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Opinion

  • By Rick Kraft

    What is really at the heart of your existence? What do you value that impacts your life on a day-to-day basis? What is it that really defines you?
     We are all basically the same. We have the basic need to stay alive. We experience the same emotions. We desire to have joy in the world we live in.

    We are all different. How we go about the above and other basics is different for each one of us. We independently march to the beat of our own drum.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 22, 2017.

  • THUMBS UP: PHI SLAMMA JAMMA
    It’s a hopeful a sign of great things to come for Luna Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Beta Mu Nu Chapter. The chapter earned several state, regional and international individual and chapter awards for the recently completed school year.
    Involvement in these types of national chaptered organizations is a key to sense of community and belonging, especially at the community college level.

    THUMBS UP: SHOWING CAUSE AT LUNA

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

  • Editorial Cartoon, Sunday, July 15, 2018.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, July 13, 2018.

  • THUMBS UP: SIX DAYS A MIXED BLESSING
    We thank all the City of Las Vegas employees and staff who Virginia Marrujo, the city’s Community Development Director, helped coordinate. The Optic staff was happy to see our Fiestas Guide distributed by the city freely, and happy to see so many people enjoying so many different musical groups at Plaza Park and elsewhere around town.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 8, 2018.

  • THUMBS UP: STAGE PRESENCE

    There would be too many people to thank that helped make the 130th Fiestas de Las Vegas a fun, exciting and basically a safe and efficiently run community event. Between all the support personnel, entertainers, first-responders, organizers and volunteers, it would be tough to pick out a superstar.

    However, one group really seemed to bring the energy needed to make Fiestas an attraction for future generations of fans and Las Vegas residents and visitors.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, July 6, 2018.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 1, 2018.

  • THUMBS UP: KEEP IT CLEAN

    It’s so nice to see the Las Vegas Plaza cleaned up for Fiestas. Let’s see it continue to look nice all summer long — and for other parts of San Miguel and Mora counties to look just as fresh and new and clean. 

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, June 24, 2018.

  • THUMBS UP: THE DOCTOR IS IN

    We’re happy Tracy Wilkerson, D.O., has decided to see patients in Las Vegas. The growth of our medical community, both in terms of specialists and internal medicine / general practice doctors and nurse practitioners, at San Miguel or Mora facilities, is a big key to population growth.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, June 17, 2018.

  • THE HEAT AND THE OTHER HEAT

    Plenty of folks have documented the difficulties and dangers of fighting wildfires. This month, we’ve seen, not far away in Colfax County, and in other parts of New Mexico and in Colorado, the courage and organization needed to save homes and history.