• Letters to the Editor - October 11th, 2015

    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?

    Les Montoya and Art Padilla met with the residents of La Cueva in Sapello and informed us that there was no money available to pave our road. Part of it was topped, not paved, and now full of potholes.

  • 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.

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 13, 2015

    Coalition pushing for more wilderness area
    A diverse grassroots coalition of conservation minded forest professionals, business owners, non- profit organizations, State and Tribal elected officials and New Mexicans from all walks of life, are hard at work to advocate for the designation of 120,000 acres of The Pecos Wilderness as Federal Wilderness or Special Management Area. This designation will protect the clean air, fresh water and recreational area that the counties Santa Fe, San Miguel, Taos, Mora and Rio Arriba counties have come to enjoy.

  • Letters to the Editor -Sep. 6, 2015

    We must do more
    to bring jobs here
    I go to the senior center for lunch every day. Last spring, when the high school graduations were happening, many of the people at the senior center said they were sad that their grandchildren were graduating. They said they would never see them again, because the kids had to move to Albuquerque to find jobs.
    I thought about that a lot. How terribly sad. Something must be done. I live in Las Vegas. Why aren’t there jobs, here? All the people I know in the little towns in New Mexico have the same problem.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 28, 2015

    Mora a county of strong faith
    The Mora Fiestas went well this year. There were several floats with good messages, such as the one for Pro Life. In my day abortion was never even thought of.
    I had a float on Divine Mercy  as a memorial for Pope John Paul the second who died on the eve of Divine Mercy. He felt the only hope for this troubled world was prayer. The Divine Mercy prayer has worked many miracles in my life.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 21, 2015

    Proud of Las Vegas
    As summer 2015 rolls into a new season, it is with beaming pride we want to congratulate and thank everyone who has made signature events like the Fourth of July Fiestas, Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, Heritage Week, and the Cowboy Reunion enormously successful.

  • Letters to the Editor -August 7, 2015

    Mora County has new fire district
    During the past year the Mora County Commission, and subsequently the State Fire Marshal’s Office, have established a new fire district in Mora County. The SBR Volunteer Fire Department is assuming responsibility for the Sierra Bonita and Rincon Ranch neighborhoods as well as a 45- square-mile area from Coyote Creek State Park northward to the Mora/Colfax County line.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 31, 2015

    Writer unhappy with city