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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor - July 17, 2016

    Editorial cartoon was inappropriate

    What is the purpose of printing the cartoon that appeared on the editorial page of the Optic, July 10-12, 2016? It certainly does not enlighten or inform. The cartoonist made a generalization about police officers that characterizes the more than three-quarters of a million law enforcement officers in the nation as ready to stop and kill a black driver. 

  • Letters to the Editor - July 10, 2016

    ‘Lack of consideration astonishing’

    UNBELIEVABLE! ONE WEEK before the Senior Olympics in Roswell and our $40 one year passes to Highlands’ pool have apparently expired! Perhaps for the Rec Center too.

    I am entered in swimming in the Senior Olympics and went to the pool this morning at 7 a.m. to swim my laps. I was told I had to pay $1 or buy a $10 pass. I do not carry money when I go to the pool.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — July 8, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Pork asada, buttered new potatoes, hominy, flour tortilla, and strawberry shortcake

    TUESDAY
    Chicken fried chicken, coleslaw, green beans, mashed sweet potato, roll with margarine, apple, and chocolate chip cookie

    WEDNESDAY
    Lasagna, honey glazed carrots, wheat garlic bread, orange, and oatmeal cookie

    THURSDAY
    Fidelos con carne, salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange-pineapple mix

  • Letters to the Editor - July 3, 2016

    Mil Gracias

    This letter is to thank the many people who came together to help make possible books and creative activities for children in the Las Vegas community. You came from all sorts of groups and as individuals who heard the call for volunteers. You came, so many that you were lining up to become reading buddies and creativity assistants for that day or even two days. Next time we will need you even more.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 26, 2016

    Little progress made on animal welfare

    As a newcomer to Las Vegas, I am still captivated by the charm of this small western town, where the mountains meet the plains. I even considered buying a permanent home here. My experiences over the past year, however, particularly concerning animal welfare and safety, have given me cause to rethink that.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 19, 2016

    Writer in support of Bill Taylor

    Bill Taylor is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Not only is he an exceptional teacher, he also is helpful above and beyond what he is required to do.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 12, 2016

    Unhappy with dean of students pick

    New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner has hired Bill Taylor to be HU’s dean of students and has lauded him for his “great success and high integrity ... talent and commitment.”

  • Letters to the Editor - June 5, 2016

    Let’s get kids to read

    Get kids to read during the summer — we’re hearing this message from the recent Optic editorial (May 25), from the Optic’s lead article by the editor “Stopping the Summer Slide” on the Governor’s initiative to “entice” kids to read, and everywhere.

    Right here in Las Vegas, the same message is loud and clear:  make sure that all kids have good books to read this summer. And here is an answer.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 29, 2016

    Winkel guest column right on the money
    I applaud the guest column by Carol Winkel in the May 22 edition of the Optic. She is absolutely correct when she proposes changes in school administration and classroom management. In order to create a learning atmosphere it is imperative the classroom be student-centered and not goal- oriented. 

  • Letters to the Editor - May 22, 2016

    Get out of the way of emergency vehicles

    I’m not sure if it is a local custom, literally just sheer ignorance or just absolute selfishness, but come on people!

    Today I stopped at the end of my road, at 518 and waited for a caravan of vehicles to pass, before then checking to my right again. I immediately noted a state police vehicle coming southbound with lights on.

    I waited and then pulled out after the state vehicle. I was able to follow at about 60 mph and watch the disgusting show ahead.