Today's Opinions

  • Columnist had wrong house

    Regarding the column I wrote about my grandparents, Hilario and Silvianita Delgado, living at the Montgomery Bell Mansion, my cousin Tony Ulibarri says this was not their house. He would know since he lived there with his mother and is ten years older then me.

  • Equal rights for all

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history last week with a pair of decisions on same-sex marriage that left gay rights advocates celebrating.

  • Another Perspective - Growing up in the Bell mansion

    In the June 7 Optic, Jesus Lopez wrote about Nuestra Historia, Part 1, and included a photo of a house built by a former slave named Montgomery Bell, who left Missouri and came to Las Vegas in 1867.
    Mr. Bell built a 10-room mansion that was located where Hot Springs Boulevard intersects with Bernalillo Street. Thanks to Mr. Lopez’s historical contributions, I immediately recognized the house where my grandparents lived. I have no doubt that many people in Las Vegas remember this house.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 1, 2013
  • Editorial Cartoon - June 28, 2013
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 28, 2013

    The latest Kids Count survey has found that New Mexico, for the first time, has slipped to worst in the nation when it comes to child well-being. According to the survey, more than 30 percent of children in New Mexico were living in poverty in 2011 and nearly two-fifths had parents who lacked secure employment. The results of that report are sobering. Rather than pointing fingers at one another and trying to assign blame, we all need to roll up our sleeves and get to work on improving the situation for our kids. We owe them that much.

  • Former mayor speaks up for Ortiz

    Maybe Mayor Ortiz should feel honored just to be the subject of a recall. When I was mayor of Las Vegas, Lorenzo Flores and his gang ... stood up, just after I called a council meeting to order, and presented me with a rope with a nicely tied noose on the end of it. He asked me if I knew what it was for before I had the police escort him and his gang out of the meeting. I guess if I had a choice these days, I would take the recall over a hangin,’ but the hangin’ would be a lot less expensive than the recall.

    Steve Franken
    Las Vegas

  • Reconsider decision on RHS principal