https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Letters to the Editor 7/21/19 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/letters-editor-72119 <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 16.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Palatino} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; font: 10.0px Helvetica} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Palatino; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}</style> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>Las Vegas Mayor not using charter for intended purpose</b></span></p> Another Perspective: Las Vegas history crumbles around us https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/another-perspective-las-vegas-history-crumbles-around-us <p> By Allan Affeldt</p> <p style="text-align: start;"> <span style="text-align: justify;">R</span><span style="font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify; font-size: 10px;">ecently the front of a beautiful building on Grand Avenue collapsed. It had been abandoned for many years. It was for sale but the price was a fantasy, several times what it was worth.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Beth Speaks for Herself: Crossing the Plains to Chicago https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/beth-speaks-herself-crossing-plains-chicago <p style="text-align: start;"> <span style="text-align: justify;">As&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify;">we headed east from Mount Rushmore, we began seeing billboards flaunting compelling reasons to stop at Wall Drug: Free Ice Water, Six Foot Rabbit, Levis, Western Decor, Burgers.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">When I suggested we stop, Mark smiled: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s already programmed on my GPS.&rdquo;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Just a thought: Change the system to change the results https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/just-thought-change-system-change-results <p style="text-align: start;"> <span style="text-align: justify;">I</span><span style="font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify; font-size: 10px;">nsanity has been defined as &ldquo;doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.&rdquo; This quote has been attributed to several famous people including Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Editorial: City councilors must continue to stand strong https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/editorial-city-councilors-must-continue-stand-strong <p> I<span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 11px;">t is our belief that the Las Vegas City Council needs to continue to take a strong stand and do what they feel is in the best interest of the city. There is no doubt that the city government is in shambles at the moment.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Dispatch New Mexico: Recycling is falling by the wayside https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/dispatch-new-mexico-recycling-falling-wayside <p style="text-align: start;"> <span style="text-align: justify;">R</span><span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify;">ecycling has always been a feel-good issue for the casual environmentalist, but it&rsquo;s turning out to be even less than that.</span></p> <p class="p3"> It&rsquo;s becoming less practical and affordable. Silver City and Taos are just two New Mexico examples of how solid waste authorities are finding it too costly to recycle &mdash; and a big part of the problem, it turns out, is China cleaning up its act.</p> Thumbs 7/19 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/thumbs-719 <p> &nbsp;<b style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 11px; text-align: center;">SUPPORT FOR WILDLIFE CORRIDORS</b></p> Work of Art: You can’t beat N.M. chile https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/work-art-you-can%E2%80%99t-beat-nm-chile <p style="text-align: start;"> <span style="text-align: justify;">W</span><span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino; text-align: justify;">hen we were quite young, our paternal grandmother, who lived near Coyote Creek, passed away in the early &lsquo;40s, we Trujillos needed to make a number of adjustments.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">We lived and grew up in a house on Railroad Avenue (which we all call &ldquo;Tough Street&rdquo;). Uncle Juan, a life-long bachelor and army veteran, who had lived with his mother, came to stay with us, on Railroad Avenue.</span></p>