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Letters

  • Letter to the Editor - June 23, 2017

    Mora Co-op vote
    (NOTE: The Mora Electric Co-op’s annual meeting is Saturday at the MHS gym, with registration from 9 a.m. to noon).

    My name is Jerome Lucero and I am a retired Electrical Engineer whose background includes working for Public Service Company of Colorado for approximately 28 years. In addition, I was the General Manager For the Mora San Miguel Electric Cooperative from April of 2005 to April of 2006, but as is the case in Northern New Mexico, I only lasted as the Manager for one year.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 18, 2017

    R/C works with FAA
    There has been an ongoing discussion involving the FAA and the American Modelers Association for a couple of years now concerning the free, unregulated use of radio-controlled airplanes, or drones, if you wish.

    For years, the FAA and the AMA have worked together to make the radio-control hobby a safe means of recreation. When remote control first started, a ham radio license was required and used the ham frequencies — usually 10 and 6 meters.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 11, 2017

    Introducing himself
    I’m Peter DeBenedittis, Ph.D. I’m running for governor of New Mexico. I’m a Progressive Democrat who has lived in Santa Fe since 1995. I’ve spent the last 20 years teaching youth alcohol prevention at schools across New Mexico. For the past 2-1/2 years I’ve has volunteered as director of Alcohol Taxes Save Lives & Money.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 9, 2017

    Alzheimer’s proposal
    If you’re like me, you know someone living with Alzheimer’s Disease or have lost someone to the disease.  Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, one for which there is no prevention, treatment, or cure.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 4, 2017

    Church in need
    Among the many historical attractions in Las Vegas, there is one historical treasure that is often written about, and that is the Kilgen Pipe Organ located at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in old town.

    I won’t repeat the historical facts regarding this organ, but I do want to emphasis that this marvelous instrument belongs to all of us who live here. Most people know that the organ still needs expensive renovation to bring it to its full capacity.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 28, 2017

    Patios encouraged
    I read Optic’s May 14-16 cover article on “Borrachos patio plan” with much concern. It was difficult to understand why a newer woman-owned business was told that they could not open up a sidewalk patio, when a number of other restaurants and lounges have similar summer venues in the Historic District. For a small city, there are already great choices for food and drink, and here’s a welcome addition!

  • Letters to the Editor - May 26, 2017

    Recall is sour grapes

    First of all, our fair city is recovering under the current administration. It was devastated by the prior leadership in that staffing was filled to enhance political favors.

    This practice threw the city budget into deficits which the current administration has had to manage to avoid layoffs, etc.

    Constituents, taxpayers and staff must understand that staffing changes were necessary to address the budget shortfalls created by unqualified political fill-ins at various positions.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 24, 2017

    Serving millions
    May 22-26, 2017 marks the first-ever Rural Health Week and Alta Vista Regional Hospital joins community hospitals and caregivers across the nation to highlight the positive impact we have on the patients we care for and the communities we serve.

    When you hear rural community, you may think small town. However, when combining the population of areas like ours across the country, it equals nearly 60 million people, or one in five Americans. At the heart of many of those communities is the local hospital.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 14, 2017

    Thank teachers

    This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We have wonderful teachers and education employees! We need to celebrate the incredible teaching happening all over New Mexico.

    New Mexico has more students graduating and better test results, thanks to teachers!

  • Letters to the Editor - May 7, 2017

    License to ill
    After reading the Optic article on the new federal regulations to obtain a drivers’ license, I thought adding a little humor may soften the stress.

    If you were born before the 1950’s and come from a Hispanic family, I figure you are one caught in this web of stress. I definitely include myself in this group.