• Letters to the Editor - Nov. 22, 2015

    Recognition for Alta Vista

    There is a relationship between  evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes. Alta Vista Regional hospital understands this relationship, and we are excelling at providing treatment for pneumonia, surgical and immunization.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 15, 2015

    Poverty limits college graduation rates
    Gov. Susana Martinez made an unsubstantiated claim about prompt college graduation and poverty reduction. The 9-11-15 AP report “State falling short on higher education” implied that measures to speed college completion would help to reduce poverty  levels. A simple correlation between these factors cannot prove which, if either, is a cause of the other.

    However, numerous studies support the contrary view that poverty limits college graduation rates.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 8, 2015

    Highlands president deserves an ‘F’

    Sam Minner, Highlands’ new president, has brought home his first report card for the school year, and there is a large, red “F” in the integrity column. This failing — but well-deserved — grade tells us that Sam has started out at his new school by copying some of the behavioral tendencies of the five previous Highlands presidents over the last 15 years.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 1, 2015

    Good job in exposing Mora school scandal

    I wish to congratulate the staff of the Optic on the recent expose’ regarding the Charles Trujillo mess involving his being hired as the Mora Superintendent after falsifying several facts in various applications.

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 25, 2015

    Information needed on trash pickups

    I would like to thank the Optic for the recent story, Oct. 4-6 edition, regarding local trash pick-up. Thank you for clarifying what the City will/will not take, and how to properly fill the containers. Nice to know that they will pick up those bundled tree trimmings! I fully understand the over-burden of excess waste. I usually deliver large trimmings to the solid waste department off of Airport Road. Thanks to the City for having that available.

  • Letters to the Editor - Oct. 18, 2015

    Time to step up and support HU football
    Homecoming took place (recently), the culmination event being HU vs FLC. Yes HU was soundly defeated but everyone should be aware that Coach Jeff Mills and his assistants were hired with little time to recruit and fill those positions that left when the previous coach left.

  • Letters to the Editor - October 11th, 2015

    Correction: A Letter to the Editor published in the October 9, 2015, edition of the Optic written by Cecilia F. Montoya mistakenly stated that she was a resident of La Cueva. She is actually a resident of La Tewa.

    How was road funding approved?

    How is it possible for Sen. Pete Campos and the Legislature to approve funding for a road to Pendaries; a private, upscale and exclusive golf resort community?

  • Letters to the Editor - October 4th, 2015

    War of the billionaires, continued
    Liberal/regressive hogwash is so obvious. Take for example the recent letter to the editor “War of the Billionaires.”
    The writer wonders “Who will buy America first, Trump ($4 billion) or the Koch Brothers ($81B)?” Is it possible the writer doesn’t know billionaire Democratic names, like Soros ($23B), Buffet ($68B), Zuckerberg ($43B), Gates ($79B), etc?
    The Democratic Party relies on an uninformed and willfully blind electorate as demonstrated above. 

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 27, 2015

    Animal cruelty cases anger reader
    Neglect and cruelty of animals is nothing new in San Miguel County and Las Vegas, maybe even in the state. Que verguenza, for us to be known for such a horrific behavior.  One would think we are not yet civilized.  I am pleased that exposure by the media and dedication by those who volunteer for this cause, has brought this issue to the forefront. I share the same emotion of anger that Martina Holguin mentioned in the Optic’s story.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 20, 2015

    Plight of refugees tragic
    When our country invaded Iraq, Pope John Paul III, warned that this action would de-stabilize that whole region. Sure enough it did, and we’ve been seeing refugees ever since. I am really perturbed by the current influx of refugees; it is heartbreaking to see a father holding the body of his drowned little boy. This man learned that his wife and another child met the same fate.