuse words because they sound much like other words. She said she notices when people use “aggravated” when they mean “irritated.”We noted how pe

  • Why make such hay of sports?

    Why make such a big deal out of a high school varsity team winning a state championship?

    Is it because with all the fear, doubt and despair in the world at any given moment, we cling to the achievements on a court or field, which cannot be disputed?

    Or is a respite from “adulting” that allows us to rejoice in the calm and peace that comes from watching young people running and competing, and, for the most part, having a great time?

  • The 2018 session and priorities moving forward

    Although the 2018 legislative session has ended and campaign season has begun in earnest, the legislature’s work is not done yet.

    The results of the session allow us to intelligently plan for the future and fully vet priority issues that will improve life for all New Mexicans.

  • City/acecquia arrangement ‘es un desmadre’

    By Ray Gallegos

    I abhor individuals with 20/20 hindsight. I am writing this article before everyone starts blaming and pointing fingers in order to avert responsibility.

    I have written a series of opinion pieces  regarding the survival of the Acequias and the management of the Rio Gallinas Basin.

    I believe there will soon be nothing left to say on this matter. Las Vegas and the surrounding region have not had any measurable precipitation in more than 90 days and faces the worst inevitable drought in more than 50 years.

  • Which table do you choose to sit at?

    By Rick Kraft

    You arrive by yourself at a dinner you planned to attend. You walk into a fairly large room with maybe 40 tables. Most of them are partially filled. You do not have an assigned seat so you look across the room and you see a diverse group of people already sitting at the tables.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 16, 2018


    THUMBS UP:
    PAIR FOR THE PANTHERS

    There could be so many places to start in praising the hard work of everyone committed to (or associated with) the Pecos High School boys basketball program. From the young men who set the actual screens and blocked the shots on the court to the adults who stood up for the program and led by example, to every screaming gradeschool-age supporter, it takes a special effort to win back-to-back state championships.

  • Rounding up some notable municipal election results

    There were a lot of interesting outcomes in last week’s municipal elections, all over the state. I thought the one I covered up close and personally was exceptional, but it turns out there were plenty of others.