Today's Opinions

  • Another Perspective - Fight for rights will succeed

    "Pro-Life and Pro-Choice are very much alike,” wrote Frank Splendoria in his Another Perspective in the July 8 Optic. It’s odd when the two groups are seen as polar opposites. But then I saw something new: Both groups care deeply about a woman in these circumstances. “Pregnant and Scared?” reads the Zoe Pregnancy Center sign on the corner of 8th and Friedman streets.

  • Mil Gracias - July 29, 2013

    Members of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run Committee wish to express our thanks to the many who have so generously supported this event both this year and frequently in an ongoing manner. Specifically, our volunteers, many of whom show up at 6 a.m., spend hours in the sun, and are so vital to our success.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 26, 2013

    You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you’re breaking into a church rectory and stealing from a priest. Documents filed in Magistrate Court this week allege that a Las Vegas man broke into the Our Lady of Sorrows rectory twice last week and made off with a laptop computer, DVD player and a number of other household items that belong to the Rev. Douglas Mitchell. One family member of the suspect told police that the suspect has a drug problem and needs help.


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 26, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Ribera school: The other side

    Although we weren’t asked, here is our story. In 1998 a group of citizens began the mission to resurrect the old Ribera school that was abandoned for many years. They worked with numerous governing entities to secure deeds, cure an encroachment with BLM (five years), become a nonprofit, begin seeking donations and having multiple fundraisers. In 2007, believing that as citizens of the state of New Mexico we were worthy, we requested capital outlay funds to serve these communities in northern New Mexico.

  • Nuestra Historia: Primo Lorenzo ended Romero reign in Old Town

    We now move to the west side as we continue on the rocky road to consolidation, having recounted the relatively stable growth of New Town through the early 20th century, and into the 1930s — at least until mayor Tom Truder’s stormy tenure during that decade.

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  • Divisiveness needs to end

    I’ve been reading all the articles and letters to the Optic editor related to oil and gas development. I’ve also been closely following the discussion of the Community Rights Ordinance. One of the clearest and most accurate letters was written by Fenicia (Ordóñez). Thank you, Fenicia, for your excellent letter. I couldn’t agree more, and it prompted me to write.