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Letters

  • Writer supports L’Esperance

    Those of us who have signed this letter endorse and are asking our friends and neighbors in Ward 1 to vote for Oliver L’Esperance for city councilor. We believe Mr. L’Esperance is the kind of councilor we need, one who will listen to average families’ interests and who will work constructively with his colleagues in city government.

  • Compliments on another great event

    On Friday, March 28, La Fiesta de la Hispanidad celebrated its 20th anniversary. We would like to compliment Sara Harris, organizer and emcee, for her dedication to this event that takes place every year.

    Once again she set the tone for another wonderful performance, which was well attended. Our community is fortunate to have a person like Sara to organize this event and find volunteers to donate their time for this wonderful event.

  • Co-op members deserve the truth

    The members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative need to know what is really happening within the “People’s Co-op.”

    I have worked with three different board trustee chairmen and am appalled by the way the meetings are being run. The electric cooperative board is to follow Roberts Rules of Order, and this was not happening to the full extent. The chairman was not acknowledging other board members’ motions or expressed concerns.

  • California student seeks information

    My name is Gabriela Magaña. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif.

    The reason I am writing is that my class is doing state reports and I have chosen your magnificent state of New Mexico. I would really like it if you posted my letter in your newspaper so that I may get the help I need for my report. What I need from you or your readers are pamphlets, postcards, souvenirs or anything else that would be useful.

  • Mil gracias - April 11, 2014

    During times of need it is comforting to know that our community, at all levels step up to the plate to benefit others.

    Our high school youths are no different as I witnessed an extremely dedicated sophomore, Mr. Aaron Campbell, give of his time and talent to ensure that his fellow Las Vegas FFA Chapter Parliamentary Procedure contestants were well prepared for their state competition.

  • Former fire chief was a pioneer

    On March 14, 2014, the small community of Gallinas Canyon lost one of its most treasured pioneers, Luis Martinez.

    Although Mr. Martinez’s accomplishments were many, I will only address one at this time. My personal experience alongside Luis Martinez during the implementation of a volunteer fire department in our beloved canyon is what I wish to speak of.

    La Placita Volunteer Fire Department got its beginning in 1995 due in most part to fulfill a dream that Mr. Martinez had.

  • Carnegie entrance needs work

    I began using Carnegie Library shortly after I moved here 13 ½ years ago. I sat for a few years on the Library Board and thereafter, spent some time weeding and organizing the “rare book room.”

  • Unions make us strong

    Like the editorial board of the Optic (Monday, March 24), we are elated at the announcement (Friday, March 21) that the management of Alta Vista Regional Hospital and District 1199 of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Workers have finally negotiated a contract. We were not so elated at the news, also in Friday’s Optic, that Gov. (Susana) Martinez may try to prevent union dues for state workers from being withheld from their paychecks, thereby greatly weakening the unions involved.  

  • Residents need a rational approach

    In response to a letter to the editor in the Las Vegas Optic dated May 21, 2014, and submitted by Mary Vermillion, Ojo Feliz, N.M., I find the comments she puts in her letter extremely offensive to the people of Mora. The people have been guardians of these lands for hundreds of years, and unfortunately in the recent past some people, have been remiss in their duty to the Creator to be caretakers of the Mother Earth.

  • En Mora, el agua es vida

    Is the right to property more valuable and important than the right to life?

    Greetings to all proud residents of Mora County. My name is Nancy E. Quintana, Colombian by birth, lawyer by profession and now adopted daughter of Mora County. This letter is written in Spanish, mother tongue of the people of Mora.