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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 6, 2018.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Billion-dollar babies
    It seems that every other newspaper article I read these days manages to mention this billionaire or that billionaire. All of a sudden you can’t accomplish anything without having a billion dollars or so lying around.

    The owners of this current title of quasi-royalty appear to be in charge of this runaway train we call a country and their bank account is so great that the rest of us schmucks can only hang on for dear life.

  • Thumbs: Our high-country lowdown on the news, April 13, 2018

    THUMBS UP: DOCUMENT THE EVIDENCE
    Dozens of San Miguel and Mora county residents call the Optic each month with reports of perceived or suspected government wrongdoing. David G. Romero not only took matters into his own hands, he began a paper trail of documentation that he wasn’t even required to compile.

  • Never break a prom date

    Ah! Spring is the time when a young man’s fancy — and an old man’s plain.

    True, that’s a slight distortion of the old saying, the last part having to do with “thoughts of love.”

    But forgive the looseness of my rendering of that quote as we delve into the prom fever that’s on many people’s minds during this time of rising temperature (but still precious little rain).

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

  • From many points of view

    It’s not simply the responsibility of the editor of this newspaper to see things through his own point of view. It’s important for him to put himself in other people’s shoes.

    As a 45-year-old white male, raised in suburban Washington, D.C., that editor might see things through the lens of a unique set of experiences, but so has nearly everyone else his age.  One of the most important reasons to travel and live in multiple places is to see how the world looks through the eyes of so many different kinds of humans — and other species.

  • Raising two people up with one act

    It’s been a difficult day. Nothing seems to have gone right. The day started bad and then got worse.

    It’s late in the day and you are just trying to hold on to make it to the end. You’re walking down the hall and out of the blue someone says, “Hey, I like your outfit!” You stop and think, “What did they say?”

  • Restoring the Gallinas is a mutli-faceted task

    You’ve likely heard about the work the City is doing to renovate Bradner Reservoir, and the upcoming renovation of Peterson reservoir, but there are some really exciting water storage projects that we haven’t been talking about.

    The city has been collaborating with the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance to restore the health of sections of the Gallinas River floodplain. Such work was recently completed on city property near the Placitas Fire Station, and will soon commence on the Gallinas River Park running  from Bridge to Independence Streets.