Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective - Capital outlay reforms needed

    New Mexico’s haphazard process of annually awarding hundreds of millions of dollars to state agencies, and to city, county and tribal governments, for special projects wastes tax dollars on projects that are not ready to be built, are not integrated into an overall plan, cannot be properly maintained or will not be managed by a financially responsible entity.

    The good news is that all of these problems can be fixed.

  • Nuestra Historia: DA charges regents, arrest warrants issued

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    On May 20, 1970, the day after Charles Graham was appointed Highlands University president by Regents John D. Robb, Stuart Beck and Frank Peloso, criminal charges were filed against the three regents by Las Vegas District Attorney Donaldo “Tiny” Martinez, and warrants were issued for their arrest.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 10, 2014

    City police dispatchers received 10 different calls early Saturday morning from people reporting gunshots throughout the city. City police were able to get to the area where it was happening in time to arrest two men in a maroon truck that matched the description given to one of the officers by a witness. One of those bullets could have easily hit and killed an unsuspecting bystander.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 10, 2014
  • Writer disputes shooting details

    This letter is in regards to the editorial in (Wednesday’s) Optic (about the) wrong-way driver that was shot by state police.
    According to the state police statement, the driver of the minivan, 72-year-old Albert Urban, drove aggressively towards an officer, and that is why he was shot. That is absolutely wrong.

  • Suspending student licenses a bad idea

    I read your Jan. 1 editorial with some interest. In it you support the proposal by Republican Craig Brandt that schools be required to report student absences to the Motor Vehicle Division who could then suspend students’ licenses. I could not disagree more.

  • Attorney General’s response falls short

    What a disgrace! Gary King responds to the Optic editorial, “Where is Our Attorney General?” and fails to even mention that there MIGHT(?) be a constitutional problem with the Community Rights Ordinance passed by Mora County. And he wants to be our governor? What a disgrace!

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz

  • Curtis Sollohub remembered

    Who of us could have thought it true? Curtis Sollohub murdered his baby sister’s pet grasshopper! Apparently, she, her two sisters, along with brother, Curtis, were packed into the back seat of the family car. They were on a trip, maybe a family vacation.